40 Million Coins Graded: PCGS Achieves Milestone

40 millionth PCGS-certified coin part of historic Japanese set Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has reached another major milestone with the 40 millionth coin certified...

The Early Days of Numerical Coin Grading

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek .....   Numismatist Ron Guth has very sincerely proposed that the coin industry and the significant Third Party Grading Services (TPG’s)...

Recently Discovered 1854-S $5 Now in PCGS Holder

The fourth known 1854 San Francisco Mint Liberty Head Half Eagle, discovered earlier this year and subsequently sold at auction this past August for...

NGC Certifies Additional Newman Selections

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an additional 137 coins, medals and tokens from the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. These selections are...

Condition Census Ryder-26 1788 Vermont Copper in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist - Stack's Bowers ........ Collecting a Ryder-26 1788 Vermont copper can be a significant challenge for colonial collectors. Vermont specialist...

Harlan J. Berk’s Free Ancient Coin Verified Authenticity Program

By Harlan J. Berk, Ltd ......   One of the most frequently asked questions we get when it comes to ancient coins is, “How do you...

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,...

PCGS Offers Popular Crossover Grading Special at Baltimore Expo

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will offer a special opportunity for its popular "crossover grading" service (www.pcgs.com/crossover) at the Baltimore Winter Expo in the...

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...

Standing Liberty Quarters – What Is the Full Head Designation?

Learn Grading: What Is the Full Head Designation on the Standing Liberty Quarter ? Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   NGC gives collectors a more comprehensive assessment...

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 Labels Hand-Signed by Kenneth Bressett Now Available from Westminster Mint

Morgan Dollars certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and encapsulated with NGC labels individually hand-signed by Kenneth Bressett are now available from Westminster Mint,...

NGC Coins – How to Grade an Apple

Autumn-inspired NGC coins; Palladium Eagle still soaring By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Ah! It is definitely brisk and chilly here in New Hampshire as I sit...

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,...

NGC and ASG Grading Breast Cancer Awareness Coin and Stamp...

The US Mint will release a limited-edition 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin and Stamp Set on Oct. 1, 2018. The sets can be...

PCGS’ Don Willis Responds to 100-Point Coin Grading Proposal

by Don Willis, President, PCGS... There has been some recent discussion about a 100-point coin grading scale.  This is not a new idea. PCGS investigated...

Garrett: How Digital Photography Revolutionized the Coin Hobby

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Those who know how to use the technology have an advantage in the coin marketplace. NGC launched a new service for...

” Una and the Lion ” Proof Highlights Sovereign Rarities...

An example of the iconic 1839 Victoria gold “ Una and the Lion ” Five Pounds, certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), is the...

PCGS Founder David Hall OUT at Collectors Universe

CoinWeek Staff Reports.... In a sparsely-worded press release issued on the morning of September 19, 2018, Collectors Universe announced the termination of PCGS founder and...

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

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

Ron Guth Proposes 100-Point Coin Grading Scale

 We discuss the Guth 100-Point Coin Grading Scale in this week's CoinWeek Podcast. Click to listen. On Monday, Ron Guth, the 2014 American Numismatic Association's...

NGC Announces Year of the Pig Label

Submitters can choose this label to celebrate coins featuring the next sign in the Chinese zodiac. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced the availability of...

Coin Market Report: Vintage Coins Surge in Long Beach

Coin Market Report Posted by Jim Bisognani  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation As rarities marched forward, there was freshly minted palladium pandemonium. Wow! Fall must be just around 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...

Coin Submission Success Strategies

Coin Submission Success Strategies By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker .....   If you’re anything like me, then you occasionally put in a coin submission to...

CCG London Office to Open on September 10, 2018

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) will open its London office on September 10, 2018. Operated by NGC International UK Ltd.™ (NGC UK™), the office...

Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums in August

CAC approved coins outperformed other certified coins in the Heritage and Stack’s-Bowers auctions at the ANA Convention in Philadelphia. Also, CAC coins continued to...

Top Population 1981-S Lincoln Cent set to bring $1,000+ at GreatCollections...

CoinWeek Staff Reports..... Note: This coin sold for $2,137.50. A top-population 1981-S Lincoln cent Type 1 (PCGS PR70DCAM) is currently drawing strong interest from collectors at...

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 Special Label for China High-Speed Rail Coin

NGC has created a special label for the bi-metallic coin, which is expected to be released on September 3. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is offering...