NGC Signs Exclusive Signature Label Deal With Mint Director David J. Ryder

NGC Signs Exclusive Signature Label Deal With Mint Director David J. Ryder

David J. Ryder, who served two times as the 34th and 39th Director of the United States Mint, has agreed to exclusively hand sign...
Ootje Oxenaar - The Art and Application of Banknote Design

Ootje Oxenaar – The Art and Application of Banknote Design

By Phil Arnold for PCGS ......   On a dreary April morning in 1998, I was blearily wandering through the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. I...
Learn Coin Grading Standards From Professionals at FUN Show

Learn Coin Grading Standards From Professionals at FUN Show

Serious coin collectors have an opportunity to learn from professionals during the 67th annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention, January 6-9, 2022. The American...
CAC Opens Education Forum for Members

CAC Opens Education Forum for Members

Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) has launched an educational forum for its members to discuss and learn more about coin collecting. Membership is open to all...
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...
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...
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...
Very Rare NGC-Certified Henry VII Gold Sovereign in Taisei Auction

Very Rare NGC-Certified Henry VII Gold Sovereign in Taisei Auction

An extremely rare Type 2 Henry VII Sovereign hand-struck in gold more than 500 years ago and now certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC)...
The Origin of the Yuan Shih-kai Dollar

The Origin of the Yuan Shih-kai Dollar

Expelling foreign silver coins from China, the Yuan Shih-kai Dollar was a turning point for Chinese coins. During the late Qing Dynasty, foreign currency inside...
Technicolor Coins – How Do We Monetize Eye Appeal?

Technicolor Coins – How Do We Monetize Eye Appeal?

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   What draws our eye to vibrant color? There’s no question color is one of the most important aspects of...
Recently Discovered Finest Known "NE" Massachusetts Shilling Certified by NGC

Recently Discovered Finest Known “NE” Massachusetts Shilling Certified by NGC

The finest known "NE" Massachusetts Shilling, which was recently certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC), is part of a Morton and Eden sale this...
The Walter J. Husak Collection of Large Cents, 1793-1814

The Walter J. Husak Collection of Large Cents, 1793-1814

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Early American Large Cents are some of the most popular and yet most challenging collectibles in numismatics. These hulking...
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...
Mules and Blocks on Bucks: PCGS Certified Paper Money

Mules and Blocks on Bucks: PCGS Certified Paper Money

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ......   It isn’t every day that a United States banknote variety that is currently unlisted in the foremost reference catalog...
Heritage Auctions to Offer Finest Certified 1908 Tai-Ching-Ti-Kuo Dollar

Heritage Auctions to Offer Finest Certified 1908 Tai-Ching-Ti-Kuo Dollar

The upcoming July 7 - 9 Hong Kong Signature Auction from Heritage Auctions features an astounding conditional survivor: a Kuang-hsü Dollar ND (1908) graded...
Jim Bisognani: In Memoriam - A Truly One-of-a-Kind Friend

Jim Bisognani: In Memoriam – A Truly One-of-a-Kind Friend

Keith Zaner was a passionate numismatic collector and former NGC Price Guide analyst who will be greatly missed   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market...
NGC-Certified Russian Coin Realizes Over $500,000 in SINCONA Sale

NGC-Certified Russian Coin Realizes Over $500,000 in SINCONA Sale

A Russian coin led a group of 10 rarities certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) that each realized prices over $100,000 in a pair...

PCGS Around the World – Shanghai – A Pair of Chinese Fantasy Coins

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The area of Chinese numismatics is broad and complex. For a long period of time, some issues were shunned as...
PCGS New World Coin Variety Report November 2021

PCGS New World Coin Variety Report November 2021

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   PCGS has been seeing some fantastic coins recently, including some new discoveries and old favorites. Numismatic headlines were made...
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...
NGC Celebrates 50 Million Coins, Tokens and Medals Certified

NGC Celebrates 50 Million Coins, Tokens and Medals Certified

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has now certified more than 50 million coins, tokens, and medals, becoming the first third-party coin grading service to reach...

1907 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Graded by PCGS Sells for $4.1 Million

Outstanding Example of Rare Gold Coin Graded PCGS PR68   An extraordinary 1907 Saint-Gaudens Ultra High Relief Double Eagle graded PCGS PR68 by Professional Coin Grading...

PCGS Certifies Ultra-Rare 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Gold Coin

Professional Coin Grading Service Grades the Only Legally Obtainable 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, to be Sold by Sotheby’s in June 2021   Professional Coin Grading Service...
Jeff Garrett: Guarantees in the Rare Coin Market

Jeff Garrett: Guarantees in the Rare Coin Market

The 35-year success of authentication and grading has given numismatics peace of mind   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Rare coin certification is...

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

In addition to faring well in internet sales, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Dallas....
Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in September 2021

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

In addition to faring well in internet sales during the month of September, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Los...
PCGS Banknote Grades Rare Series of 1880 “Black Back” $100 Silver Certificate

PCGS Banknote Grades Rare Series of 1880 “Black Back” $100 Silver Certificate

By Cory Williams for PCGS ......   Series 1880 “Black Back” $100 Silver Certificate, PCGS Choice Very Fine 35 PCGS recently graded an exemplary specimen of the...
Thomas Uram Signature Labels Available Exclusively From Bullion Shark

Thomas Uram Signature Labels Available Exclusively From Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Thomas J. Uram, a longtime leader within the numismatic community, has signed an exclusive deal with Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC)...
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...
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...