Tag: Third Party Grading

Overgrading and How It Affects Coin Values

Overgrading and How It Affects Coin Values

By Rick Snow – Owner and Operator, Eagle Eye Rare Coins ……   I have written about the problem of overgrading for many years now. In 1996, I began a service called Photo Seal. In small ways it has helped control the problem within the Flying Eagle and Indian cent collector community, but we are […]

By July 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Grading & Certification – NGC Grades 35 Millionth Coin

Grading & Certification – NGC Grades 35 Millionth Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has become the first third-party coin grading service to grade 35,000,000 coins. NGC has long been the world’s largest third-party grading service, a position that reflects the preference that more collectors and dealers have for NGC-graded coins. This preference is largely the result of NGC’s commitment to accuracy, consistency and integrity, […]

Why Are US Gold Coins with Original Color and Surfaces So Rare?

Why Are US Gold Coins with Original Color and Surfaces So Rare?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …..   Many collectors of 19th-century rare date U.S. gold coins (finally) appreciated with natural color and choice surfaces. I’m not sure that there’s an actual consensus among these collectors about what “natural” color actually is but I, for one, am glad to see dirty gold more […]

Buying and Selling Coins – Understanding Market Liquidity

Buying and Selling Coins – Understanding Market Liquidity

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   When deciding what to collect, market liquidity should be carefully considered. Over the past several years I have discussed many ways to collect rare coins. Most collectors choose a series and make every effort to buy as many as possible. For decades the concept of […]

Counterfeit Coins, Third Party Grading and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt. 3

Counterfeit Coins, Third Party Grading and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt. 3

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers …..   Editors Note: Links to the previous two Articles…. Part 1     Part 2 In this article I continue to tell of how the United States Government’s policies to stop counterfeiting affected Stack’s ability to import and sell an important European coin collection. Since dealing with a government […]

By February 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Are “Raw” Coins a Raw Deal?

Are “Raw” Coins a Raw Deal?

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   — The change in your pocket going “ching-a-ling-a-ling” — The roll of “unsearched” Ike dollars you bought on eBay — A mint set still in its blister pack — That 1909-S VDB Lincoln Wheat cent in a 2” x 2” flip at the coin shop, with […]

By October 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Charles Morgan Submits Modern Coins to QA Check and Gets His Results! – VIDEO: 17:47.

Charles Morgan Submits Modern Coins to QA Check and Gets His Results! – VIDEO: 17:47.

James Sego & Michael Ellis, QA Check, Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com. The Modern certified coin marketplace has been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years. In this exclusive video, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan has QA Check, a company that sticker’s solid quality certified modern coins, evaluate 20 coins from his personal collection in order […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Franklin Half Dollars

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Franklin Half Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. 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. […]

Coin Dealer, Grading Company Hit for Nearly $2 Million under Federal Racketeering Laws

Coin Dealer, Grading Company Hit for Nearly $2 Million under Federal Racketeering Laws

By Paul Montgomery and Associates – PaulMontgomeryOnline.com….   A Federal Court Judge in Texas has ruled that a coin fraud victim’s estate should receive almost $2 million from a Long Island coin dealer and his grading company under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO). The estate was assisted in its three-year recovery efforts […]

New PCGS Holder To Protect Coins, Combat Counterfeiting

New PCGS Holder To Protect Coins, Combat Counterfeiting

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is launching the world’s most technically-advanced holder for protecting coins and providing additional security against counterfeiting. The completely redesigned holders include an embedded hologram and a Quick Response (QR) code matrix on each label. These new holders now are being used on all submissions certified by PCGS. “We have been […]

By May 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Releases Tokens and Medals Census

NGC Releases Tokens and Medals Census

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has released a Tokens and Medals Census with comprehensive population data for virtually all types graded by NGC. The Tokens and Medals Census, which is available for free on NGCcoin.com, provides collectors and dealers with an unprecedented opportunity to evaluate the rarity of tokens and medals from around the world. This […]

Record Auction Price Paid for QA Check Approved Modern Coin

Record Auction Price Paid for QA Check Approved Modern Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The viability of 3rd party grade verification for modern coins is being borne out as a flurry of auctions for coins verified by Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based firm Collectibles Quality Assurance Company, LLC (QA Check) have started to appear on mainstream numismatic sales platforms eBay and Great Collections. QA Check is one of […]

NGC Label/Pedigree for March of Dimes Special Silver Set

NGC Label/Pedigree for March of Dimes Special Silver Set

The March of Dimes Special Silver Set, which includes two new Roosevelt Dimes and a Proof March of Dimes commemorative dollar, goes on sale May 4. Learn about NGC’s special label and pedigree for these coins. Special submission instructions must be followed. The US Mint will begin sales of the eagerly awaited March of Dimes […]

CoinWeek Q&A with NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg – Video: 15:30

CoinWeek Q&A with NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg – Video: 15:30

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan spoke with NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Exposition in Baltimore, Maryland. Salzberg discussed on-site show grading, NGC’s success in world and ancient coin markets, and how Third Party Grading services and the rare coin market have embraced modern coin certification. Salzburg also discusses the benefits of specialty labels […]

By April 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

Pedigree & Hoard / Coins & Currency

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek…. I am delighted to have the opportunity to write a new column for CoinWeek on my corner of the numismatic world – Pedigreed Coins. My view is going to be a bit different from many writers and articles because I am the guy on the other side of the table. I […]

By February 2, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
CAC to Stop Accepting Colonial Coins for Certification

CAC to Stop Accepting Colonial Coins for Certification

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The Certified Acceptance Corporation, also known as CAC, has notified collectors that beginning January 1, 2015, it will no longer accept Colonial coins for certification. A short email sent to collectors gives no reason for the decision, but does state that Colonial issues make up a very small percentage of CAC’s sale and […]

By December 12, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
NGC Grades 30 Millionth Coin, First Grading Service to Reach Milestone

NGC Grades 30 Millionth Coin, First Grading Service to Reach Milestone

First coin certification service to reach this significant milestone On April 15, 2014, Sarasota, Florida-based Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that it has graded its 30 millionth coin this week and is the first third-party coin grading service to reach this important milestone. There has been extraordinary demand for NGC certification in world markets — as well […]

NGC and Third Party Grading in Europe. VIDEO

NGC and Third Party Grading in Europe. VIDEO

Richard Stein, Director of European Operations, NGC International Interviewer: David Lisot Europeans have been slow to accept third party grading and encapsulation for their coins. NGC is one of the largest grading companies in the world and has offices in Europe. Find out how their efforts are changing the perception of collectors worldwide. Copyright © […]

By October 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Hong Kong Update and New Grading for Tokens and Medals

PCGS Hong Kong Update and New Grading for Tokens and Medals

Don Willis, President, PCGS Interviewer: David Lisot. Professional Coin Grading Service recently opened offices in Hong Kong to service the growing Chinese numismatic market. PCGS President Don Willis talks about the progress of the new venture in Asia as well as announcing that more categories of tokens and medals will now be encapsulated and graded […]

By June 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Submission Success Strategies

Coin Submission Success Strategies

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker If you’re anything like me, then you occasionally submit coins to one of the major Third Party Grading companies to preserve them, attribute them, or to add to your collection of certified coins. I look at a lot of raw material in the hopes that my grading eye is […]

PCGS Division of Collectors Universe  Expands Rare Coin Certification Services to Asia

PCGS Division of Collectors Universe Expands Rare Coin Certification Services to Asia

In a major expansion of its international services and activities, the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT) has established a Hong Kong-based authentication and grading operation. The new Asia venture will be known as Collectors Universe (Hong Kong) Ltd. In May 2010, PCGS successfully opened an office in Paris, […]

By January 7, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”?

The Coin Analyst: Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   A quarter century after the establishment of the first professional coin grading companies, many coin collectors remain skeptical of the benefits of third party grading. For many of them buying raw, ungraded coins is a kind of badge of honor that shows they have not succumbed to the mania […]

 
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