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,...

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,...

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...

PCGS’ Don Willis Responds to 100-Point Coin Grading Proposal

by Don Willis, President, PCGS... There has been some recent discussion about a 100-point coin grading scale.  This is not a new idea. PCGS investigated...

Garrett: How Digital Photography Revolutionized the Coin Hobby

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Those who know how to use the technology have an advantage in the coin marketplace. NGC launched a new service for...

” 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...

PCGS Founder David Hall OUT at Collectors Universe

CoinWeek Staff Reports.... In a sparsely-worded press release issued on the morning of September 19, 2018, Collectors Universe announced the termination of PCGS founder and...

Modern Dime Designations: What Are Full Bands and Full Torch?

  by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.... NGC’s designations give collectors a more comprehensive assessment of dimes from the past century. NGC uses a numeric grade to succinctly describe...

Ron Guth Proposes 100-Point Coin Grading Scale

 We discuss the Guth 100-Point Coin Grading Scale in this week's CoinWeek Podcast. Click to listen. On Monday, Ron Guth, the 2014 American Numismatic Association's...

NGC Announces Year of the Pig Label

Submitters can choose this label to celebrate coins featuring the next sign in the Chinese zodiac. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced the availability of...

Coin Market Report: Vintage Coins Surge in Long Beach

Coin Market Report Posted by Jim Bisognani  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation As rarities marched forward, there was freshly minted palladium pandemonium. Wow! Fall must be just around 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...

Coin Submission Success Strategies

Coin Submission Success Strategies By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker If you’re anything like me, then you occasionally put in a coin submission to one...

CCG London Office to Open on September 10, 2018

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) will open its London office on September 10, 2018. Operated by NGC International UK Ltd.™ (NGC UK™), the office...

Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums in August

CAC approved coins outperformed other certified coins in the Heritage and Stack’s-Bowers auctions at the ANA Convention in Philadelphia. Also, CAC coins continued to...

Top Population 1981-S Lincoln Cent set to bring $1,000+ at GreatCollections...

CoinWeek Staff Reports..... Note: This coin sold for $2,137.50. A top-population 1981-S Lincoln cent Type 1 (PCGS PR70DCAM) is currently drawing strong interest from collectors at...

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,...

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...

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...

PCGS Adds PL and DMPL Designations For Qualifying California Fractional Gold

An example of prooflike California fractional gold is this 1856 50-cent coin (BG311) recovered from the SS Central America and now graded PCGS MS68+PL. (Photo by...

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...

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...

Space-Flown Armstrong Items to be Exhibited at the World’s Fair of...

The exhibit at the NGC booth includes Apollo 11 Robbins Medals, which show an early version of the design eventually used on the Eisenhower...

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...

Anna Escobedo Cabral, the 42nd United States Treasurer, to Sign PMG...

Paper Money Guaranty ® (PMG®) is excited to announce that Anna Escobedo Cabral, the 42nd Treasurer of the United States, will individually hand-sign certification...

NGC to Grade McDonald’s MacCoin Tokens

by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.... NGC ran a metallurgical analysis on one of the tokens celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac. The world's newest "currency"...