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...

NGC to Grade McDonald’s MacCoin Tokens

by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.... NGC ran a metallurgical analysis on one of the tokens celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac. The world's newest "currency"...
1916-D Mercury Dime Counterfeit

Counterfeit Detection – Die Struck Counterfeit 1916-D Mercury Dime

1916-D Counterfeit Mercury Dime By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Skillful identification of counterfeit coins is essential to the hobby. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a...

CAG-Certified Beta Cloth From Michael Collins Collection Realizes $81,250

A piece of Apollo 11-flown Beta cloth from the Michael Collins Collection sold for $81,250 after it was certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG®). Michael...

Pioneer Gold: Big Potential, Tiny Coins

California Fractional gold coins offer an easier way to connect with the Gold Rush By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When the Odyssey...

Counterfeit Gold Coin Detection – 1862-S Liberty Head Quarter Eagle

The lack of details in Liberty's hair is one key that this is a Counterfeit Gold Coin By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Researcher, NGC ......   Nineteenth-century...

NGC Now Certifies and Encapsulates Cancelled Dies

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced a new certification and encapsulation service for coin, token and medal dies. As many numismatists know, dies are...

Coin Collecting Tips: Liberty Coins On A Budget

Coin Collecting Seated, standing, walking, draped or capped — assemble a type set featuring Ms. Liberty By Jim Bisognani - NGC Contributor ........ The Fourth of...

NGC-Certified Confederate Half Dollar Sells for Record $960,000

Rare piece leads Heritage’s $3.7 million Newman Part IX live auction Wednesday night An 1861 Confederate Half Dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) led...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle

Look closely at these modern coins before you buy. A careful examination of the details can reveal a counterfeit. Counterfeit 2014-W Proof Gold Eagle By Paul...

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 Grades First Strike Delaware Quarters

The two are among the first of the billions of state quarters struck from 1999 to 2009   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has authenticated and graded...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1900-S $5 Half Eagle

This Middle Eastern counterfeit coin lacks the details of a genuine 1900-S Half Eagle. Counterfeit Coin Detection By  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   When we think of...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1872 Seated Liberty Silver Counterfeit Dollar

1872 Seated Liberty Counterfeit Dollar By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Rough texture and minuscule raised dots within the recesses are clues that...

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,...

NGC, NCS & PMG Named Official Grading and Conservation Services of...

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have been named the Official Grading Services of the popular Facebook group "Coin Dealers Helping...

NGC Certifies Only 1893-CC Morgan Dollar in a GSA Hoard...

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded the only 1893-CC Morgan Dollar known in a GSA Hoard "hard pack." The unique rarity was submitted to...

Coin Market Opinion – Garrett: There Has Never Been a Better...

At the current prices for Morgan Dollars and Double Eagles, it's much easier to assemble a respectable collection By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...

Coin Grading – Collectors Embrace NGC Details Coins

With extraordinary coins in demand, an NGC Details Coins grade is just part of the equation By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   As...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Counterfeit 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle   By Max Spiegel - Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ........   Semiprooflike appearance, thick lettering and raised lumps helped NGC graders identify...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1913 Great Britain Gold Sovereign

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   These two counterfeits share some of the same imperfections. The British gold Sovereign is one of the most popular and enduring...

Silver Tetradrachm Coins of Ancient Sicily: NGC Ancients

Silver tetradrachms of Sicily are highly sought after by ancient-coin collectors Collectors have long agreed that many of the most impressive ancient coins were produced...

NGC Offers Special Label for First US Palladium Coin

A distinguished way to mark the milestone in American coinage  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will offer a special label for the new Palladium American Eagle...

Rare Mint Error Found on a 2015 Silver Eagle

A rare curved clip mint error is found on a 2015 American Silver Eagle bullion coin. NGC graders identified a curved clip at 11 o’clock...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1889-CC Morgan Dollar with Joined Halves

This forgery required the joining of two coins to mimic a rare year and mintmark combination Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ........   NGC graders identify counterfeit coins...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent

1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .....   The grading room was recently presented with a 1908-S Indian Head Cent for certification. The...

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...

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”...

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...

Building Museums One Coin at a Time: Mike Markowitz Interviews David...

By CoinWeek ....   Earlier this year, Charles teamed up with CoinWeek's resident Ancient Coin expert Mike Markowitz to check out the New York International Numismatic...