Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1922 No D Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1922 No D Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1922 No D Lincoln cent   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The 1922 No D Lincoln cent has long been popular with...
Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1880-CC Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1880-CC Morgan Dollar

This fake is mostly copper, but even if you didn’t know that, there are other red flags   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The 1880-CC Morgan...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - Authenticating the 1909-S VDB Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Authenticating the 1909-S VDB Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Altered and counterfeit Coin - 1909-S VDB cents are quite common. Examining several key features can help you...
Eight NGC Team Members Named Among Most Influential in Numismatics

Eight NGC Team Members Named Among Most Influential in Numismatics

Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) announces that eight of its experts are included in the latest list of Coin World’s Most Influential People in Numismatics....
Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Twenty Cent Pieces

Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Twenty Cent Pieces

An important question for most collectors when tackling this series from the 1870s is: Which coins are beyond my reach?   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1850 JB Costa Rica Gold Escudo

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1850 JB Costa Rica Gold Escudo

A missing skirt is among the clues that this coin isn't real   Only 6,167 Costa Rican gold escudos were struck in 1850, making it a...
Jeff Garrett: Do Bullion Prices Still Matter?

Jeff Garrett: Do Bullion Prices Still Matter?

While prices of gold and silver have cooled, the collectible coin market is still on a hot streak   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...
Focus on Coins in Early Holders in Heritage Sept. 6 Showcase

Focus on Coins in Early Holders in Heritage Sept. 6 Showcase

Buy the slab, not the coin? Not exactly, but the latest Showcase Auction of US Coins in Early Holders from Heritage Auctions focuses on...

Counterfeit Banknotes – The Story of Czeslaw Bojarski

Counterfeit Banknotes by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) ......   One of the most successful makers of counterfeit banknotes of the 20th century was Czeslaw Bojarski and he...
Group of NGC-Certified Massachusetts Coins Realizes Over $2.9 Million

Group of NGC-Certified Massachusetts Coins Realizes Over $2.9 Million

A group of 128 rare Massachusetts Colonial coins, nearly all certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC), has realized over $2.9 million in a Heritage Auctions...
Stack's Bowers Offers Dusk and Dawn Eagles Certified by NGC

Stack’s Bowers Offers Dusk and Dawn Eagles Certified by NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) is proud to have certified 1,000 American Gold Eagles and American Silver Eagles from a historic transition in the coins'...
Jeff Garrett: Billionaires and the Stratosphere of Numismatics

Jeff Garrett: Billionaires and the Stratosphere of Numismatics

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Each year about this time (leading up to the ANA World’s Fair of Money), Heritage Auctions...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - The Top 10 Most Common Counterfeit US Coins

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The Top 10 Most Common Counterfeit US Coins

The World's Most Commonly Counterfeited US Coins: The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent   Counterfeit Coin Detection by Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   A list...
Jeff Garrett: 1836 Reeded Edge Half Dollars

Jeff Garrett: 1836 Reeded Edge Half Dollars

Advanced technology led to the production of these scarce coins   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   One of the more interesting kinds of...
Third Coin in British Monarchs Series: George I

Third Coin in British Monarchs Series: George I

The Royal Mint, one of the oldest continuously operating mints in the world, has struck coins for every British monarch for the last millennium,...

Tips for Coin Collectors – The Appreciation of Toned Coins

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   My last article mentioned the high demand from collectors for beautifully toned coins. The prices realized...
Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Half Eagles, Part II

Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Half Eagles, Part II

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Link to Part I   In Part I, I began a date-by-date analysis of the very popular Indian...
Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Half Eagles, Part I

Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Half Eagles, Part I

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Recently, I discussed the very popular Indian Quarter Eagle series. The Indian Quarter Eagle set consists...
Jeff Garrett: Collecting Barber Coinage

Jeff Garrett: Collecting Barber Coinage

A basic set of Barber coins can be easy to assemble, but there are ways to make it more of a challenge   By Jeff Garrett...
Jim Bisognani: Coin Auction Innovation

Jim Bisognani: Coin Auction Innovation

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   I can hardly fathom that it’s June already. This year is almost half over, and it...
NGC Now Grading London City View Coins

NGC Now Grading London City View Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) is now receiving submissions of The Royal Mint's City View Coinage, which debuts with the City of London. Sovereign Rarities and Numismatica Genevensis...
Jeff Garrett: Weighing the Opportunities in Coin Collecting

Jeff Garrett: Weighing the Opportunities in Coin Collecting

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Whenever someone sits down with a financial consultant to make determinations for investing, one of the...
Una and the Lion Leads NGC-Certified SINCONA British Coins Collection

NGC-Certified Coins From SINCONA British Collection Realize $5.8 Million

With a highly prized Una and the Lion leading the way, more than 400 rare coins from a phenomenal collection of British coins certified...

Collecting Classic Silver Commemorative Coinage (1892–1954)

A look at this often-underrated yet highly interesting series   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   For anyone looking for value when trying to...
Three NGC Vintage Chinese Coins Each Realize Over $1 Million in Taisei Auction

Three NGC Vintage Chinese Coins Each Realize Over $1 Million in Taisei Auction

Three highly valuable vintage Chinese coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) each sold for over $1 million USD in a sale presented by Taisei...

Jeff Garrett: ANA Summer Seminar – A Chance to Learn From Experts

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   After a nearly three-year hiatus, the ANA Summer Seminar returns to Colorado Springs this year. Strict...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting By Die Variety

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   In coin collecting, there is no right or wrong decision when it comes to deciding which...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime

Counterfeit 1795 Half Dime Reverse   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Counterfeit half dimes are not particularly common, but NGC graders recently identified a...
Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1880 Shield Nickel

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1880 Shield Nickel

Counterfeit 1880 Shield Nickel   Counterfeit Coins by Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Even with only a quick glance, a number of problems with this...
Jeff Garrett: At Coin Auctions, It Pays to Have an Expert by Your Side - NGC

Jeff Garrett: At Coin Auctions, It Pays to Have an Expert by Your Side

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   As nearly everyone who buys rare coins these days knows, a large percentage of the buying...