Bowker Collection Chinese Coins in the Shanghai Mint Museum

Many of the coins from the Howard Franklin Bowker Collection were graded by NGC before they were donated to the Shanghai Mint Museum The Shanghai...
Jeff Garrett U.S. Patterns

Collecting United States Pattern Coinage

If you are looking for a collecting challenge, consider US pattern coinage By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The year 2017 is a...

Rare NGC Prototype Holder and Silver Coin Giveaway #160 – 4K...

  Transcript: CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan here. I wanted to make this week’s CoinWeek Silver coin giveaway special, so I reached out to our friends at...

NGC Certifies Dramatic New Kennedy Half Dollar Variety

Proof Coin Reveals One Style of Mintmark Punched over Another Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a newly discovered variety for the popular Kennedy Half...

Coin Collecting: Which Coin Is Right for You?

By Jim Bisognani - NGC Contributor ........   Somehow the last quarter of 2017 is here already. I shouldn’t be surprised, as I have a multitude...

Light Finish 2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set Half Dollars Discovered by...

On the left is a"light finish" variety of the 2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set Half Dollar, which has a lower-contrast finish on the obverse,...

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) – A Letter from Mark Salzberg

Mark Salzberg, chairman of Certified Collectibles Group reflects on the highlights of 2017 and looks ahead to 2018 for NGC and PMG,. Dear Fellow...

NGC Certifies Kendall 1861 Confederate Half Dollar

On November 17, 2014, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that it has recently graded one of the four extant original 1861 Confederate Half Dollars....
Morocco AH1201(1787 AD) 10 Mithquals Graded NGC XF 45

NGC Certifies Rare Moroccan Gold Coin

NGC graders have certified a rare 1787 Moroccan 10 Mithquals. The Morocco AH1201 (1787 AD) 10 Mithquals (or 10 Riyals) coin is a rarity with...

NGC Confirms Discovery of Fourth Known 1854-S $5 Half Eagle Gold...

“Discovery of a Lifetime” A coin that a New England man originally thought was a counterfeit has been authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as...

Collecting Classic US Coins: Gem Circulated

Attractive coins can be found at all levels of the Sheldon scale Much attention in numismatics is focused on quality. One of the most common...

The Coin Market – A Year In Review

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……. Numismatic notables weigh–in on 2014 and tip the scales for 2015; The cries of collectors past;...

NGC Experts Identify Missing Mintmark Mint Error on 2014 5oz Silver...

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has identified five 2014 Great Smoky Mountains Five-Ounce Specimen coins with a significant mint error: they are missing the “P”...

Back in Black: NGC Black Retro Holder Returns

NGC's popular black Retro Holder will be available for select US coins from October 1 to December 31 while supplies last. Starting October 1, 2014,...

Tips for Collectors: Looking for Value? Coins for Thought

Opportunities for price-conscious buyers, as 'Hallogivingmas' approaches By Jim Bisognani - NGC Contributor ........   Early October, leaves falling, MLB playoffs in full gear, and retailers having...

The Modern Coin Market is Motivated!

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   While the modern coin market is hot, Ancient world coins an exciting option; Colonial era coins from...

NGC, NCS and PMG Appoint New Japan Official Submission Center

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have announced that World Coins Japan Co., Ltd., has been appointed...

NGC Ancients: Classic Greek Coins, Part 4

David Vagi continues his discussion of the designs of select ancient Greek coins in the fourth of a multi-part series By David Vagi - Director, NGC...

NGC Ancients: Rare Overstruck “Judaea Capta” Bar Kokhba Coin Discovered

NGC brings to light one of the fabled rarities of ancient Jewish coinage In 132 CE, following nearly 60 years of simmering resentment towards the...

NGC Certifies Hornets Nest Collection of Charlotte Mint Gold Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded the Hornets Nest Collection, the first complete set of Charlotte Mint gold coins ever assembled. Notably, the collection...

The Caviar of Numismatics – Collecting Proof United States Gold Coins

The late great collector Ed Trompeter once stated “only real men collect Proof United States gold coins.” This very chauvinistic statement would be politically...

Buying and Selling Coins – Understanding Market Liquidity

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ...... When deciding what to collect, market liquidity should be carefully considered. Over the past several years I...
1842-O Counterfeit Dime Reverse detail

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) .......   The design details on this Seated Liberty Dime counterfeit coin are soft, especially at...

Pawn Stars Casting at NGC FUN Show Booth

The Pawn Stars casting team will be at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) booth #1617 at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention on Friday,...

NGC Releases Tokens and Medals Census

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has released a Tokens and Medals Census with comprehensive population data for virtually all types graded by NGC. The Tokens...

Modern Coin Counterfeit Detection – 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver...

Counterfeit 2012 China Dragon 10 Yuan This particular counterfeit has reflective areas not seen on the authentic coin due to the die not being sufficiently...
1992 $15 special gold striking

World Coin Profile – Canadian 1992 $15 Commemorative Special Gold striking

Royal Canadian Mint - 1992 Spirit of the Generations $15 Proof struck in Gold In the latest issue of MintErrorNews, one of the rarest, most...

NGC Certifies First Silver Bombardment of Fort Sumter Medal

NGC has identified a new silver variety of the Fort Sumter Medal as HK-11f A new metal type for the renowned “Bombardment of Fort Sumter...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Australian Gold Sovereign of 1917 from...

by Max Spiegel, NGC .... NGC graders recently identified a fake 1917 gold sovereign with the “P” mintmark of the Perth Mint in Australia. The British sovereign...

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

By Max Spiegel, NGC .....   The raised spikes at the rim of this 1912 $10 Indian Head Eagle are one detail collectors can use for...