Una and the Lion Leads NGC-Certified SINCONA British Coins Collection

NGC-Certified Coins From SINCONA British Collection Realize $5.8 Million

With a highly prized Una and the Lion leading the way, more than 400 rare coins from a phenomenal collection of British coins certified...

Collecting Classic Silver Commemorative Coinage (1892–1954)

A look at this often-underrated yet highly interesting series   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   For anyone looking for value when trying to...
Three NGC Vintage Chinese Coins Each Realize Over $1 Million in Taisei Auction

Three NGC Vintage Chinese Coins Each Realize Over $1 Million in Taisei Auction

Three highly valuable vintage Chinese coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) each sold for over $1 million USD in a sale presented by Taisei...
What’s A PCGS No-Grade Coin?

What’s A PCGS No-Grade Coin?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Occasionally a coin will come into the PCGS Grading Room that simply isn’t eligible for grading. A No-Grade coin...
CoinWeek Podcast #166: Beyond Greece and Rome

CoinWeek Podcast #166: Beyond Greece and Rome

 The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...

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...
Finest PCGS CAC Walking Liberty Half Dollar Collection Offered by GreatCollections

Finest PCGS CAC Walking Liberty Half Dollar Collection Offered by GreatCollections

The Rollo Fox Collection is Ranked #1 at PCGS   The #1 PCGS Registry Set of CAC-approved Walking Liberty Half Dollars formed by noted numismatist Mr....
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...

The 1936 Delaware Tercentenary Commemorative Half Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   When it comes to commemorative coins, 1936 was one of the busiest years in United States Mint history. Some...
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...
Some First Spouse Gold Coins Rarer Than Many Think

Some First Spouse Gold Coins Rarer Than Many Think

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   First Spouse $10 Gold coins, issued alongside the Presidential $1 coin series from 2007 through 2016, are well respected...
Technicolor Coins – How Do We Monetize Eye Appeal?

Technicolor Coins – How Do We Monetize Eye Appeal?

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   What draws our eye to vibrant color? There’s no question color is one of the most important aspects of...
Why Weren’t 1973 Business-Strike Eisenhower Dollars Minted for Circulation?

Why Weren’t 1973 Business-Strike Eisenhower Dollars Minted for Circulation?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The 1973 Eisenhower Dollar is one of a handful of coins made by the United States Mint during the...

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...
Noteworthy Notes: Classic Colonial New Jersey 6 Shilling

Noteworthy Notes: Classic Colonial New Jersey 6 Shilling

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ......   In the PCGS grading room, we certainly come across our fair share of the earliest types of American banknotes,...

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....
From the PCGS Coin Grading Room: Distribution, Condition Census and Provenance

From the PCGS Coin Grading Room: Distribution, Condition Census and Provenance

By Kyle Knapp for PCGS ......   Any introduction to coin grading begins with broad, theoretical descriptions of each grade category: mostly full rims for “Good”,...
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,...
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in March 2022

Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in March 2022

CAC-approved coins fared well in online auction sales during the month of March. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a larger number...
A Coin That Personifies the New Rare Gold Market - PCGS

A Coin That Personifies the New Rare Gold Market

By Doug Winter for PCGS ......   Stack’s Bowers Galleries recently sold at auction a U.S. gold coin that I think really sums up the new,...
PCGS Everyman Set Registry Proves Popular With Budget Collectors

PCGS Everyman Set Registry Proves Popular With Budget Collectors

By Sanjay Gandhi for PCGS ......   PCGS launched the “Everyman Mint State” category a few months ago, and it continues to grow at a steady...
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...
Condition Rarity 1919 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

Patience and Strategy Are Needed to Build a First-Rate Coin Collection

By Mark Ferguson for PCGS ......   Building a collection that you’ll be proud to show off takes work – and time. Whether you collect mid-grade...
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,...