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,...

Counterfeit Protection: 1881-S Morgan Dollar

By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Raised areas and the incorrect shape of the mintmark identify this 1881-S Morgan as a counterfeit. The 1881-S...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1942/41 Mercury Dime Overdate

Counterfeit Coin Detection by Paul Sandler - Grader/Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Altered dates and outright counterfeits are the two most common types of...
Mule Mint Errors: The Rarest of the Rare

Mule Mint Errors: The Rarest of the Rare

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   When we hear the word “mule” we usually think of the animal that is the offspring of a horse...
Jim Bisognani: Navigating the Hot Coin Market

Jim Bisognani: Navigating the Hot Coin Market

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   As I wheeled the trash barrel out last week, I was greeted with far-from-springlike conditions. A...
The 1972-D No FG Kennedy Half Dollar

The 1972-D No FG Kennedy Half Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The 1972-D No FG Kennedy Half Dollar is one of the most important varieties for the series from the...
Percy Metcalfe and His Irish Coins - PCGS

Percy Metcalfe and His Irish Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The name Percy Metcalfe might not ring a bell to many US collectors, but you may be familiar with...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1857 Half Cent

Problems abound on the obverse and reverse of this crude fake   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The Half Cent denomination that had...
Stack’s Bowers Offers Hendricks Sets of $10 Eagles, $20 Double Eagles From Fairmont Collection

Stack’s Bowers Offers Hendricks Sets of $10 Eagles, $20 Double Eagles From Fairmont Collection

$20 Double Eagle Gold Coins Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce the incredible Hendricks Set of $20 Double Eagles from the Fairmont Collection, a...
Redesigned United States Mint American Eagle Gold Proof Coins On Sale July 29

Jeff Garrett: Gold Prices are Rising — That’s Good News for Collectors

Previous price spikes sparked new interest in hobby - let's hope that happens again   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   I began my...
Jim Bisognani: Conversations With Two Numismatists in Ukraine

Jim Bisognani: Conversations With Two Numismatists in Ukraine

The hobby perseveres in a war zone, and a quick look at the pre-1933 US gold coin market   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market...
Jeff Garrett: When Great Collections Are at Auction, It's Time to Buy

Jeff Garrett: When Great Collections Are at Auction, It’s Time to Buy

The 1984 sale of the Amon G. Carter Jr. Family Collection was loaded with opportunities   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   In the...
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in February 2022

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

In addition to faring well in internet sales during the month of February, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Los...
New Die Variety for the 1867-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar

New Die Variety for the 1867-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar

By Dylan Dominguez and Edward Van Orden for PCGS ......   Already excited at the possibility of a new 1843-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar die combination,...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – A Fake 1861 Type 2 US Gold Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit coin - 1861 Type 2 Quarter Eagle   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Raised lumps of metal and lack of detail are...
NGC Ancient Coins: Roman Silver Type Set

NGC Ancient Coins: Roman Silver Type Set

Over its long life, the Mediterranean superpower struck a wide array of silver ancient coins   Roman silver coins were produced in astonishing variety over a...
New Die Variety for the 1843-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar

New Die Variety for the 1843-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar

By Dylan Dominguez and Edward Van Orden for PCGS ......   It's always fun to look at a complete or near-complete collection by date and mintmark...
A Brief Explanation of Off-Metal Error Coins

A Brief Explanation of Off-Metal Error Coins

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   Although there are many valuable mint errors, among the loftiest of these are classified as “off-metal”. The most valuable...
Upcoming Heritage Showcase Auctions Offer Rare French Coins, US Coins in Early Holders

Upcoming Heritage Showcase Auctions Offer Rare French Coins, US Coins in Early Holders

Long Island Collection of French Coins Closes for Bidding February 27 The second Heritage Auctions Showcase installment of the excellent and wide-ranging Long Island Collection,...
Great CAC-pectations: Collecting U.S. Gold Coins by CAC Approval

CAC Temporarily Stops Regular Tier Coin Certification

As of March 1, 2022, CAC (Certified Acceptance Corporation) will be unable to process customer orders using our regular tier ($16 USD). Our current...
NGC Announces Exclusive Partnership, Special Label for 2022 Purple Heart Commemorative Coin

NGC Announces Exclusive Partnership, Special Label for 2022 Purple Heart Commemorative Coin

One of the oldest and most highly regarded US military honors — the Purple Heart — is being recognized with the release of the...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent

1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The grading room was recently presented with a 1908-S Indian Head cent for...
100-Note Series 1934A $500 Banknote Pack 1st Graded by New PCGS Service

100-Note Series 1934A $500 Banknote Pack 1st Graded by New PCGS Service

Professional Coin Grading Service will soon debut grading of sealed banknote packs amid demand for certification of consecutive notes, low serial numbers, and other...
Jeff Garrett: Whether It's Coin Collecting or Video Games, Try 'Playing the Spread'

Jeff Garrett: Whether It’s Coins or Video Games, Try ‘Playing the Spread’

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   About two weeks ago, Heritage Auctions sold an unopened example of a John Madden Football Electronic...
China Year 二十六 (1937)-S P$1 KM-Pn185 L&M-117 Kann-632, PCGS SP63. Courtesy of PCGS TrueView.

Hong Kong – A Very Rare Chinese Pattern Coin

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   In Chinese numismatics, there are countless areas to study and collect. One facet is the transition from a silver-based...

Price for American Numismatic Association Diploma Program to Increase

Members encouraged to take advantage of current price point   American Numismatic Association (ANA) members have until April 1 to take advantage of the current School...

NGC Presents Last Great Mystery of SS Central America Shipwreck

On September 3, 1857, SS Central America began a voyage from Panama to New York City carrying very important cargo: thousands of freshly minted...
Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built – Part 4

Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built – Part 4

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In parts one, two, and three of this four-part series, I discussed the early Europeans’ unsuccessful search for gold...
Tyrant Collection $100 Million U.S. Type Coin Exhibition at February 2022 Long Beach Expo

Tyrant Collection Among Attractions at Long Beach Coin & Currency Expo

The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp, and Sports Collectible Show rolls out the red carpet on February 17-19, 2022, at the Long Beach Convention...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1876-CC 20 Cent Piece

This counterfeit of an unusual denomination shows plenty of clues that it isn't worth a fortune   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The 20 cent piece...