Tag: NGC

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875-S Trade Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1875-S Trade Dollar

Counterfeit 1875-S Trade Dollar By Max Spiegel, NGC….   One of the most extensively counterfeited United States issues is the Trade Dollar. Recently, one was submitted to NGC that exhibited a number of the telltale signs of a fake. Trade Dollars are one of the most extensively counterfeited United States issues, and fakes are received […]

Specialization In Numismatics – Becoming a True Coin and Currency Expert

Specialization In Numismatics – Becoming a True Coin and Currency Expert

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. The advantage of specializing in a narrow range of numismatic products is the ability to become a true expert in the field. One night during the ANA World’s Fair of Money I had the opportunity to share an adult beverage with one of the legends of numismatics, Ken […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: The 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter

Counterfeit Coin Detection: The 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter

Counterfeit 1924-S Standing Liberty Quarter By NGC ….. As we’ve said in previous Counterfeit Detection columns, no US coinage issue is immune from counterfeiting. Classic rarities and key dates, like the 1804 dollar and the 1916-D dime, are frequent targets of counterfeiting, but so too are more common coins. In fact, virtually every classic US […]

Chinese Coins: The First Year Gold, Silver and Brass Panda Coins

Chinese Coins: The First Year Gold, Silver and Brass Panda Coins

1982 Gold Panda – 1983 Brass Panda – 1983 Silver Panda Posted by Peter Anthony …….. Once regarded as an inferior item, the Proof Brass 1 Yuan Pandas distributed by the China Mint between 1983 and 1985 are now some of the most sought-after releases in modern Chinese coinage. Are Pandas bullion coins or are they numismatic […]

The ANA World’s Fair of Money—A Dream Week For Numismatists

The ANA World’s Fair of Money—A Dream Week For Numismatists

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Host Auctions Claim Nearly $50 Million; Dealers And Collectors Singing The Praises Of The Show; Rare Gold King At Auction—It’s Like A Beauty Pageant For Coins! Another memorable ANA World’s Fair of Money show is history. This Midwest affair, the last of the ANA’s summer installments to grace […]

NGC, NCS and PMG Appoint New  Japan Official Submission Center

NGC, NCS and PMG Appoint New Japan Official Submission Center

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have announced that World Coins Japan Co., Ltd., has been appointed an Official Submission Center to the companies in Japan. NGC, NCS and PMG are independent members of the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®). Located in Tokyo, World Coins Japan, is one of […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: A Morgan Dollar “Super-Fake” Revealed

Counterfeit Coin Detection: A Morgan Dollar “Super-Fake” Revealed

  Counterfeit 1884-S Morgan Dollar By NGC ….   Lest you think spotting fakes is easy, take a look at this 1884-S Morgan Dollar. Each month in this column, we discuss some of the fundamentals of counterfeit detection, using counterfeit coins as illustrations. To date, the examples shown have not been deceptive. By that, we mean […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark-Erosion 1858 Flying Eagle Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark-Erosion 1858 Flying Eagle Cent

Spark-Erosion Counterfeit 1858 Flying Eagle Cent by NGC  ……. Spark erosion counterfeit coins aren’t made very frequently anymore because they are easy to spot once you learn how. This 1858 Flying Eagle Cent submitted to NGC for grading and authentication is a perfect example for study. This 1858 Small Letters Flying Eagle Cent was recently […]

US Gold Coins – Rare & Exciting “1825/4/1” Half Eagle  ($5 gold coin) in ANA Auction

US Gold Coins – Rare & Exciting “1825/4/1” Half Eagle ($5 gold coin) in ANA Auction

1825/1 Capped Head Left Half Eagle Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #290 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………… Half eagles are U.S. $5 gold coins, and were minted for use in commerce from 1795 to 1929, though not in every […]

Counterfeit Detection – Die Struck Counterfeit 1916-D Mercury Dime

Counterfeit Detection – Die Struck Counterfeit 1916-D Mercury Dime

1916-D Mercury Dime Counterfeit by NGC  ……. Skillful identification of counterfeit coins is essential to the hobby. NGC recently received a die struck copy of an important coin that bore tooling marks, a telltale sign of counterfeit efforts. Read on for more details. It is very easy for authenticators to determine that a coin is […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel

Evidence of heavy polishing where the fourth leg should be – 1937-D Buffalo Nickel by Max Spiegel, NGC  ……. The 1937-D 3-Legged Nickel is undoubtedly the most famous key date in the Buffalo Nickels series. Most collectors consider it to be a distinct issue although it is more accurately described as a late die state and […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Avoiding Failure In Numismatics

Coin Collecting Strategies – Avoiding Failure In Numismatics

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. When deciding on a coin set to collect, consider the costs involved in obtaining each coin in the series. When I began collecting decades ago, my first goal was to complete a set of 1941 to date Lincoln Cents. I lived in Florida at the time and locating […]

NGC’s Mark Salzberg to Offer Free One-on-One Consultations at ANA’s World Fair of Money

NGC’s Mark Salzberg to Offer Free One-on-One Consultations at ANA’s World Fair of Money

by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation On Wednesday, August 12 and Thursday, August 13, renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free collector consultations at the NGC tables during the ANA World’s Fair of Money. NGC will be offering free one-on-one consultations with the renowned numismatist at the NGC booth. From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. both days, Salzberg will […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime by Max Spiegel, NGC  ……. The design details on this counterfeit Seated Liberty Dime are soft, especially at Liberty’s head, the Phrygian cap and the shield on the obverse. The Seated Liberty Dime has grown in popularity with collectors over the last couple of decades with considerable new research done by […]

Half Dollars Fare Well in Baltimore Coin Auction; Markets for Silver Rarities Are Stable

Half Dollars Fare Well in Baltimore Coin Auction; Markets for Silver Rarities Are Stable

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #287 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …….. Recent sharp declines in gold and silver bullion levels have caused many collectors and dealers to become concerned about market levels for rare or at least scarce coins. […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1893-O Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1893-O Morgan Dollar

Posted by Ben Wengel, NGC Grader ……. A recent 1893-O Morgan Dollar submission was confirmed a counterfeit when NGC graders identified one telltale sign. Recently, a well made die struck counterfeit Morgan dollar dated 1893-O was found in a bulk deal while at NGC. While the piece was well made, it had one telltale diagnostic that made […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Importance of Liquidity

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Importance of Liquidity

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. When deciding what to collect, concentrate on coins with proven demand. Last year, the sale of an Apple 1 computer made headlines when it sold at auction for over $900,000 to the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. These are incredibly iconic relics of the early development of personal […]

Chinese Pandas: They’re So Cute!

Chinese Pandas: They’re So Cute!

Posted by Peter Anthony for the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ….. 1983 is considered the key date in the 1/20-ounce “Baby” Panda Gold Coin series. As I stood and watched three Panda cubs play and tussle and vie with one another to climb a tree, the young woman next to me squealed over and over again, “They’re so […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar

By Max Spiegel, NGC ……… Tool marks, soft design details and dull surfaces help NGC graders identify a counterfeit 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific Exposition, which was held in San Francisco in 1915 to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal a year earlier. To mark the occasion, […]

Counterfeit Detection: 2012 $50 American Gold Eagle

Counterfeit Detection: 2012 $50 American Gold Eagle

Posted by Max Spiegel, NGC on 4/21/2015 NGC graders recently identified two counterfeit 2012 $50 American Gold Eagles with poorly defined details around Liberty’s face and hair.The American Eagle bullion coin program was launched in 1986 with a one ounce silver $1, a tenth ounce gold $5, a quarter ounce gold $10, a half ounce gold $25 […]

Wide Assortment of Classic U.S. Coins & Holders in Summer FUN Auction

Wide Assortment of Classic U.S. Coins & Holders in Summer FUN Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #282 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…… In Orlando, the annual Summer FUN convention will be held from July 9th to 11th. As usual, Heritage will conduct the official auction. Although this will not be an […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection –  Australian 1917 P Gold Sovereign

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Australian 1917 P Gold Sovereign

by Max Spiegel, NGC ….   NGC graders recently identified a fake 1917 gold sovereign with the “P” mintmark of the Perth Mint in Australia. The British sovereign is one of the world’s most famous gold coins. Named after an English gold coin struck until 1604, the modern gold sovereign has been issued by the United […]

Long Beach Coin Show and Auction Report – Strength and Excitement in Golden State

Long Beach Coin Show and Auction Report – Strength and Excitement in Golden State

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Long Beach Expo—Heritage Signature Auction Provides Punch; Coins Priced in the “Wheelhouse” Are Surging. The just-concluded Long Beach Expo Coin Show, referred to as the “summer session” even though the official start of the summer season is a few weeks away, was a rousing success no matter […]

PNG Interns Hired, Mentoring Available

PNG Interns Hired, Mentoring Available

Two more interns in the Professional Numismatists Guild’s (PNG’s) Promoting Numismatic Growth mentoring program have been hired as full-time professional numismatists. The PNG continues to encourage more candidates to enroll in the organization’s recently-launched mentoring program and also is offering its online education courses to anyone, whether or not the person wants to enroll in […]

NGC, NCS and PMG Announce Major Expansion in China

NGC, NCS and PMG Announce Major Expansion in China

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have entered their next phase of expansion in China with several major developments. The three companies, which are independent members of the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®), have extended their Official Submission Center agreement with Guangzhou National Standard Numismatic Collection Grading Co., Ltd. […]

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights – June 7, 2015

David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights – June 7, 2015

By CoinWeek Staff Reports….   David Lawrence Rare Coins, a numismatic firm based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been offering online coin auctions for years. Providing weekly auctions that offer a variety of classic and modern United States coins, as well as occasional foreign and bullion coins, this coin dealer has something for all […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Franklin Half Dollars

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Franklin Half Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….   In this installment of Grading Coins, I’m going to talk about the popular Franklin half dollar series. The Franklin half dollar was struck for just 15 years, from 1948 to 1963. It was replaced in 1964 by the Kennedy half, under circumstances that need no explanation here. Personally, […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting By Die Variety

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting By Die Variety

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   In coin collecting, there is no right or wrong decision when it comes to deciding which varieties should be collected. In the last several months a client of mine has become quite involved collecting Morgan Silver Dollars. This client is quite studious and has spent considerable time […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1793 Flowing Hair Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1793 Flowing Hair Cent

by Max Spiegel, NGC …….. Tool marks and raised lines identify a counterfeit 1793 Flowing Hair Cent. The first coins struck by the United States Mint were the half cents and large cents made in 1793. All half cents from this year bear the left-facing Liberty Cap design, while large cents feature three major design types: […]

Numismatic Summer – Long Beach Leads The Way

Numismatic Summer – Long Beach Leads The Way

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   A Pogue In The Hand Is Worth?; Difficulty Accurately Pricing Rarities; Hop To It; Try Chasing A Kangaroo It seems like in a wink of an eye winter in New England turned to spring and before I knew it summer is upon us. Memorial Day signals the […]

 
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