Jeff Garrett: ANA Summer Seminar – A Chance to Learn From Experts

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   After a nearly three-year hiatus, the ANA Summer Seminar returns to Colorado Springs this year. Strict...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting By Die Variety

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   In coin collecting, there is no right or wrong decision when it comes to deciding which...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime

Counterfeit 1795 Half Dime Reverse   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Counterfeit half dimes are not particularly common, but NGC graders recently identified a...
Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1880 Shield Nickel

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1880 Shield Nickel

Counterfeit 1880 Shield Nickel   Counterfeit Coins by Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Even with only a quick glance, a number of problems with this...
Jeff Garrett: At Coin Auctions, It Pays to Have an Expert by Your Side - NGC

Jeff Garrett: At Coin Auctions, It Pays to Have an Expert by Your Side

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   As nearly everyone who buys rare coins these days knows, a large percentage of the buying...
NGC Honors Mike Castle With New Congressional Series Label

NGC Honors Mike Castle With New Congressional Series Label

Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) is proud to announce an exciting new Authentic Hand-Signed label that recognizes the contributions to numismatics made by the Honorable...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1872 Seated Liberty Silver Counterfeit Dollar

1872 Seated Liberty Counterfeit Dollar By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Rough texture and minuscule raised dots within the recesses are clues that...
Jim Bisognani: Celebrating National Coin Week with Classic US Coins

Jim Bisognani: Celebrating National Coin Week with Classic US Coins

The theme of this year’s event is “Dynamic Designs, Artistic Masterpieces."   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   This morning, as I emerged from...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1891 Double Eagle US Gold Coin

Counterfeit Coin - 1891 Double Eagle   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   NGC graders identified an 1891-S Double Eagle with a removed mintmark. Because...
Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Head Quarter Eagles

Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Head Quarter Eagles

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Collecting a complete set of any series of United States gold coins is a formidable task....
High-Grade Gold Eagle Certified by NGC Realizes Over $800,000

High-Grade Gold Eagle Certified by NGC Realizes Over $800,000

A high-grade Indian Head Eagle gold coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) realized $840,000 USD in the Stack’s Bowers Spring 2022 Auction on April 5,...
Very Rare NGC-Certified Henry VII Gold Sovereign in Taisei Auction

Very Rare NGC-Certified Henry VII Gold Sovereign in Taisei Auction

An extremely rare Type 2 Henry VII Sovereign hand-struck in gold more than 500 years ago and now certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC)...
Jeff Garrett: Tips on How to Collect Capped Bust Half Dollars

Jeff Garrett: Tips on How to Collect Capped Bust Half Dollars

The early silver series can be rewarding, regardless of whether you collect by variety   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When I wrote...
Second Coin in the British Monarchs Series: James I and VI of Scotland

Second Coin in the British Monarchs Series: James I and VI of Scotland

The Royal Mint, one of the oldest continuously operating mints in the world, has struck coins for every British monarch for the last millennium,...

Counterfeit Protection: 1881-S Morgan Dollar

By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Raised areas and the incorrect shape of the mintmark identify this 1881-S Morgan as a counterfeit. The 1881-S...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

Counterfeit Coin Detection by Paul Sandler - Grader/Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Altered dates and outright counterfeits are the two most common types of...
Jim Bisognani: Navigating the Hot Coin Market

Jim Bisognani: Navigating the Hot Coin Market

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   As I wheeled the trash barrel out last week, I was greeted with far-from-springlike conditions. A...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1857 Half Cent

Problems abound on the obverse and reverse of this crude fake   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The Half Cent denomination that had...
Redesigned United States Mint American Eagle Gold Proof Coins On Sale July 29

Jeff Garrett: Gold Prices are Rising — That’s Good News for Collectors

Previous price spikes sparked new interest in hobby - let's hope that happens again   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   I began my...
Jim Bisognani: Conversations With Two Numismatists in Ukraine

Jim Bisognani: Conversations With Two Numismatists in Ukraine

The hobby perseveres in a war zone, and a quick look at the pre-1933 US gold coin market   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market...
Jeff Garrett: When Great Collections Are at Auction, It's Time to Buy

Jeff Garrett: When Great Collections Are at Auction, It’s Time to Buy

The 1984 sale of the Amon G. Carter Jr. Family Collection was loaded with opportunities   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   In the...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – A Fake 1861 Type 2 US Gold Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit coin - 1861 Type 2 Quarter Eagle   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Raised lumps of metal and lack of detail are...
NGC Ancient Coins: Roman Silver Type Set

NGC Ancient Coins: Roman Silver Type Set

Over its long life, the Mediterranean superpower struck a wide array of silver ancient coins   Roman silver coins were produced in astonishing variety over a...
Upcoming Heritage Showcase Auctions Offer Rare French Coins, US Coins in Early Holders

Upcoming Heritage Showcase Auctions Offer Rare French Coins, US Coins in Early Holders

Long Island Collection of French Coins Closes for Bidding February 27 The second Heritage Auctions Showcase installment of the excellent and wide-ranging Long Island Collection,...
NGC Announces Exclusive Partnership, Special Label for 2022 Purple Heart Commemorative Coin

NGC Announces Exclusive Partnership, Special Label for 2022 Purple Heart Commemorative Coin

One of the oldest and most highly regarded US military honors — the Purple Heart — is being recognized with the release of the...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent

1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The grading room was recently presented with a 1908-S Indian Head cent for...
Jeff Garrett: Whether It's Coin Collecting or Video Games, Try 'Playing the Spread'

Jeff Garrett: Whether It’s Coins or Video Games, Try ‘Playing the Spread’

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   About two weeks ago, Heritage Auctions sold an unopened example of a John Madden Football Electronic...

NGC Presents Last Great Mystery of SS Central America Shipwreck

On September 3, 1857, SS Central America began a voyage from Panama to New York City carrying very important cargo: thousands of freshly minted...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1876-CC 20 Cent Piece

This counterfeit of an unusual denomination shows plenty of clues that it isn't worth a fortune   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The 20 cent piece...
NGC to Reveal Lost Treasure From SS Central America

NGC to Reveal Lost Treasure From SS Central America

On February 14, 2022, NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Company) will reveal 123 coins recovered from the SS Central America shipwreck, now certified and preserved for...