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

Counterfeit Coin Detection by Max Spiegel, NGC .....   The raised spikes at the rim of this 1912 $10 Indian Head Eagle are one detail collectors...

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...

NGC Certifies Rare Standing Liberty Quarter Pattern

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare pattern 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter. Graded NGC PF 61, it is believed to be only...

Coin Grading – A Closer Look at Details Grading

What to know before you buy a coin with a Details grade By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When it comes to grading...

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...

US Mint Official Jon Cameron Joins NGC Hand-Signed Label Program

Jon J. Cameron, who recently retired from his position as the United States Mint’s Associate Director of Numismatic, Bullion and Coin Studies, has agreed...

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...

Jim Bisognani: The Price Is Right?

World coins make huge advances; transparency is a very clear advantage   By Jim Bisognani - NGC Weekly Market Report ......   August already? I have said it before and I...

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...

NGC Grades One of First 10 Morgan Dollars Struck in San...

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified one of the first 10 Morgan dollars struck by the San Francisco Mint. This incredible piece of numismatic...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – NGC Certifies Unique 25¢ Feeder...

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   This is the only known full-size feeder finger for any U.S. denomination that has not been struck...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

Counterfeit Coin Detection By Paul Sandler, NGC Grader/Researcher...... Altered dates and outright counterfeits are the two most common types of fake 1942/41 Mercury Dimes you will...

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...

NGC Certifies Unique 1952 Great Britain Penny

In Great Britain, the year 1952 saw a change of monarch, the first home-use microwave oven and the Great Smog of London, but nothing...

World Coins – Affordable Fourpence Silver Groats of King Henry VIII

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #361 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Henry VIII is...

Recent Auctions Show Coin Market, Banknotes Strong Amid Global Crisis

As the world faces an unprecedented economic and public health crisis brought on by the coronavirus COVID-19, the numismatic markets have demonstrated incredible resiliency. Indeed,...

NGC Celebrates First 2019-W Cent With Special Attribution

A special NGC attribution and label are among the ways coin collectors can recognize this historic US Mint release. Special submission instructions must be...

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...

NGC Attributing Tomaska Die Varieties for Franklin, Kennedy Half Dollars

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is now attributing Proof Franklin half dollars and Proof Kennedy half dollars according to the die varieties cataloged by Rick...

CoinWeek First Look at the Pops of the New York Bank...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Sixteen bags of Morgan dollars, still sealed in their original bags, is not something that you...

Newly Identified Contemporary Counterfeit 1894-O Morgan Dollar

NGC’s discovery is the first reported counterfeit Morgan Dollar of this date Counterfeit Morgan Dollar Posted by Ben Wengel, NGC Grader and Attributor Recently, an 1894-O...

NGC Certifies New Half Cent Variety

1795 Die Marriage Previously Unknown with Lettered Edge Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has identified a new variety of 1795 Half Cent. It is the first...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar

Tool marks, soft design details and dull surfaces help NGC graders identify a counterfeit coins, in this case a 1915-S Panama-Pacific Half Dollar.   By Max Spiegel,...

Coin Collecting Strategies – One Way to Pay for an...

Coin Collecting Strategies - A middle-class path to completing a series in a few years Coin Collecting Strategies By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent

Counterfeit large cents - 1793 Flowing Hair Cent - Tooling Marks; Raised Lines   By Max Spiegel, NGC ........   The first coins struck by the United States Mint...

A Letter From NGC’s Mark Salzberg

I have been in the collectibles industry for more than 40 years. In that time, I have seen many market peaks and valleys —...

NGC Grades New York Bank Hoard of 16,000 Morgan Dollars

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the New York Bank Hoard, a group of 16,000 Morgan Dollars that had been stored in sealed US...

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...

Tips for Coin Collectors – The Appreciation of Toned Coins

There is a wide variety of toning, and judging its value on a coin is tricky By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   My...