Jeff Garrett: At Coin Auctions, It Pays to Have an Expert by Your Side - NGC

Jeff Garrett: The Importance of Professional Collecting Advice

By Jeff Garrett for NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) ......   Several years ago, while attending the Whitman Baltimore Convention, I had the pleasure of spending some...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of November

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of November

By CoinWeek .....   November is a big month in United States Mint history. Yellow fever was a recurrent problem in the early years, costing the lives...
NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1908 Quarter Eagle

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1908 Quarter Eagle

The problems with this low-quality fake start with a glaring error   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The Indian Head Quarter Eagle series that began in...

Jeff Garrett: The Misunderstood Gobrecht Silver Dollar

  Gobrecht Silver Dollars by Jeff Garrett for NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) ......   The Gobrecht silver dollar is a complicated yet fascinating series. At first glance, many...
NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1884-CC Morgan Dollar

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 1884-CC Morgan Dollar

By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The 1884-CC was once considered one of the greatest rarities of the Morgan Dollar series. However, the GSA sales...
The Key Date 1998 Mexico Silver Onza Libertad

The Key Date 1998 Mexico Silver Onza Libertad

By Sanjay Gandhi for PCGS ......   One bullion coin that has always been in extraordinarily high demand by world coin collectors is the Onza Silver...
Former PCGS President Brings Expertise to Videogames

Former PCGS President Brings Expertise to Videogames

Brett Charville educates new collectors on how rare coin and trading card certification now assists video game hobby   A recent former president of Professional Coin...
NGC Introduces King Charles III Special Label

NGC Introduces King Charles III Special Label

As a new era commences for the English monarchy, The Royal Mint is releasing memorial coins featuring the late Queen and, for the first...
A CAC Grading Service? CoinWeek Interview With John Albanese

A CAC Grading Service? CoinWeek Interview With John Albanese

On October 17, CoinWeek conducted a lengthy telephone interview with Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) President John Albanese to discuss a range of issues related...

Sedwick Auctions Offers Rare Venezuelan Coin Certified by NGC

Other vintage NGC-certified gold coins from Latin America are also highlights of the Daniel Frank Sedwick Auctions on November 3-4, 2022   A large collection of...
NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

A fistful of what appeared to be vintage silver coins turned out to be fakes   A couple of years ago, NGC received a submission of...
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in September 2022

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

During the month of September, coins graded by CAC (Certified Acceptance Corporation) fared well in live auctions in San Diego and Long Beach, California,...
United States 1987 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

United States 1987 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

PCGS MS-69 $48 – $52 Annual Rate of Return Since 2014: 0% PCGS POP MS-69: 24,209 Population Growth Since 2014: 103.37%▲ (MS-69 Population in 2014: 11,904) NGC MS-69 $44 – $48▲ Annual Rate...
Noteworthy Notes: 1869 $1 Legal Tender Rainbow Note Error

Noteworthy Notes: 1869 $1 Legal Tender Rainbow Note Error

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ......   Unlike coins, the large majority of banknotes do not enjoy the anonymity that comes with not having a distinctive...
English Gold Coins From Ellerby Hoard Realize $800,000+ in Spink Sale

English Gold Coins From Ellerby Hoard Realize $800,000+ in Spink Sale

A group of 264 vintage English gold coins almost entirely certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) realized £754,000 (about $837,000) in a Spink &...
NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: 2000-P American Silver Eagle

NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: 2000-P American Silver Eagle

This spurious issue includes fuzzy details and missing elements   The American Silver Eagle is one of the most popular coin series in the world. In...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - 2018-P Roosevelt Dime Struck on a Steel Planchet

Mike Byers Mint Error News – 2018-P Roosevelt Dime Struck on a Steel Planchet

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   2018-P Roosevelt Dime Struck on a Steel Planchet 98% Iron / 1.5 Grams PCGS MS 60 New Discovery   This is a fascinating...
Precious Metals Crime and Fraud - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Precious Metals Dealer Bob Higgins of Argent Group Charged With Ongoing Fraud

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that it filed a civil enforcement action...
PAN Civil War Showcase Features Financial Legacies of the War

PAN Civil War Showcase Features Financial Legacies of the War

Three days, eight programs, and multiple exhibits featuring storytellers/authors and Living History Characters “President Abe Lincoln” and “General William T. Sherman”. Hosted jointly by two...
PCGS Grades New 1800 Draped Bust Half Dime Variety

PCGS Grades New 1800 Draped Bust Half Dime Variety

By Dylan Dominguez and Edward Van Orden for PCGS ......   In the world of numismatics, one often hears the enthusiastically exclaimed, “You never know what's...

Gadoury Auction Features NGC-Certified European Gold Rarities

By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The October 2022 sale features several NGC-graded coins likely to realize six figures. An upcoming Éditions V. Gadoury auction features two rare...
Lecture Highlights From the XVI International Numismatic Congress

Lecture Highlights From the XVI International Numismatic Congress

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   It has been roughly two weeks since the close of the INC 2022 – XVI International...
NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1867 Indian Head Cent

NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1867 Indian Head Cent

The numbers just don't add up on this fake coin   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The Indian Head Cent series of 1859-1909 remains one of...
Christopher Columbus: His Decline in Numismatics and the Nation’s Collective Memory

Christopher Columbus: His Decline in Numismatics and the Nation’s Collective Memory

By Heinz Tschachler .....   When in the early 1990s the United States was getting ready to commemorate the quincentennial of Christopher Columbus first landing on...
The New Orleans Mint: Part 3

The New Orleans Mint: Part 3

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 * * * The New Orleans Mint was the only Southern mint reopened...
Whitman Debuts 7th Edition of Q. David Bowers’ Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

Whitman Debuts 7th Edition of Q. David Bowers’ Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

Whitman Publishing will release the newly expanded and updated seventh edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, by Q. David Bowers, for...
CoinWeek Podcast: Episode 167: American Silver Eagle Musings

CoinWeek Podcast: Episode 167: American Silver Eagle Musings

The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
CAC-Approved 1900 Proof Set Featured in Stack’s Bowers Winter 2022 Auction

CAC-Approved 1900 Proof Set Featured in Stack’s Bowers Winter 2022 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries will offer two remarkable early Proof sets, one from 1855 and one from 1900, in their November 2022 Official Auction of...
A Rare Australian Coin With a Common Appearance

A Rare Australian Coin With a Common Appearance

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Recently, a circulated Australian 50 Cents coin crossed my desk. What would have the appearance of an ordinary, common...
George Washington to Appear at PAN Fall Coin Show

George Washington to Appear at PAN Fall Coin Show

The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) Fall Coin Show and Convention to be held on October 20-22 at the Monroeville Convention Center is pleased...