Jeff Garrett: Changing Trends in Numismatics

Jeff Garrett: Changing Trends in Numismatics

Looking at the most popular coins to collect over the years shows how collectors' goals and aspirations continue to evolve   By Jeff Garrett for NGC...
Numismatist David W. Lange Has Passed Away

Numismatist David W. Lange Has Passed Away

David W. Lange, noted numismatist, die variety expert, and lifelong fan of collecting coin boards, has passed away after a three-year battle with cancer....

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1877 Indian Head Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ..... A difference in facial expression is among the many clues this coin is fake. Although it had only the second-lowest mintage...
Box Breaks for Coins: Questions, Answers, and Numbers on VaultBox Series 1

Box Breaks for Coins: Questions, Answers, and Numbers on VaultBox Series 1

By David Schwager for CoinWeek .....   Let’s start with questions and answers about VaultBox coin blind boxes, then go through the quantitative research. Questions and Answers Q:...
Jim Bisognani: My 12th Annual NGC Year in Review

Jim Bisognani: 12th Annual NGC Year in Review – Part 2

Numismatic Market Review by Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   Part 1 | Part 2 * * * How has 2023 been treating my fellow...

Coin Collecting Strategies and Coin Values – Auction Prices Realized

Auction prices realized have empowered coin collectors, but they can be tricky   By Jeff Garrett for NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) ......   In recent years, the world...
Jim Bisognani: My 12th Annual NGC Year in Review

Jim Bisognani: My 12th Annual NGC Year in Review – Part 1

Numismatic Market Review by Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   Well, my fellow coindexters, as this article posts, the fastidious elves calling the...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1904 Gold $20 Double Eagle

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,...

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...

Holiday Memories and Gift Ideas for the Young Numismatist on Your List

Gift Ideas for the numismatist (or potential numismatist) on your shopping list By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The eternal youngster in me notes...

USA Coin Album: Coin Ghosts of Christmas Past

By David W. Lange - Research Director, Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ...... Because the holiday season is rapidly approaching, I’ll finally break precedent and do...

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...
Fourth Coin in British Monarchs Series: Edward VII

Fourth Coin in British Monarchs Series: Edward VII

The Royal Mint, one of the oldest continuously operating mints in the world, has struck coins for every British monarch for the last millennium,...
NGC-Graded Switzerland City View Coin Sells for Over $750,000

NGC-Graded Switzerland City View Coin Sells for Over $750,000

One of eight rare coins certified by NGC to sell for six figures in the November Numismatica Genevensis sale   A City View rarity from Switzerland...
United States 1988 American Silver Eagle

United States 1988 American Silver Eagle

PCGS MS-69 $48 – $52 Annual Rate of Return Since 2014: 1.86% PCGS POP MS-69: 12,256 Population Growth Since 2014: 112.67%▲ (MS-69 Population in 2014: 5,763) NGC MS-69 $43 – $47▲ Annual...
The Coin Analyst: NGCX - What NGC’s New Grading Scale Does and Doesn’t Do

The Coin Analyst: NGCX – What NGC’s New Grading Scale Does and Doesn’t Do

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Third-party numismatic grading is currently experiencing its most significant period of change since the launch of PCGS and...
Counterfeit Detection: Altered 1926-D Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit Detection: Altered 1926-D Buffalo Nickel

By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   In 1926, the Denver Mint struck some 5.6 million Buffalo nickels, which is nearly six times the San Francisco...
Counterfeit Detection: Altered Date 1814 Large Cent

Counterfeit Detection: Altered Date 1814 Large Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The Classic Head Cent was a short-lived seven-year series from 1808 to 1814, with a few commonly recognized varieties...
NGC on Global Growth, Technology, and New Grading Scale: An Interview with Mark Salzberg

NGC on Global Growth, Technology, and New Grading Scale: An Interview with Mark Salzberg

On October 17, CoinWeek published a lengthy interview with CAC founder John Albanese in which we discussed the formulation of PCGS, NGC, and CAC;...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Genuine 1856 Flying Eagle Cent   The Flying Eagle Cent by Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The 1856 Flying Eagle cent is an important and...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1900-S $5 Half Eagle

This Middle Eastern counterfeit coin lacks the details of a genuine 1900-S Half Eagle.   Counterfeit Coin Detection by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   When we think of...
CoinWeek Streaming News: Let’s Talk High-End Eisenhower Dollars (w/ James Sego)

CoinWeek Streaming News: Let’s Talk High-End Eisenhower Dollars (w/ James Sego)

  CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs,...
Grading Coins

Jeff Garrett: The Art of Submitting Rare Coins for Grading

Here's an in-depth guide on how to submit your coins to NGC in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible   By Jeff Garrett for NGC...

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,...
NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1809 Large Cent

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1809 Large Cent

This fake has problems with both its weight and its composition   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The United States Mint issued the Classic Head Cent...
Jeff Garrett: At Coin Auctions, It Pays to Have an Expert by Your Side - NGC

Jeff Garrett: The Importance of Professional Collecting Advice

By Jeff Garrett for NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) ......   Several years ago, while attending the Whitman Baltimore Convention, I had the pleasure of spending some...
NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1908 Quarter Eagle

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1908 Quarter Eagle

The problems with this low-quality fake start with a glaring error   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The Indian Head Quarter Eagle series that began in...

Jeff Garrett: The Misunderstood Gobrecht Silver Dollar

  Gobrecht Silver Dollars by Jeff Garrett for NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) ......   The Gobrecht silver dollar is a complicated yet fascinating series. At first glance, many...
NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1884-CC Morgan Dollar

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1884-CC Morgan Dollar

By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The 1884-CC was once considered one of the greatest rarities of the Morgan Dollar series. However, the GSA sales...
NGC Introduces King Charles III Special Label

NGC Introduces King Charles III Special Label

As a new era commences for the English monarchy, The Royal Mint is releasing memorial coins featuring the late Queen and, for the first...