What Are Bullion Coins?

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   There is a significant share of numismatics and the coin market that is driven by one factor: the metallic...

Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in July 2020

CAC-approved coins coins outperformed other certified coins at a live auction in Las Vegas and in various public Internet sales during the month of...

CoinWeek Podcast #140: What Made Alexander Great?

 CoinWeek Podcast #140: What Made Alexander Great? Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...

Surprise! Couple Finds Out Their Gold Coin is Worth $100,000+

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The recently found 1870-CC Liberty Head Double Eagle now graded PCGS VF30. Images courtesy PCGS. We’ve all heard the stories...

The French Republican Coin Dating System

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The French Revolution brought about the First French Republic, which brought about sweeping changes to remove religious and royalist...

NGC Certifies Outstanding British Error Coins Collection

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Beeston Collection, an outstanding set of over 200 British error coins. The coins were recently submitted to...

The Coinage of Manchukuo and the Last Emperor of China

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Last Emperor On March 1, 1932, a man by the name of Puyi became the Datong, or chief executive,...

NGC Introduces ‘Early Production’ Designation for Early Mint Strikes

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is excited to announce the addition of the Early Production designation to its industry-leading lineup of releases designations. The Early...

Spring Dollar Rare Chinese Coin Realizes $660,000 at Heritage Sale

A China 1910 Yunnan Silver Dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized an outstanding $660,000 USD at a Heritage Auctions sale on June...

The Last Coinage of Portuguese India

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Throughout the long and complicated history of Colonial India, Portugal had the longest span of all the European colonizers. Beginning...

Annexing the District of Columbia & U.S. Territories to the 50...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The 50 State Quarters program was one of the most successful and ambitious United States Mint coin design programs...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent   1856 Flying Eagle cents. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Date alterations are the most common type of counterfeit seen By 1856...

PCGS Banknote Grades Ultra-Rare $1,000 Grand Watermelon Note

The 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon was the first banknote to cross the million-dollar threshold at auction   The finest known example of the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000...

Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in June 2020

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in various public Internet sales during the month of June. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from...

Early U.S. Coins – The Gold Coins of Templeton Reid

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Privately minted gold coins from the first decades of the United States have always intrigued numismatists. Though these coins...

CGC Launches Trading Card Division to Grade Pokémon, Magic Cards

Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) has launched CGC Trading Cards, a division to authenticate, grade and encapsulate Pokémon TCG and Magic: The Gathering cards. CGC is...

The 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Silver Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   One of the most significant pieces of socioeconomic legislation ever passed in the United States was the Civil Rights...

Counterfeit Mintmarks? Watch Out for Embossed Mintmarks

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The presence or lack of a particular mintmark can make or break the difference in the price of a...

NGC Certifies 2020 West Point Mint Hoard Coins From US Mint...

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is excited to announce that it is certifying a stockpile of backdated gold and silver coins that were specially released...

PCGS Confirms New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety

First major variety discovery of that Early Half Dollar date in nearly a century   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has confirmed a new die marriage...

A Closer Look at the Series of 1918 $2 Battleship Note

By Cory Williams for PCGS ......   Back of Series of 1918 "Battleship Note" $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note, courtesy of Heritage Auctions While the terminology sounds...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1912 Indian Head $10 Gold Eagle Coin

Counterfeit Coin Detection by Max Spiegel, NGC .....   The raised spikes at the rim of this 1912 $10 Indian Head Eagle are one detail collectors...

NGC Announces Official ANA Grading and Conservation Services Special Event

Last week, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2020 World’s Fair of Money is suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. The highly anticipated...

Encore Dollars: Dollar Coins That Came Back One More Time

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Many coin series come and go, never to be struck again. And others take a numismatic bow only to...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent

Counterfeit large cents - 1793 Flowing Hair Cent - Tooling Marks; Raised Lines   By Max Spiegel, NGC ........   The first coins struck by the United States Mint...

CoinWeek Podcast #136: Coins to Conserve a Monument

 CoinWeek Podcast #136: Coins to Conserve a Monument Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek...

The Brophy Specimen 1904-O $10 Gold Eagle, PCGS SP68

By Ron Guth for PCGS ......     The following is a transcript of Ron Guth's comments above about the Brophy Specimen 1904-O Gold Eagle:   "This 1904-O $10...

How Big Is the Rare Coin Counterfeiting Problem?

Counterfeit Coins by Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The issue of counterfeiting rare coins has been around for a very long time For years, the...

PCGS Grades Fantastic Gold 5 Rubles Russian Coin

1798 CM ФЦ Russian Gold 5 Roubles Bit-1, PCGS MS64   Russian Gold by Jay Turner for PCGS ......   For Russian numismatics there are many great rarities...

Grading Event Offered by NGC Following ANA Show Suspension

Grading Event Offers 20% Discount on Coin Submissions   The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has just announced that the 2020 World’s Fair of Money is suspended...