Coin Grading - AU or BU: Understanding the Difference

Coin Grading – AU or BU: Understanding the Difference

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek .....   Coin grading practices are based on common sense aided by experience. In many instances, the difference between two...
For the Love of Coin Collecting

For the Love of Coin Collecting

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Like many of my fellow numismatists, I have always been fascinated by classic U.S. commemorative coins. My first commemorative...
The Origin of the First U.S. Commemorative Coins

The Origin of the First U.S. Commemorative Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   While some recognize the 1848 CAL Quarter Eagle struck from California gold as the first United States commemorative coin,...

Coin Grading – PCGS Authenticates First Known 1878-S Specimen Morgan Dollar

In 2018, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) authenticated and certified the only known Specimen Morgan dollar - 1878-S Morgan dollar. The VAM 58 variety is...

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,...
PVC Damage on World Coins – What It Is & How to Avoid It

PVC Damage on World Coins – What It Is & How to Avoid It

By Lance Tchor - Founder and Co-President, WINGS® Coins LLC ......   PVC and coins don’t mix Otherwise known as polyvinylchloride, PVC is found in many different...
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...
CoinWeek Podcast #171: The Spiritual Bank of Seth Paine

CoinWeek Podcast #171: The Spiritual Bank of Seth Paine

  The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...

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,...
Vietnam-Era 1969 Military Payment Certificate Series 681

Vietnam-Era 1969 Military Payment Certificate Series 681

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ...... One way to honor military veterans of the United States Armed Forces is to examine and admire a particular...
Mysterious “E”, “L” Counterstamps on Capped Bust Quarters Intrigue Numismatists

Mysterious “E”, “L” Counterstamps on Capped Bust Quarters Intrigue Numismatists

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   There are many unusual varieties among early United States Federal-era coinage, but perhaps few are as mysterious as some...
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...
The Two Types of Struck-Through Error Coins

The Two Types of Struck-Through Error Coins

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   When a coin is struck, it should be produced from dies that are clean and free of any residues,...
Blanchard: The Beauty and Appeal of Toned Coins

Blanchard: The Beauty and Appeal of Toned Coins

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager, Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   In the many years that I've been in this market, one of my...
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...
The Key Date 1998 Mexico Silver Onza Libertad

The Key Date 1998 Mexico Silver Onza Libertad

By Sanjay Gandhi for PCGS ......   One bullion coin that has always been in extraordinarily high demand by world coin collectors is the Onza Silver...
Former PCGS President Brings Expertise to Videogames

Former PCGS President Brings Expertise to Videogames

Brett Charville educates new collectors on how rare coin and trading card certification now assists video game hobby   A recent former president of Professional Coin...
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...
A CAC Grading Service? CoinWeek Interview With John Albanese

A CAC Grading Service? CoinWeek Interview With John Albanese

On October 17, CoinWeek conducted a lengthy telephone interview with Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) President John Albanese to discuss a range of issues related...

Sedwick Auctions Offers Rare Venezuelan Coin Certified by NGC

Other vintage NGC-certified gold coins from Latin America are also highlights of the Daniel Frank Sedwick Auctions on November 3-4, 2022   A large collection of...
NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

A fistful of what appeared to be vintage silver coins turned out to be fakes   A couple of years ago, NGC received a submission of...
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in September 2022

Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in September 2022

During the month of September, coins graded by CAC (Certified Acceptance Corporation) fared well in live auctions in San Diego and Long Beach, California,...
United States 1987 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

United States 1987 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

PCGS MS-69 $48 – $52 Annual Rate of Return Since 2014: 0% PCGS POP MS-69: 24,209 Population Growth Since 2014: 103.37%▲ (MS-69 Population in 2014: 11,904) NGC MS-69 $44 – $48▲ Annual Rate...
Noteworthy Notes: 1869 $1 Legal Tender Rainbow Note Error

Noteworthy Notes: 1869 $1 Legal Tender Rainbow Note Error

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ......   Unlike coins, the large majority of banknotes do not enjoy the anonymity that comes with not having a distinctive...
English Gold Coins From Ellerby Hoard Realize $800,000+ in Spink Sale

English Gold Coins From Ellerby Hoard Realize $800,000+ in Spink Sale

A group of 264 vintage English gold coins almost entirely certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) realized £754,000 (about $837,000) in a Spink &...
NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: 2000-P American Silver Eagle

NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: 2000-P American Silver Eagle

This spurious issue includes fuzzy details and missing elements   The American Silver Eagle is one of the most popular coin series in the world. In...