Commonsense Counterfeit Detection: Philippines Counterstamped 8 Reales

Commonsense Counterfeit Detection: Philippines Counterstamped 8 Reales

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   There are many counterfeits and altered coins that unfortunately often defraud people in pursuit of building their collection or...

In 2017 PCGS Certified Two Rare and Unusual Washington Quarter Errors

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) certified two extremely rare and unusual Washington Quarter errors in 2017. The first is the third-known example of a two-tailed...
Legend Rare Coin Auctions to Sell Perfection Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars

Legend Rare Coin Auctions to Sell Perfection Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars

Current # 2 PCGS Registry Set is a magnificent date run of GEM PCGS/CAC coins with an average grade of 65.478   Legend Rare Coin Auctions...

Notable Notes: The “Lincoln Porthole” $5 Silver Certificate

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   This installment of “Notable Notes” highlights one of the more popular 20th-century “Horse Blankets”, so named because of the...
The Shanghai Tael

The Shanghai Tael

By PCGS ......   There are coins that in their time were failures but today are highly prized legendary coins. This is the case with the...

Tips for Coin Collectors – The Appreciation of Toned Coins

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   My last article mentioned the high demand from collectors for beautifully toned coins. The prices realized...
Is the 1911-S Lincoln Cent the Fifth Series Key?

Is the 1911-S Lincoln Cent the Fifth Series Key?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Lincoln cent enthusiasts can reel off the “Big Four” key dates for their favorite series with little hesitation: 1909-S,...
Videogame Coins: More Than Just Quarters & Tokens

Videogame Coins: More Than Just Quarters & Tokens

By Mark Harvey for PCGS ......   Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A... If that code is still burned into your brain...
One of Three Known Eisenhower Dollar Prototypes in 1st Auction Appearance at FUN

Coin Market Fundamentals Have Changed

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Unprecedented demand has forced rare coin prices to record-high levels across virtually all series of U.S. coinage. As auction...
Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Half Eagles, Part II

Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Half Eagles, Part II

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Link to Part I   In Part I, I began a date-by-date analysis of the very popular Indian...
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in June 2022

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

In addition to faring well in internet sales during the month of June, CAC-approved coins brought impressive prices in a live auction in Costa...
United States 2004 Iowa Statehood Quarter

United States 2004 Iowa Statehood Quarter

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Launched in 1999, the 50 State Quarters Program provided each state the reverse of the quarter as a canvas...
Rarely Seen Unadopted Pattern Coins of the People’s Republic of China

Rarely Seen Unadopted Pattern Coins of the People’s Republic of China

On November 18, 1975, the Ministry of Finance in China submitted to the State Council a report on the design and production of a...
The Origin of the Yuan Shih-kai Dollar

The Origin of the Yuan Shih-kai Dollar

Expelling foreign silver coins from China, the Yuan Shih-kai Dollar was a turning point for Chinese coins. During the late Qing Dynasty, foreign currency inside...
Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Half Eagles, Part I

Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Half Eagles, Part I

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Recently, I discussed the very popular Indian Quarter Eagle series. The Indian Quarter Eagle set consists...
Bidding Already at $5,500 For Extremely Rare Dual Serial Number Error $5 Note

Bidding Already at $5,500 For Extremely Rare Dual Serial Number Error $5 Note

Certified by Professional Coin Grading Service, this banknote has mismatched serial numbers and is also missing some serial number digits   Bidding has reached $5,500 for...
U.S. Modern Commemorative Coins Turn 40

U.S. Modern Commemorative Coins Turn 40

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The year was 1982. Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was soaring across the silver screen, the futuristic EPCOT (Experimental...
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in May 2022

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

During the month of May, CAC-approved coins fared well in internet sales and in a live auction in Dallas. Here are 10 examples, which...
100-Note Series 1934A $500 Banknote Pack 1st Graded by New PCGS Service

PCGS Launches Pack-Grading and New Small-Size Holders for Banknotes

PCGS begins grading full and half packs of U.S. small-size notes and unveils a new holder for smaller notes   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has...
Five Collecting Trends for the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

Five Collecting Trends for the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

By Doug Winter for PCGS ......   The coin market has been evolving quickly over the past 24 months. Here are five collecting trends that I...
Jim Bisognani: Coin Auction Innovation

Jim Bisognani: Coin Auction Innovation

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   I can hardly fathom that it’s June already. This year is almost half over, and it...
Coming Attractions at the Long Beach Expo

Coming Attractions at the Long Beach Expo

The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show unfolds at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, from June 30...
NGC Now Grading London City View Coins

NGC Now Grading London City View Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) is now receiving submissions of The Royal Mint's City View Coinage, which debuts with the City of London. Sovereign Rarities and Numismatica Genevensis...
PCGS Teams Up With Whatnot & CoinsTV to Debut New Holder

PCGS Teams Up With Whatnot & CoinsTV to Debut New Holder

Inaugural PCGS Whatnot Labels Available Exclusively June 4   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has been selected by Whatnot, the fastest-growing live-streaming marketplace for collectibles, to...
Unusual PCGS Prototype Holder Offered by GreatCollections

Unusual PCGS Prototype Holder Offered by GreatCollections

In a highly interesting auction, GreatCollections is offering collectors a potentially once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a milestone piece of PCGS history. This fascinating prototype...
Differences Between 1981 Type 1 and Type 2 Proof Lincoln Cents

Differences Between 1981 Type 1 and Type 2 Proof Lincoln Cents

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Modern Proof coins have thrown many intriguing curveballs toward collectors over the years, with some of the most confusing...
Heritage Auctions to Offer Finest Certified 1908 Tai-Ching-Ti-Kuo Dollar

Heritage Auctions to Offer Finest Certified 1908 Tai-Ching-Ti-Kuo Dollar

The upcoming July 7 - 9 Hong Kong Signature Auction from Heritage Auctions features an astounding conditional survivor: a Kuang-hsü Dollar ND (1908) graded...
Jeff Garrett: Weighing the Opportunities in Coin Collecting

Jeff Garrett: Weighing the Opportunities in Coin Collecting

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Whenever someone sits down with a financial consultant to make determinations for investing, one of the...
Errors & Varieties: The Popular Off-Center Strike

Errors & Varieties: The Popular Off-Center Strike

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   Perhaps the most well-known and popular mint error type is the off-center strike. The error is defined as a...
PCGS Registry Set Mexican Gold 50 Peso Collection at David Lawrence Rare Coins

PCGS Registry Set Mexican Gold 50 Peso Collection at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1224 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 500 total lots - including more than 20 Vault...