Paper Money Guaranty Now Attributing Pre-Star Replacement Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) will attribute "Pre-Star Replacement Notes" for Large Size National Bank Notes, Small Size National Bank Notes and Large Size Type...

NGC: Give Peace Dollars a Chance

A century ago, world events laid the groundwork for America's last circulating silver dollar series By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Wow, November...

CAG-Certified Armstrong Family Collection 1st Auction Tops $5.2 Million

Artifacts from the Armstrong Family Collection, which was entirely certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG), realized an incredible $5,276,320 USD at auction, November 1-3,...

Jeff Garrett: When Proofs Were New

The Smithsonian collection sheds light on some of the earliest examples from the US Mint By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   To begin...

NGC Certifies Additional Newman Selections

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an additional 137 coins, medals and tokens from the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. These selections are...

Mirror Mirror : Collecting Prooflike Morgan Silver Dollars

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. Collecting Prooflike Morgan Silver Dollars by date is extremely challenging. There are few numismatic delicacies...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1904 Gold $20 Double Eagle

Counterfeit Coins -  1904 Double Eagle By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   This counterfeit coin 1904 Double Eagle specimen exhibits relatively sharp design details,...

Coin Collecting Strategies – In the Hobby, Change is Constant

Coin collecting with Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Coin Collecting Strategies and tastes in coins have evolved over the years. Coin collecting habits in the United States...

Standing Liberty Quarters – What Is the Full Head Designation?

Learn Grading: What Is the Full Head Designation on the Standing Liberty Quarter ? Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   NGC gives collectors a more comprehensive assessment...

Counterfeit Detection – the 1895 Morgan Dollar

This 1895 Morgan dollar forgery is a simple case of just too much silver and not enough effort on the details. The 1895 Morgan dollar...

NGC Labels Hand-Signed by Kenneth Bressett Now Available from Westminster Mint

Morgan Dollars certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and encapsulated with NGC labels individually hand-signed by Kenneth Bressett are now available from Westminster Mint,...

Collecting Strategies – You Can’t Rush a Great Collection – John...

Posted by Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …. Be patient, educate yourself, find opportunities and enjoy the hobby. The famous collector John Jay Pittman spent several decades collecting...

NGC Coins – How to Grade an Apple

Autumn-inspired NGC coins; Palladium Eagle still soaring By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Ah! It is definitely brisk and chilly here in New Hampshire as I sit...

Counterfeit Detection: Special Edition – Reprocessed Steel Cents

Make sure you don't get fooled by these steel cents, which are not eligible for NGC certification. In the United States during World War II,...

Chinese Tokens and Medals: Lu Xun: The Soul of the Nation

By Peter Anthony – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……. Several medals featuring Lu Xun are worth hunting for. “We are going to a Lu Xun restaurant,” my friend announced as we...

NGC and ASG Grading Breast Cancer Awareness Coin and Stamp...

The US Mint will release a limited-edition 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin and Stamp Set on Oct. 1, 2018. The sets can be...

” Una and the Lion ” Proof Highlights Sovereign Rarities...

An example of the iconic 1839 Victoria gold “ Una and the Lion ” Five Pounds, certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), is the...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Authenticating The 1909-S VDB Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation … ...... Altered and counterfeit Coin - 1909-S VDB cents are quite common. Examining several key features can help you avoid...

Market Strategies and Asset Allocation – Billionaires Buying Rare Coins

Coin Market Strategies and Analysis by Jeff Garrett - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .......... What is motivating 'smart money' to turn to numismatics? One of most interesting and...

Light Finish 2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set Half Dollars Discovered by...

On the left is a"light finish" variety of the 2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set Half Dollar, which has a lower-contrast finish on the obverse,...

Counterfeit Detection: take a look at Whizzed Coins

Whizzed Indian Head Cent A deceptive surface alteration leaves a genuine coin that can appear more valuable than it actually is. Among the more common surface...

NGC Special Label for China High-Speed Rail Coin

NGC has created a special label for the bi-metallic coin, which is expected to be released on September 3. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is offering...

Coin Market Commentary: The Globalization of Numismatics

Globalization has been a strong force in numismatics from the availability of world coins and the dissemination of information By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty...

The Caviar of Numismatics – Collecting Proof United States Gold Coins

The late great collector Ed Trompeter once stated “only real men collect Proof United States gold coins.” This very chauvinistic statement would be politically...

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...

NGC, NCS, PMG Named Official Grading and Conservation Services of the...

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have been named the Official Grading Services of the Macau Numismatic Society (MNS). Numismatic Conservation...

NGC-graded Coins Powering Heritage US Coins Auction in August

A 1792 Washington gold eagle pattern and a rare 1854-S $5 are the top two lots in the sale. Two NGC-certified coins will headline Heritage...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel By Max Spiegel, NGC Numismatic Researcher ........... Altered Date and Added Mintmark - The 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel is often altered, but diagnostics...

NGC Certifies the King of Mint Errors – First Discovery Coin...

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the most famous of all mint errors: the Don Lutes, Jr. Philadelphia 1943 Bronze Cent. This legendary coin...

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

The World's Most Commonly Counterfeit US Coins: The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent. Counterfeit Coin Detection By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .... A list of...