Jeff Garrett: A Guide to Coin Strike Character Rarities

Jeff Garrett: A Guide to Coin Strike Character Rarities

Certain US coins with specific designations can fetch a premium price among collectors   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When I started collecting...
Edward VIII Pattern Leads Group of NGC-Certified Rare Coins in MDC Monaco Sale

Edward VIII Pattern Leads Group of NGC-Certified Rare Coins in MDC Monaco Sale

A King Edward VIII gold pattern that was certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) and set a record earlier this year for most expensive...
Learn Coin Grading Standards From Professionals at FUN Show

Learn Coin Grading Standards From Professionals at FUN Show

Serious coin collectors have an opportunity to learn from professionals during the 67th annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention, January 6-9, 2022. The American...
Coin Grading - A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins - Doug Winter

Coin Grading – A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   There is no getting around the fact that doctoring of rare United States gold coins is a...
A Look Back at the Creation of the PCGS Set Registry

A Look Back at the Creation of the PCGS Set Registry

By Sanjay Gandhi for PCGS ......   The PCGS Set Registry went online in 2001 and the Set Registry Awards were introduced with an announcement sent...
Six United States Coins That Honor the Statue of Liberty

Six United States Coins That Honor the Statue of Liberty

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The Statue of Liberty is one of the most iconic of all American landmarks, having been given to the...
The 1966 Australian Wavy “2” 20-Cent - PCGS

The 1966 Australian Wavy “2” 20-Cent

By Eric Eigner for PCGS ......   Modern Australian coins have been extremely popular, touching a cohort of new collectors with the collecting bug. While you...
Where Are the Bronze Lincoln Memorial Cents Going?

Where Are the Bronze Lincoln Memorial Cents Going?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   You may have noticed it’s getting harder to find bronze Lincoln Memorial cents in circulation these days. In the...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Key Date Counterfeit Carson City 1870 Quarter

Counterfeit Carson City 1870 Quarter   By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher  - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The 1870-CC is the key to the Seated Liberty quarter...
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in September 2021

Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in September 2021

In addition to faring well in internet sales during the month of September, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Los...
Learn Coin Grading Standards From Professionals at January FUN Show

Learn Coin Grading Standards From Professionals at January FUN Show

Serious coin collectors have an opportunity to learn from professionals during the 67th annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention, January 6-9, 2022. The American...
$48 Million Gold 1,000 Bitcoin Physical Coin Submitted by GreatCollections to PCGS

$48 Million Gold 1,000 Bitcoin Physical Coin Submitted by GreatCollections to PCGS

“Gold Cas” purchased in 2011 for only $4,905   Not seen for a decade, a one-ounce gold coin with a denomination of 1,000 bitcoins (BTC) is...
Queen Elizabeth I Rarity Realizes Record-Breaking $650,000 in Spink Sale

Queen Elizabeth I Rarity Realizes Record-Breaking $650,000 in Spink Sale

A Queen Elizabeth I rarity that was certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) stunned the coin collecting world when it sold for £480,000 (about...
Coin Grading Service Special Labels in the Postmodern Era

Coin Grading Service Special Labels in the Postmodern Era

By David Schwager for CoinWeek .....   Buy the coin, not the slab. This is wise guidance, and a prudent collector needs to do more than read...
Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1921-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1921-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1921-D Half Dollar   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The numerous abrasions were copied from a genuine specimen and will appear on...
Here’s Why You May Find Kennedy Half Dollars in Circulation Again

Here’s Why You May Find Kennedy Half Dollars in Circulation Again

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The 2021-P and 2021-D Kennedy half dollars are being distributed via circulation, marking the first time since 2001...
Long Beach Expo Opens Doors This Week

Long Beach Expo Opens Doors This Week

The Long Beach Expo, the largest coin, currency, stamp, and sports collectible show on the West Coast, will return for the first time since...

Jeff Garrett: Selling Coins by Private Treaty

Not all coins need to be sold through an auction house; a private sale can be fruitful   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)...
1851-O/O $5, PCGS VF30. Images courtesy PCGS

PCGS New World Coin Variety Report September 2021

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   With the positive response to the previous report in August 2021, we will continue the series! This month we...
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Is Now Numismatic Guaranty Company

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Is Now Numismatic Guaranty Company

The updated name will start to appear on NGC's website, marketing, holders, and labels in the coming months The name of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®)...
Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part One – Small Silver Coins

Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part One – Small Silver Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   I often refer to the “Red Book” to refresh my memory. A Guide Book Of United States Coins, published...
Rediscovered English Gold Coins From Horace Hird Collection Certified by NGC

Rediscovered English Gold Coins From Horace Hird Collection Certified by NGC

A trio of captivating gold pieces from three prominent monarchs top the list of 52 English gold coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC)...
Legend Rare Coin Auctions Renews Sponsorship of PCGS Members Only Shows

Legend Rare Coin Auctions Renews Sponsorship of PCGS Members Only Shows

New Jersey boutique coin auction firm will continue sponsoring the exclusive coin shows held by Professional Coin Grading Service   The longstanding partnership between Professional Coin...
Jim Bisognani: Absence Made the Market Grow Fonder

Jim Bisognani: Absence Made the Market Grow Fonder

The US Mint shipping delay has driven collectors to pay outstanding prices for the modern Morgan and Peace Dollars   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly...
Fun with Obsolete US Coin Denominations

Fun with Obsolete US Coin Denominations

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Having fun with our hobby isn’t hard if you’re open-minded. We have the freedom to collect what we want...
Jeff Garrett: Tips for Selling Coins at Auction

Jeff Garrett: Tips for Selling Coins at Auction

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   During last month’s ANA sales, Heritage and Stack’s Bowers auctioned about $100 million worth of numismatic...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1882 $3 US Gold Coin

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1882 $3 US Gold Coin

Counterfeit 1882 $3 US Gold By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Researcher, NGC ......   On the "Omega" $3 US Gold coins, the counterfeiter’s signature can be seen...
1902 $10 Red Seal – Palo Alto, California, First National Bank Charter #7069, PCGS VF20. Image courtesy PCGS.

Noteworthy Notes: New 1902 $10 Palo Alto Banknote Discovered

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ......   There’s an old saying that still readily applies in the real estate market: “Three things matter when determining the...
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in August 2021

Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in August 2021

In addition to faring well in internet sales during the month of August, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in California...
Jim Bisognani: In Memoriam - A Truly One-of-a-Kind Friend

Jim Bisognani: In Memoriam – A Truly One-of-a-Kind Friend

Keith Zaner was a passionate numismatic collector and former NGC Price Guide analyst who will be greatly missed   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market...