An Emergency Coin From a Country That No Longer Exists

An Emergency Coin From a Country That No Longer Exists

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Emergency issues are often prized coins in numismatics. Generally, these coins are made in times of desperation and withdrawn...
What Do You Call Those Lines or Grooves on the Edge or Side of a Coin?

What Do You Call Those Lines or Grooves on the Edge or Side of...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   So often questions concerning the edges of United States dimes, quarters, half dollars, dollar coins, and other pieces come...
Coin Grading Service Special Labels in the Postmodern Era

Coin Grading Service Special Labels in the Postmodern Era

By David Schwager for CoinWeek .....   Buy the coin, not the slab. This is wise guidance, and a prudent collector needs to do more than read...
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...
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...
The 1889 Silver Coins of the Kwangtung Mint, China

The 1889 Silver Coins of the Kwangtung Mint, China

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The story of numismatics in China is a protracted and complex subject with a depth of millennia. For the machine-struck...
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...

Bags in the Basement: Quantity Over Quality

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Some coin deals are more memorable than others. Most deals are “one and done”, and you go on to...
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...
PCGS Encapsulates Legendary 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

PCGS Encapsulates Legendary 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

The world’s most valuable coin was sold by Sotheby’s in June 2021 for nearly $19 million   The 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, which broke an all-time...
NGC Ancients - Coinage of Larissa

NGC Ancients – Coinage of Larissa

Coins of the Greek city of Larissa are among the most beautiful of the ancient world   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   Located in central Greece,...
Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part Three - Gold Coins

Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part Three – Gold Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In parts one and two of my series on collecting Carson City coinage, I discussed all of the small...
Legend Rare Coin Auctions to Sell Perfection Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars

Legend Rare Coin Auctions to Sell Perfection Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars

Current # 2 PCGS Registry Set is a magnificent date run of GEM PCGS/CAC coins with an average grade of 65.478   Legend Rare Coin Auctions...
Error Coin Highlights From PCGS for August 2021 - Hong Kong 1975 $5 Clipped Planchet Error PCGS MS64

Error Coin Highlights From PCGS for August 2021

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   One of the highlights of being a grader is seeing some truly amazing coins. This is especially true with...
The Washington Quarter Made Coin Collecting a Household Pursuit

The Washington Quarter Made Coin Collecting a Household Pursuit

By Mark Ferguson for PCGS ......   Most Americans living today have known only the Washington Quarter as our 25-cent coin. You’d have to be in...
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...
1851-O $20.00 PCGS MS62, as photographed for Doug Winter's Gold Coins of the New Orleans Mint book

Availability of CAC New Orleans Double Eagles in MS62 and Higher

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   In my experience, any double eagle from New Orleans is very rare in properly graded MS62 and...
NGC to Reveal Lost Treasure From SS Central America

NGC to Reveal Lost Treasure From SS Central America

On February 14, 2022, NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Company) will reveal 123 coins recovered from the SS Central America shipwreck, now certified and preserved for...
PCGS Reclassifies Early American Fugio Cent as Regular-Issue Federal Coin

PCGS Reclassifies Early American Fugio Cent as Regular-Issue Federal Coin

Professional Coin Grading Service announces its official redesignation of the popular early Federal-era copper coin   The Fugio Cent has long been one of the most...
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in October 2021

Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in October 2021

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of October, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Dallas...
Six United States Coins That Honor the Statue of Liberty

Six United States Coins That Honor the Statue of Liberty

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The Statue of Liberty is one of the most iconic of all American landmarks, having been given to the...
Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built - Part 2

Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built – Part 2

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In part one of this series, I discussed the early European explorers who, despite numerous attempts, never located any...
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”,...
The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service - ANACS

The History of the First Third-Party Coin Grading Service – ANACS

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek.com ....   Many collectors nowadays are afraid to buy any coin not already graded and encapsulated by a third-party grading service...
1902 $10 Red Seal – Palo Alto, California, First National Bank Charter #7069, PCGS VF20. Image courtesy PCGS.

Noteworthy Notes: New 1902 $10 Palo Alto Banknote Discovered

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ......   There’s an old saying that still readily applies in the real estate market: “Three things matter when determining the...
Russia 1845 СПБ 6 Rubles – Ex Hutten-Czapski and Mikhailovich Collections – PCGS PR65DCAM

An Extremely Rare Platinum Russian Coin Graded by PCGS

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Russia 1845 СПБ 6 Rubles – Ex Hutten-Czapski and Mikhailovich Collections – PCGS PR65DCAM For Russian numismatics, there are many...
Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built - Part 3

Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built – Part 3

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In parts one and two of my four-part series, I detailed the early European explorers who failed in their...
PMG Announces Seven Million Notes Certified

PMG Announces Seven Million Notes Certified

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) is excited to announce a major milestone: seven million banknotes certified. With this achievement, PMG maintains the title of being...
Priceless: The Prototype NGC Black Holder and Other Early NGC Holders

Priceless: The Prototype NGC Black Holder and Other Early NGC Holders

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for CoinWeek ......   “Buy the coin, not the holder” is common advice from Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and other professional...
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in January 2022

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

In addition to faring well in internet sales during the month of January, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Dallas...