Jeff Garrett: Guide to Determining Coin Prices

Jeff Garrett: Guide to Determining Coin Prices

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   In recent years, the world of rare coin price guides has changed dramatically. When I began...
Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1879 Double Eagle US Gold

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1879 Double Eagle US Gold

Counterfeit 1879 Double Eagle   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   A repeat depression helps NGC graders identify a counterfeit 1879 Double Eagle   Every United...

Recently Discovered Top Pop 1830 Quarter Eagle Highlights UK Auction

The St. James’s sale presents a quarter eagle that has been out of view for nearly two centuries   An extremely rare 1830 Quarter Eagle certified...
Jim Bisognani: My 11th Annual NGC Year in Review – Part 2

Jim Bisognani: My 11th Annual NGC Year in Review – Part 2

Numismatic Market Review by Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   For Part 1, Click Here As I sat down at my computer to prepare...
Jeff Garrett: The Future of Live Coin Auctions

Jeff Garrett: The Future of Live Coin Auctions

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The last two years have been challenging in so many ways for everyone worldwide. The COVID-19...
McCloskey Coin Collection Featured in Heritage Auctions FUN Show Sale

McCloskey Coin Collection Featured in Heritage Auctions FUN Show Sale

Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) is proud to have certified more than 1,000 coins from the prestigious collection of John W. McCloskey, a renowned numismatic...

USA Coin Album: Coin Ghosts of Christmas Past

By David W. Lange - Research Director, Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Because the holiday season is rapidly approaching, I’ll finally break precedent and do...
Heritage World Coins, Paper Money Auctions Combine to Top $13.8 Million

Chinese Pattern Realizes NGC-Certified World Record $2.16 Million

A vintage Chinese coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) just sold for $2.16 million, setting a world record for an NGC-certified Chinese coin....
NGC Ancients - Coinage of Larissa

NGC Ancients – Coinage of Larissa

Coins of the Greek city of Larissa are among the most beautiful of the ancient world   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Located in central Greece,...
Counterfeit Detection - 1937 Texas Half Dollar Commemorative Coin

Counterfeit Detection – 1937 Texas Half Dollar Commemorative Coin

Counterfeit Detection - Besides the metal content, there are a lot of other problems with this classic commemorative   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   A classic...
Jim Bisognani: My 11th Annual NGC Year in Review

Jim Bisognani: My 11th Annual NGC Year in Review – Part 1

Numismatic Market Review by Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   As I type this morning, I am reminded by the calendar that, in...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1928 Peace Dollar

Counterfeit 1928 Peace Dollar   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Since so many counterfeit 1928 Peace Dollars are, in fact, altered 1923 coins,...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1903-S Counterfeit Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Counterfeit Morgan Dollar

1903-S Counterfeit Morgan Silver Dollar   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company ......   The raised lumps and lines on this 1903-S are signs of counterfeit Morgan Dollar production. * *...
Big Beard Yuan Shih-Kai Transitional Chinese Pattern Coin in Stack's Bowers December Collectors Auction

“Big Beard” Chinese Pattern Coin Realizes $780,000 in Stack’s Bowers Sale

An extremely rare Chinese pattern certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) has realized $780,000 at a Stack's Bowers auction. It was the top coin...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel

Counterfeit 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel   Altered Date and Added Mintmark - The 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel is often altered, but diagnostics can aid in finding the counterfeits.   There...
Una and the Lion Leads NGC-Certified SINCONA British Collection

NGC-Certified Una and the Lion Helps English Rarities Realize $8.9 Million

With an "Una and the Lion" leading the way, a stunning collection of hundreds of rare English coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC)...
NGC-Certified Russian Coin Realizes Over $500,000 in SINCONA Sale

NGC-Certified Russian Coin Realizes Over $500,000 in SINCONA Sale

A Russian coin led a group of 10 rarities certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) that each realized prices over $100,000 in a pair...
Recently Discovered Finest Known "NE" Massachusetts Shilling Certified by NGC

Recently Discovered Finest Known “NE” Massachusetts Shilling Certified by NGC

The finest known "NE" Massachusetts Shilling, which was recently certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC), is part of a Morton and Eden sale this...
Jeff Garrett: The Color of Money

Jeff Garrett: The Color of Money

A guide to Red, Brown, and Red Brown copper coinage   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   While this article shares a title with...
Una and the Lion Leads NGC-Certified SINCONA British Collection

Una and the Lion Leads NGC-Certified SINCONA British Collection

A phenomenal collection of more than 500 rare English coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) is being offered this month by SINCONA. The...
Jim Bisognani: Coins That Make Great Gifts

Jim Bisognani: Coins That Make Great Gifts

Morgan and Peace Dollars or Pilgrim Half Dollars are the perfect presents for which numismatists will be thankful   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market...
NGC Signs Exclusive Signature Label Deal With Mint Director David J. Ryder

NGC Signs Exclusive Signature Label Deal With Mint Director David J. Ryder

David J. Ryder, who served two times as the 34th and 39th Director of the United States Mint, has agreed to exclusively hand sign...
Jeff Garrett: Guarantees in the Rare Coin Market

Jeff Garrett: Guarantees in the Rare Coin Market

The 35-year success of authentication and grading has given numismatics peace of mind   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Rare coin certification is...

Counterfeit Detection – Oregon Trail Commemorative Silver Half Dollar

Counterfeit Oregon Trail commemorative silver half dollar  - A closer look reveals plenty of problems on this coin's surfaces   By Numismatic Guaranty Company ......   The Oregon...
Edward VIII Gold 5 Sovereign Realizes $2.45 Million - New Record for British Coin at Auction

Edward VIII Gold 5 Sovereign Realizes $2.45 Million – New Record for British Coin...

An extremely rare Edward VIII Pattern Gold 5 Sovereign certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) has realized €2.11 million (about $2.45 million), again setting...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - Fake 1885-CC Morgan Dollar in Fake GSA Holder

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake 1885-CC Morgan Dollar in Fake GSA Holder

Counterfeit Coin -  1885-CC Morgan Dollar   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   At first glance, the counterfeit coin GSA holder looks similar to...
Jeff Garrett: 1858-1915 Proof Type Coins

Jeff Garrett: 1858-1915 Proof Type Coins

Don't overlook rare coins from the early Proof Sets   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   We have all read the headlines about the...
Jim Bisognani: Coin Markets Going Up and Staying Up

Jim Bisognani: Coin Markets Going Up and Staying Up

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   It is mid-October already, and so far, the weather is mildly chilly and steadily becoming colder....
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative

Counterfeit coin - 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Half Dollar The relatively crude forgery shows extensive loss of detail throughout.   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   In recent years, the...
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...