NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: Altered 1893 Morgan Dollar

NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: Altered 1893 Morgan Dollar

A mintmark was added to this silver coin to make it look like a valuable Carson City example   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   As Morgan...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of October

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

By CoinWeek .....   October has historically been an important month for the United States Mint. In its earliest days, October marked the beginning of a mission...
Jeff Garrett: What To Do When There Are No Coin Price Guides

Jeff Garrett: What To Do When There Are No Price Guides

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Establishing the value of a rare coin is one of the basic requirements for being a...
United States 1986 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

United States 1986 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

PCGS MS-69 $70 – $75▲ Annual Rate of Return Since 2014: 3.8% PCGS POP MS-69: 21,697 Population Growth Since 2014: 111.4%▲ (MS69 Population in 2014: 9,788) NGC MS-69 $70 – $75▲ Annual Rate...
The New Orleans Mint: Part 2

The New Orleans Mint: Part 2

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 * * * By 1850, the New Orleans Mint was producing a nearly...
A Brief History of Decimalization Day in the UK

A Brief History of Decimalization Day in the UK

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ..... Seemingly, a 20-second conversation was all it took to undo over 1,000 years of British numismatic tradition. In 1966,...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1922 No D Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1922 No D Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1922 No D Lincoln cent   By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The 1922 No D Lincoln cent has long been popular with...
United States 1926 American Independence Sesquicentennial Commemorative Quarter Eagle

United States 1926 American Independence Sesquicentennial Commemorative Quarter Eagle

Americans of the 1920s seemed so preoccupied with enjoying the present that celebrating the past was destined to take a back seat. Even so,...
Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1880-CC Morgan Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1880-CC Morgan Dollar

This fake is mostly copper, but even if you didn’t know that, there are other red flags   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The 1880-CC Morgan...
What Are Mint State Coins?

What Are Mint State Coins?

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Even if you are relatively new to coin collecting, you probably already know that the value of a coin is...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - Authenticating the 1909-S VDB Cent

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Authenticating the 1909-S VDB Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Altered and counterfeit Coin - 1909-S VDB cents are quite common. Examining several key features can help you...
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), precious metals fraud and crime

CFTC Orders Goldline, A-Mark to Pay Over $1 Million for Fraud

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   On Thursday, September 22, 2022, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an order filing and simultaneously settling charges...
Eight NGC Team Members Named Among Most Influential in Numismatics

Eight NGC Team Members Named Among Most Influential in Numismatics

Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) announces that eight of its experts are included in the latest list of Coin World’s Most Influential People in Numismatics....
Whitman Publishes New Reference by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez: A Guide Book of American Silver Eagles

Whitman Publishes New Reference by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez: A Guide Book of American Silver Eagles

Whitman Publishing announces the upcoming release of A Guide Book of American Silver Eagles, a new reference and history by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez. The 384-page...
The New Orleans Mint: Part 1 - PCGS

The New Orleans Mint: Part 1

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 * * * In this three-part series on the New Orleans Mint, I’ll...
Be Wary of King Charles III “Pretender” Coins Cautions Professional Numismatists Guild

Be Wary of King Charles III “Pretender” Coins Cautions Professional Numismatists Guild

New coins depicting King Charles III are expected to be popular with the public and collectors when The Royal Mint strikes and distributes them,...
A Return to Paris: The American Legion Convention of 1927 and Its Medal

A Return to Paris: The American Legion Convention of 1927 and Its Medal

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   At 1:30 p.m. on September 19, 1927, some 20,000 Americans marched down the streets in Paris, as some million...
Counterfeit Coin Detection - 1850 JB Costa Rica Gold Escudo

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1850 JB Costa Rica Gold Escudo

A missing skirt is among the clues that this coin isn't real   Only 6,167 Costa Rican gold escudos were struck in 1850, making it a...
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in August 2022

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

During the month of August, CAC-approved coins fared well in live auctions in Dallas, Texas and Costa Mesa, California, in addition to performing in...
Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: The Mint in World War II

Foreign Coins Struck by the United States Mint: The Mint in World War II

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   As with during World War I, the United States Mint played a vital role in supporting the Allied powers...
ANS Launches Bactrian Indo-Greek Rulers Online Coin Resource

ANS Launches Bactrian Indo-Greek Rulers Online Coin Resource

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) and the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents at Oxford University are pleased to announce the launch of...
Double-Denominations: Two Coins in One

Double-Denominations: Two Coins in One

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   The mint error type called a “double-denomination” is exactly what the name implies — two different denominations on the...
The Copper Coinage of George III

The Copper Coinage of George III

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Commonly known as the "Mad King" who lost the American colonies, George III was, for most of his reign,...
PCGS Around the World: Coins From the Treasure of Polzévet

PCGS Around the World: Coins From the Treasure of Plozévet

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   In September 2021, the news of a treasure find appeared in many media outlets. For one couple, the dream...
United States 1976-D Lincoln Cent

United States 1976-D Lincoln Cent

1976 was an important year in American Numismatics. The Bicentennial quarter, half dollar and dollar had been released, featuring Jack Ahr's drummer, Seth Huntington's...
Sir Isaac Newton Really Hated Coin Countefeiters... Really!

Sir Isaac Newton Really Hated Coin Countefeiters… Really!

By Everett Millman - Gainesvillecoins.com ......   Contemporary scholarship has introduced a number of new mysteries regarding history's most famous "natural philosopher" (i.e. scientist), Sir Isaac...
China Kirin (1898) Dollar Coins

China Kirin (1898) Dollar Coins

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Kirin province of China boasts more varieties for Chinese machine-struck coinage than any other province. Between silver and...
Jeff Garrett: Do Bullion Prices Still Matter?

Jeff Garrett: Do Bullion Prices Still Matter?

While prices of gold and silver have cooled, the collectible coin market is still on a hot streak   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of September

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

By CoinWeek .....   In this edition of Big Things, we take a look at a variety of events, historical and numismatic, that have taken place at...
Focus on Coins in Early Holders in Heritage Sept. 6 Showcase

Focus on Coins in Early Holders in Heritage Sept. 6 Showcase

Buy the slab, not the coin? Not exactly, but the latest Showcase Auction of US Coins in Early Holders from Heritage Auctions focuses on...