NGC Ancients: Roman Coinage of Emperor Nero

The coinage of Nero spans his reigns as Caesar and emperor Nero is among the best-known of all Roman emperors – but not for good...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1922 No D Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1922 No D Lincoln cent By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ...... The 1922 No D Lincoln cent has long been popular with...

The 1920 Wilson Dollar: A Counterfeited Rarity

An elusive medal represents a challenge for collectors of higher grades   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The Wilson dollar was struck to commemorate the opening of...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The Top 10 Most Common Counterfeit US...

The World's Most Commonly Counterfeit US Coins: The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent. Counterfeit Coin Detection By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .... A list of...

Jeff Garrett: The Long and Short of Coin Collecting in Times...

Exercise patience and think long-term to avoid losses — and even make gains   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   There is no denying...

Jeff Garrett: The Art of Rare Coin Submissions

Submitting coins for grading can be complex, but with proper advice, you can ensure that the process goes smoothly and that you realize the...

Counterfeit Detection – The 1895 Morgan Dollar

This 1895 Morgan dollar forgery is a simple case of just too much silver and not enough effort on the details. The 1895 Morgan dollar...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1904 Gold $20 Double Eagle

Counterfeit Coins -  1904 Double Eagle By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   This counterfeit coin 1904 Double Eagle specimen exhibits relatively sharp design details,...

American Silver Eagle Year-End Market Wrap-Up: The 1990s

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek IQ....   Hi folks, and welcome to the latest installment of CoinWeek’s American Silver Eagle Price Guide Analysis. In...

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,...

Numismatic Time Capsule – Examining a Hoard of Morgan Silver Dollars

The excitement of examining a hoard of thousands of Morgan silver dollars By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   One of the very best...

Jeff Garrett: Bidding at Auction, in Person and Online

The numismatic auction market is alive and well, with recent auctions proving its strength and resilience   Numismatic Auctions by Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...

Modern Dime Designations: What Are Full Bands and Full Torch?

NGC’s designations give collectors a more comprehensive assessment of dimes from the past century   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   NGC uses a numeric grade to...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel

Evidence of heavy polishing where the fourth leg should be - 1937-D Buffalo Nickel By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The 1937-D 3 Legged...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Authenticating The 1909-S VDB Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation … ...... Altered and counterfeit Coin - 1909-S VDB cents are quite common. Examining several key features can help you avoid...

NGC Certifies Pattern Coins From Estate of US Mint Chief Engraver...

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified five 19th-century US pattern coins that belonged to Charles E. Barber, the US Mint Chief Engraver from 1880...

NGC Celebrates First 2020-W Nickel

A special NGC attribution, as well as the NGC West Point Gold Star Label, are provided for no additional fee   The United States Mint has...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered 1893-S Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection - A Genuine 1893-S Morgan Dollar   Counterfeit Coin Detection by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   What’s the first place to look for Counterfeit Coin...

Counterfeit Coins Detection: California Fractional Gold

A few helpful tips can make sure you never get fooled by these sometimes deceptive fantasy pieces Period Three back-dated BG-1301A listed in California...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1972 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

GENUINE 1972 Double Die Lincoln Cent - courtesy of Heritage Auctions. By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Researcher, NGC ......   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a...

Jeff Garrett: The Superstar $4 Stella, 1879-1880

These numismatic supernovas shine bright in the greatest collections   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Very few United States coins inspire the awe...

Counterfeit Coins Detection – Fake $5 Indian Lacks Details

Counterfeit Coins - Reverse of a Denver Mint Indian Half Eagle By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The missing details on this $5 Indian reveal it to...

CoinWeek Video: Jeff Garrett and the Great Southern Treasury Hoard of...

By CoinWeek .....     Near the beginning of last month, CoinWeek traveled to NGC headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, to get a first look at the Great...

Renowned Silver Dollar Expert Wayne Miller to Hand-Sign Special NGC Labels

Wayne Miller, whose groundbreaking books on silver dollars have guided numismatists for decades, is joining a prestigious group of people who hand-sign certification labels...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1928 Peace Dollar

Counterfeit 1928 Peace Dollar By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Researcher on Counterfeit Coin Detection, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Since so many counterfeit 1928 Peace Dollars are,...

Cleaned Copper Coins May Be Challenging to Detect

Posted by David W. Lange, NGC Research Director This month Dave discusses the difficulty of detecting cleaned copper and bronze coins My recent column on the...

Coin Collecting: Beyond Plastic – It’s What’s Inside (the Holder)...

CAC Inside the Holder by Bruce Smith for Blanchard and Company ......   There was a time when collectors in the market simply bought a coin...

Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek .....   Thanks to a fellow pedigree collector, I’ve started to add shipwreck coins to my collection. There’s a lot of...

Jeff Garrett: The Difference a Point Makes in Certified Coins

With the popularity of online set registries, coin collecting has become a competitive sport   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Sometimes one point...

NGC Certifies Very Rare 2016 Silver Eagle Mint Error

The severity of the die clash is among the most dramatic ever seen on a US Mint bullion coin ( Silver Eagle Mint Error...