1916-D Mercury Dime Counterfeit

Counterfeit Detection – Die Struck Counterfeit 1916-D Mercury Dime

1916-D Counterfeit Mercury Dime By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Skillful identification of counterfeit coins is essential to the hobby. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a...

Bowker Collection Chinese Coins in the Shanghai Mint Museum

Many of the coins from the Howard Franklin Bowker Collection were graded by NGC before they were donated to the Shanghai Mint Museum The Shanghai...

Modern Proof Coins—The Hunt For Perfection Continues

Viewing countless modern proofs gives the collector a greater appreciation for perfection! By Jim Bisognani - NGC Contributor ........   As we roll into the month of...
Year of the Monkey: Chinese Lunar New Year Brass Medals. Images courtesy NGC

NGC Registry Set News: From Monkeys and Quetzals to Francs and...

New NGC Registry sets this month include China, Gabon, Great Britain, US Cents and more This month, the NGC Registry offers a variety of new...

NGC Certifies Important 1910 and 1911 Chinese Coins Struck by the...

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified 11 important coins struck by the Vienna Mint in 1910 and 1911 for the Central Mint in Tianjin,...

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, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The 1937-D 3 Legged...

Counterfeit Detection: 2017 One Kilo Chinese Silver Panda 300 Yuan

This counterfeit 2017 Chinese Silver Panda 300 Yuan has sharper details than the genuine coin Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a peculiar-looking 2017 One...
Counterfeit 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit Coins Detection: Check the Mintmark on the 1914-S Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1914-S Lincoln Cent By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   NGC graders identified a recently submitted fake 1914-S cent as a slightly above-average copy...

Jeff Garrett: Collecting Colonial Coinage

Colonial coins offer a combination of rarity, historical value and affordability By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   My last article mentioned my first...

Altered Coin Detection: Cameo 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

Altered Cameo 1960 Franklin Half By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation(NGC) .......   A white "frost" was applied to this Franklin Half Dollar to give its elements a...

NGC Ancients: Roman Bronzes Appeal to Specialist Collectors

The early Romans’ appreciation for copper money remained strong through the collapse of the Roman Empire In the ancient Greek world there was a strong...

Special NGC San Francisco Trolley Label for 2017-S Proof Silver Eagle

NGC will offer a new label to celebrate the release of the 2017-S Proof Silver Eagle, which will be released in a set limited...

ANA Summer Seminar: Numismatic Vacation

If you have a serious interest in numismatics, you should consider spending one or two weeks attending Summer Seminar By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty...
1842-O Counterfeit Dime Reverse detail

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) .......   The design details on this Seated Liberty Dime counterfeit coin are soft, especially at...

Whitman Baltimore Underway with Stacks Bowers Coin Auction

1945 Mercury Dime NGC MS 66 By Jim Bisognani - NGC Contributor ........   Stack's Bowers March coin auction extravaganza; Partially split bands deserve a premium;...

NGC Certifies Dramatic New Kennedy Half Dollar Variety

Proof Coin Reveals One Style of Mintmark Punched over Another Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a newly discovered variety for the popular Kennedy Half...
Jeff Garrett U.S. Patterns

Collecting United States Pattern Coinage

If you are looking for a collecting challenge, consider US pattern coinage By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The year 2017 is a...
NGC Counterfeit 1903-S

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Added S Morgan Dollar

A prominent area of discoloration around the mintmark is a sign that this Morgan Dollar is a counterfeit. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ...... The vast majority...

Copper Is Golden: Collecting Classic US Large Cents

Draped bust large cents reveal grand returns; “Make mine milk chocolate please!” By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   According to the calendar, spring is...

Counterfeits – The Battle Begins

The best protection against the threat of counterfeits is to buy coins from a reputable source By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   My...
Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of NGC, and Chen Gi Mao at NGC Shanghai's office

NGC & Chen Gi Mao Form NGC Advanced Vintage Chinese Coins...

Extremely Rare 1897 Ferracute Szechuan Pattern Set is Certified Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and noted numismatist Chen Gi Mao have announced that they will form...

CoinWeek IQ: U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Joseph Menna Talks Modern Coin...

Joseph Menna is a a medallic sculptor at the United States Mint. If you've spent a Lincoln cent struck since 2010, you have spent...

U.S. Rare Coin Market Prepares To Spring Ahead

Colonials court continued comeback; Hidden values in foreign silver; Near Gem $20 Saints huge bargain By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   I dare not...

CoinWeek IQ: Grading World Coins at NGC – 4K Video

CoinWeek finishes its trilogy of on-site grading videos at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation with this exclusive new video that tracks a world coin order from...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ..........   Numerous issues, such as depressions, raised lines, porosity and die damage, presented plenty of evidence...

ANA Legacy Dinner Celebrates Mark Salzberg and Rick Montgomery

NGC Leaders Discuss Influences and Successes Join fellow collectors at the ANA Legacy Dinner on Thursday, March 9 at the Orlando National Money Show to...
Counterfeit 1893-O Morgan Dollar Reverse

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1893-O Morgan Silver 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...

New Mobile App Takes Advantage of NGC Online Collecting Tools

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has released a new mobile app that features some of the most popular research tools from the world’s largest third-party...

Long Beach Expo Underway—But I’m Snowbound

Collectors Should Enjoy A Martini In The Morning By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Well I spoke too soon in my last report....

NGC Upgrades Certified Roll Holder

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has upgraded its Certified Roll™ holder with a new, patent-pending design. The second generation Certified Roll boasts enhanced security features...