Coin Grading - AU or BU: Understanding the Difference

Coin Grading – AU or BU: Understanding the Difference

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek .....   Coin grading practices are based on common sense aided by experience. In many instances, the difference between two...
For the Love of Coin Collecting

For the Love of Coin Collecting

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Like many of my fellow numismatists, I have always been fascinated by classic U.S. commemorative coins. My first commemorative...

Coin Grading – PCGS Authenticates First Known 1878-S Specimen Morgan Dollar

In 2018, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) authenticated and certified the only known Specimen Morgan dollar - 1878-S Morgan dollar. The VAM 58 variety is...
PVC Damage on World Coins – What It Is & How to Avoid It

PVC Damage on World Coins – What It Is & How to Avoid It

By Lance Tchor - Founder and Co-President, WINGS® Coins LLC ......   PVC and coins don’t mix Otherwise known as polyvinylchloride, PVC is found in many different...
Grading Coins

Jeff Garrett: The Art of Submitting Rare Coins for Grading

Here's an in-depth guide on how to submit your coins to NGC in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible   By Jeff Garrett for NGC...

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,...
Mysterious “E”, “L” Counterstamps on Capped Bust Quarters Intrigue Numismatists

Mysterious “E”, “L” Counterstamps on Capped Bust Quarters Intrigue Numismatists

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   There are many unusual varieties among early United States Federal-era coinage, but perhaps few are as mysterious as some...
Blanchard: The Beauty and Appeal of Toned Coins

Blanchard: The Beauty and Appeal of Toned Coins

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager, Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   In the many years that I've been in this market, one of my...
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...
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,...
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 &...

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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
Group of NGC-Certified Massachusetts Coins Realizes Over $2.9 Million

Group of NGC-Certified Massachusetts Coins Realizes Over $2.9 Million

A group of 128 rare Massachusetts Colonial coins, nearly all certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC), has realized over $2.9 million in a Heritage Auctions...
Noteworthy Notes: A New Discovery Receives a Freidberg Number

Noteworthy Notes: A New Discovery Receives a Freidberg Number

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ......   “Friedberg” is one of the most preeminent names in all of American numismatics — one that is practically synonymous...
PCGS Certifies 2021 American Eagle at Dusk and at Dawn 35th Anniversary Bullion Coins

PCGS Certifies 2021 American Eagle at Dusk and at Dawn 35th Anniversary Bullion Coins

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is collaborating with Stack’s Bowers Galleries to encapsulate a select number of 2021 American Eagle silver and gold coins...
Stack's Bowers Offers Dusk and Dawn Eagles Certified by NGC

Stack’s Bowers Offers Dusk and Dawn Eagles Certified by NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) is proud to have certified 1,000 American Gold Eagles and American Silver Eagles from a historic transition in the coins'...
PCGS Certifies Coins From Legendary Harry W. Bass Collection

PCGS Certifies Coins From Legendary Harry W. Bass Collection

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is partnering with Heritage Auctions to certify one of the most famous coin collections assembled in the last 50...
Double-Struck Mint Errors

Double-Struck Mint Errors

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   A very popular mint error type is the double-strike. It is dramatic in appearance and easily understood. Some of...
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in July 2022

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

During the month of July, CAC-approved coins fared well in live auctions in Dallas and Las Vegas, in addition to performing in many internet...
Freshly-Stickered CAC Coins in Stack’s Bowers Summer Auction

Freshly-Stickered CAC Coins in Stack’s Bowers Summer Auction

Stack's Bowers Galleries is delighted to present a selection of freshly-approved CAC coins in our Summer 2022 Global Showcase Auction. Each of these received...
Jeff Garrett: 1836 Reeded Edge Half Dollars

Jeff Garrett: 1836 Reeded Edge Half Dollars

Advanced technology led to the production of these scarce coins   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   One of the more interesting kinds of...
Rainbow-Toned Morgan Dollars

Rainbow-Toned Morgan Dollars

By Kyle Clifford Knapp for PCGS ......   An 1881-S Morgan Dollar graded PCGS MS67+ and bearing a price guide value of $1,100 realized $19,387 USD....