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New Orleans Jazzed Up For Numismatics: Stack’s Bowers Claims Nearly $7 Million

New Orleans Jazzed Up For Numismatics: Stack’s Bowers Claims Nearly $7 Million

by Jim Bisognani- NGC Weekly Market Report As I made my journey from Boston to New Orleans to attend the ANA Spring National Money Show the excitement and fervor which surrounds the numismatic world was as palpable as the oppressive dew points that greeted me in the Bayou state’s host city airport. As I boarded the […]

Coin Collecting Strategies: Cherry Picking

Coin Collecting Strategies: Cherry Picking

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. Nearly every series offers something for the cherry picking specialist. There are few things in coin collecting as exciting as making a numismatic discovery. I started to think about this subject last week when I purchased a collection of Large Cents dated 1793-1857. The […]

NGC Ancients: Exaggerated Portraits on Roman Coinage

NGC Ancients: Exaggerated Portraits on Roman Coinage

Posted by Josh Illingworth, NGC Ancients Throughout the course of Roman history, a vast number of rulers and other members of the elite classes appeared on the coinage of the realm. Some of these portraits were strikingly rendered and stand as masterpieces of ancient art. A particularly interesting field of study within this genre is portraits that […]

CSNS Coin Show A Barn Burner For Numismatics

CSNS Coin Show A Barn Burner For Numismatics

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… Heritage Triple Crown In Illinois Captures $68 Million! Finest Known NGC 1796 Dollar and 1852 Humbert $10 Each Gain Entry to Million Dollar Club! As a dynamic and exciting month of April winds down, numismatic icons are at the center of media outlets’ attention; gold and silver have been […]

NGC Security Image Archive Now Includes 7 Million Coins

NGC Security Image Archive Now Includes 7 Million Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that its online certification verification database includes images for more than 7 million NGC-certified coins. Accessible for free through the “Verify NGC Certification” tool on the NGC website (www.ngccoin.com) and the NGC mobile website (m.ngccoin.com), as well as the NGC Coin Details smartphone app, these images show the obverse and […]

Over The Rainbow : Collectors have a deep appreciation for coins with attractive, original toning.

Over The Rainbow : Collectors have a deep appreciation for coins with attractive, original toning.

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. Someone once said, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This sublime statement has become a reality in the rare coin business. Toned coins are now extremely collectible and highly sought after. When I first bought and sold rare coins a few decades […]

World Coins Not Foreign Any Longer

World Coins Not Foreign Any Longer

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… Collectors Caravan Beating A Path To CSNS; Heritage CICF-CSNS Sales Boasts Finest Known Icons; Generic US Gold A Bargain As I took a stroll outside my New Hampshire home today, in a few isolated areas, I observed the last remaining crusts of snow maintaining their fleeting yet memorable presence […]

By April 18, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Collecting Southern US Gold Coins

Collecting Southern US Gold Coins

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. The Southern gold coin series is filled with wonderful coins from a part of American history that many find fascinating. I have been buying and selling coins for over 35 years. One of my early mentors was the late, great coin dealer, Jack Hancock. […]

NGC US Coin Price Guide Adds Values for Plus (+) Grades

NGC US Coin Price Guide Adds Values for Plus (+) Grades

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that its free online NGC US Coin Price Guide now features values for plus (+) grades. The NGC US Coin Price Guide is the most comprehensive and accurate online coin value guide with nearly 149,000 distinct values for over 6,000 US coins. It is available on the NGC website, […]

NGC Grades Eric Newman Coins. VIDEO: 2:20

NGC Grades Eric Newman Coins. VIDEO: 2:20

David Lange, Director of Research, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Interviewer: David Lisot Eric Newman is one of the most famous numismatists of all time. His coin collection contains some of the great coins of the world. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has been selected to grade some of the classic rarities that will be sold soon. David Lange […]

By April 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Baltimore Buzzing: Stack’s Bowers Auction Confirms Broad-Based Market Strength

Baltimore Buzzing: Stack’s Bowers Auction Confirms Broad-Based Market Strength

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… Coveted NGC Black Slab Sets Record; Southern Gold a Comfort for Collectors According to the calendar, spring is finally here and the long awaited meteorological change of season is indeed worth celebrating. Although winter’s grasp is still a tenacious one in many areas, setting the clocks ahead earlier this […]

By March 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Exploring US Proof Coinage with Jeff Garrett

Exploring US Proof Coinage with Jeff Garrett

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. The US Mint has been striking what are universally considered Proof coins since at least 1817. As most of you know, Proof coins are made for collectors and in most cases are distinctly different in appearance to coins made for circulation. The […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Eagles ($5 gold coins) in March Rarities Night Auction

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Half Eagles ($5 gold coins) in March Rarities Night Auction

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #159 ….. On Thursday, March 14, Stacks Bowers (SBG) conducted their sixth Rarities Night event. The first was on Aug. 18, 2011 and the next to last was on Jan. 24, 2013, during which the […]

Baltimore On Deck – Stack’s Bowers Sales Feature Strong Line Up

Baltimore On Deck – Stack’s Bowers Sales Feature Strong Line Up

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …… High Grade Saints & World Gold Targeted. Lower Gold Spot Has Rejuvenated Collectors – Rare Black NGC Slab Scheduled For Auction On St. Patty’s Day. March certainly came roaring in throughout the country. In fact, on three out of the four previous weekends we have had major snowstorms visit […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 1

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection, part 1

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #156 ….. One of the all-time great collections was formed by Eric Newman, who is 101 years old and. Beyond a consignment of one hundred and sixty or so items from Newman’s “foundation” to the […]

What Percentage of Classic Rare United States Coins Have Been Graded by the Services?

What Percentage of Classic Rare United States Coins Have Been Graded by the Services?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… After 25+ years of encapsulating coins and 50+ million submissions, it is clear that PCGS and NGC have had a huge impact on the way we view coin rarity. I have personally learned many things: which coins are rare and which are not; which coins are […]

By February 26, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
NGC Certifies Important Coin Rarities from the Collection of Eric P. Newman

NGC Certifies Important Coin Rarities from the Collection of Eric P. Newman

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has been chosen by the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES) to grade and encapsulate selected rarities from the immense collection of numismatic legend Eric P. Newman. These coins will be sold by Heritage Auctions at the April convention of the Central States Numismatic Society in Schaumburg, Illinois. The proceeds […]

Southern California Auctions Pull in Nearly $30 Million; Numismatics Heard from the Rooftops

Southern California Auctions Pull in Nearly $30 Million; Numismatics Heard from the Rooftops

by Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report …. Supply and demand still dictates pricing – “it’s the biggest purchase I’ve made that I can’t live in or doesn’t have wheels” An early February visit to the Golden State has confirmed that the rare coin market remains focused and highly energized. A pair of […]

NGC Certifies Unstruck Planchet for 1793 Half Cents

NGC Certifies Unstruck Planchet for 1793 Half Cents

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an unstruck planchet for 1793 Half Cents. Among the most unusual items ever seen by NGC, this recently submitted copper planchet for half cents was never struck with dies yet displays a perfectly lettered edge. This is entirely possible, as the edge lettering was applied first in a separate […]

Stack’s Bowers Americana Sale Tops $27 million

Stack’s Bowers Americana Sale Tops $27 million

by Jim Bisognani for NGC …….. Coin Collecting Is No Longer Just A “Hobby”; NGC Half Disme Joins Million Dollar Club; Long Beach Expo Underway Well the first month is in the books for 2013 and what an eventful January it was! Already over $100 million in rare coin sales have been generated through public auction. […]

Numismatic Research and Pricing in Today’s World

Numismatic Research and Pricing in Today’s World

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. A generation ago, basic numismatic research for most serious collectors consisted of checking prices in the latest edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the “Red Book”). I remember a time in the 1970s when coin dealers would not even […]

NGC chairman Mark Salzberg reflects on NGC’s last 25 years and his career in numismatics

NGC chairman Mark Salzberg reflects on NGC’s last 25 years and his career in numismatics

Dear NGC Community: This year was NGC’s 25th anniversary and, as we pass this important milestone, I reflect upon the roots of NGC and my lifelong career in numismatics. In 1979 I attended my first ANA convention in St. Louis as an employee of Randy Block, owner of Raab Rare Coins in Flemington, New Jersey. […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1792 Half Dimes, Part 2: Amazing Pieces to be Auctioned

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1792 Half Dimes, Part 2: Amazing Pieces to be Auctioned

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #145 ….. I focus upon two of the five finest 1792 half dimes (“dismes”) and I mention others. On Jan. 10, 2013, in Orlando, Heritage will auction the Floyd Starr piece, which is PCGS certified […]

Happy Holidays,  and How I got my start in this hobby

Happy Holidays, and How I got my start in this hobby

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Numismatists are a hardy lot. Once we have found a series or type of coin that we enjoy the hunt begins to either build a set, series or locate a nicely matched collection or accumulation. Winter and the holiday season are upon us and it’s time […]

By December 28, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Great American Gold Coins – Dual Rarities!

Great American Gold Coins – Dual Rarities!

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… There are coins that are rare because of their grade (“condition rarities”) and there are coins that are rare because only a small number survive (“absolute rarities”). Then there are coins that are a whole different category: I call them “dual rarities.” These are coins that […]

By December 11, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
The Legacy of Alexander the Great  and Silver Tetradrachms of Azes:  NGC Ancients

The Legacy of Alexander the Great and Silver Tetradrachms of Azes: NGC Ancients

Posted by David Vagi, Director of NGC Ancients …. Demand for “exotic” ancient coins has increased sharply in the last decade. One especially popular type is a silver tetradrachm of the Indo-Scythian King Azes. Samples of this coin and a variety of other ancient coins are being featured in a special eBay event. The Macedonian […]

NGC Attends The Beijing International Coin Expo

NGC Attends The Beijing International Coin Expo

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation™ (NGC®) and its China submission center, Guangzhou National Standard Numismatic Grading Company, attended the Beijing International Coin Expo held on November 2-4 at the China World Trade Center in Beijing, China. Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®), and Paper Money Guaranty™ (PMG®) were also represented at the show. NGC, NCS and PMG are members […]

Are Coin Shows on the Decline?

Are Coin Shows on the Decline?

by Jeff Garrett  with Permission from NGC ……… Despite all of these headwinds, most coin shows are generally in good health. As a member of the board of governors for the American Numismatic Association, one of the prime responsibilities is to make decisions about ANA conventions. That is no small task given the size and […]

CoinPlex Joins Forces With PNG

CoinPlex Joins Forces With PNG

CoinPlex, an online trading network for dealers buying and selling certified U.S. coins, is now serving members of the Professional Numismatists Guild as the PNG’s official coin trading network. The relationship brings together a relatively new but already successful online service with a highly respected dealer organization that has been a pillar of the numismatic […]

US & World Rare Coin Market Remains Extremely Competitive

US & World Rare Coin Market Remains Extremely Competitive

by Jim Bisognani – Reposted with Permission from NGC For the first time since a rather stormy reception in February 2010, it was actually raining during set up at the Long Beach Expo. Although it was unusually wet for Southern California, it did not deter the mission at hand. On opening day, there was considerable […]

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