Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent

Counterfeit large cents - 1793 Flowing Hair Cent - Tooling Marks; Raised Lines By Max Spiegel, NGC ........   The first coins struck by the United States Mint...

NGC: 2016-W Burnished Mint State Silver Eagle Special Designations

The 2016-W Burnished Mint State Silver Eagle will be released on December 1 The US Mint is set to release the 2016-W Burnished Mint State...

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

By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) .........   Tool marks, soft design details and dull surfaces help NGC graders identify a counterfeit coins, in this case...

Conveying Wealth and Culture: Ships on World Banknotes

The junk and dhow are two ancient ship models that are prominently featured on banknotes in dozens of countries Images of national pride, of rich...

Market Whimsy: More Perfect than Perfect – MS-70+ and Beyond

Ask any retiree or coin collector and they’ll tell you: 70 ain’t what it used to be By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker .....   Charles and...

PCGS to Display $10 Million 1794 Dollar, Morelan Registry Set at...

The world’s most valuable coin ever sold at auction, the 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar graded PCGS SP66 and believed by many experts to be...

COINS in UHD: The 10 Best CoinWeek Videos of 2016

It's hard to believe that the end is upon us... the end of 2016, that is. With the better part of the calendar year...

Million Dollar Coins, Part 3: Half Cents

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #358 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   This discussion is...

NGC – Chinese Coins: The Last Palace

2016 is the 150th anniversary of Sun Yat-sen’s birth and the People’s Republic of China has just released three coins to commemorate this event By...

Coin Show Commentary: Whitman Baltimore Robust

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Mintmarked gold hot in Stack's Bowers sale; Collector on prowl for Gem DPL CC Morgans As we ushered...

NGC Red & Gold Display Boxes Are Back

NGC Red & Gold Display Boxes are available now! Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) introduced a red and gold display box last year to much enthusiasm...

NGC Registry Sets – A Letter from Mark Salzberg

  The chairman of NGC discusses an important change to the NGC Registry Dear Collectors: In 2017 Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) will celebrate two important anniversaries: 30...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1924-S Buffalo Nickel

By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .........   The 1924-S Buffalo Nickel is a prime target for counterfeiters. In particular, sharp-eyed graders will pay close...

NGC: 1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck Image Gallery Now Online

Extra ordinary rare and high-grade coins recovered from the storied 1715 Treasure Fleet shipwreck Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created an online image gallery of...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark-Erosion 1874 Three Cent Nickel Die Trial

Posted by Max Spiegel for NGC ........   Three Cent nickels were struck in 75% copper and 25% nickel with a silver-gray color, but the coin...

PVC Damage on World Coins – What It Is & How...

By Lance Tchor - Founder and Co-President, WINGS® Coins LLC ......   PVC and coins don’t mix Otherwise known as polyvinylchloride, PVC is found in many different...

NGC Ancients – Thoughts on Collecting Ancient Coins

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Ancient coins are extremely popular because of their historical importance, artistic merit and affordability. This year’s ANA...

NGC Ancient Coins: Unusual Bactrian Portraits

By NGC Ancients .....   The royal busts of the Indo-Greek kings are often adorned with unusual helmets and headdresses Among the most interesting and diverse portraits...

Classic US Coins: 1870-S Coins for Budget-Minded Collectors

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #354 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   In the realm...

Market Whimsy: Terminal Point

Every coin except the great rarities has a Terminal Point By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker .....   Charles and Hubert's column Market Whimsy, which originally appeared in...

Go For The Gold This Fall – $20 Saints Are Great...

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Heritage Dallas sale rakes in $8.5 Million; Fresh top-grade material captures record prices! Action in the metal market...

Chinese Pandas – Setting the Bar High in Shenyang

For its 120th anniversary, the Shenyang Mint has unveiled numerous commemorative items, including a half-kilogram silver bar with an enchanting panorama of images from...

USA Coin Album: Numismatic Lame Ducks

By David W. Lange, Research Director at NGC ........   In politics, a lame duck is an official whose term of office is concluding and whose...

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Part 24: Barber...

Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #353 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   The theme here is completing a set of Barber dimes...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative

Counterfeit coin - 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Half Dollar The relatively crude forgery shows extensive loss of detail throughout. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   In recent years, the...

NGC Certified Coins: 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin, Chronicles Set Pedigree

NGC will assign the COIN AND CHRONICLES SET pedigree to the coins and medal from this set The Ronald Reagan Coin and Chronicles Set went...

NGC Ancients – Surface Quality Important for Ancient Coins

By NGC Ancients .....   The evaluation of surface quality is paramount to establishing the overall quality of an ancient coin. Surface quality plays a significant role...

CoinWeek Podcast #43: Numismatic Books Old and New with Dr. David...

CoinWeek Podcast #43: Numismatic Books Old and New with Dr. David Fanning Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe...

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – Buyer Beware

By Laura Sperber - Legend Numismatics .......   AUCTION BUYING I want to make it clear - this is not a self serving Hot Topics. I am...

NCS Conservation: Special Concerns For Gold Coins

Although gold coins are less impacted by environmental effects than silver and copper coins, they are not completely impervious to such damage Even though gold...