Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1903-S Added S Morgan Dollar

A prominent area of discoloration around the mintmark is a sign that this Morgan Dollar is a counterfeit.   Morgan Dollar Counterfeit by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...

PMG Certifies World’s Greatest Collection of National Bank Notes

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) has announced that it recently certified the extraordinary collection of National Bank Notes assembled by Andrew Shiva, one of the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Jeff Garrett: Collecting Details-Graded Coins

Details grading offers benefits such as ensuring authenticity and salability, in addition to presenting an affordable path to set completion   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic...

NGC Coin Grading: What Are Full Bell Lines?

NGC’s designation gives collectors a more comprehensive assessment of Franklin Half Dollars By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   NGC uses a numeric grade to succinctly describe...

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...

Altered Coin Detection: Cameo 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

Altered Cameo 1960 Franklin Half By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation(NGC) .......   A white "frost" was applied to this Franklin Half Dollar to give its elements a...

NGC-Certified 1894-S Barber Dime Set to Sell for Seven Figures in...

An example of the legendary 1894-S Barber Dime, graded PF 65 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), is poised to realize a seven-figure sum in...

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,...

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...

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 Challenges of Circulated Coinage

Take the scenic route when collecting circulated coins   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The most common advice any experienced numismatist will dispense...

Counterfeit Detection: 1963-D Roosevelt Dime With Altered Bands

Careful examination of this 1963-D Roosevelt Dime reveals an alteration to the torch   Altered Roosevelt Dime by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Coins are altered in a...

NGC Ancients: Classic Greek Coins, Part I

NGC's David Vagi discusses the design varieties of select ancient Greek coins in this first of a multi-part series By David Vagi - Director, NGC Ancients...

Jeff Garrett: Fractional Gold Comes to Market

Collecting California fractional gold coins is a fascinating pursuit, as many of the coins are tangible links to one of the most exciting eras...

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...

Jeff Garrett: Numismatic Holiday Gift Ideas

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Like everyone else, you are probably searching for holiday gift ideas to please that hard-to-buy-for friend...

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...

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...

Jeff Garrett – A Case for Coin Conservation

Proper coin conservation is effectively anti-coin doctoring   Professional Coin Conservation, by Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Several of my very good friends in...

Royal Mint Partners With NGC to Offer Certified Coins

The Royal Mint, the official mint of the United Kingdom, has partnered with Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the world's largest third-party coin grading service. For...

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

Counterfeit Coin -  1885-CC Morgan Dollar By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… At first glance, the counterfeit coin GSA holder looks similar to a...

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...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Chinese Counterfeit 1800 Draped Bust Dime

Counterfeit 1800 Draped Bust Dime By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Spurious Chinese Counterfeit 1800 Draped Bust Dimes are now starting to be seen...

CSG Grading Service for Sports Cards Launching Soon: NGC

Certified Sports Guaranty (CSG) will launch in February to provide sports card collectors and dealers with expert, impartial and efficient certification services. You can...

NGC Ancients: A Guide to Bronze Byzantine Coin Denominations

Collectors enjoy the challenge of building sets of Byzantine Coin denominations The Byzantine Empire (491 to 1453 CE/AD) produced a tremendous number of coins during...

NGC Signs Exclusive Signature Label Deal With Jennie Norris, Designer of...

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is excited to announce that Jennie Norris, designer of the new American Gold Eagle reverse, is signing certification labels exclusively...