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When NGC was founded in 1987, it heralded the introduction of a new standard of integrity in coin grading. From the beginning NGC focused on only one objective, a standard of consistent and accurate grading.

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As NGC has grown to become the leader in third-party grading services, we have maintained a steadfast and uncompromising commitment to this standard. The knowledge, integrity and dedication of NGC’s team of numismatic professionals ensures you a level of grading consistency unparalleled among grading services. This record of consistency, built over the years, has helped to foster greater stability throughout the rare coin marketplace.

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NGC 30th Anniversary Video

6/21/2017

The video highlights some of the company’s achievements, including its international expansion

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has released a video to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Founded in 1987, NGC has been committed to accuracy, consistency and integrity. These principles have led NGC to become the world’s largest third-party coin grading service with more than 37 million coins certified.

The NGC 30th Anniversary Video highlights some of the company’s achievements, including its international expansion. NGC now grades coins full-time at its offices in the United States and China and operates Official Submission Centers in China, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Japan.

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Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)

Coins – The Long Beach Auction, Just What the Doctor Ordered

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Coin Market Opinion – Garrett: There Has Never Been a Better...

At the current prices for Morgan Dollars and Double Eagles, it's much easier to assemble a respectable collection By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...

Coin Collecting Strategies – One Way to Pay for an...

Coin Collecting Strategies - A middle-class path to completing a series in a few years Coin Collecting Strategies By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...

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The Certified Collectibles Group ® (CCG®) is excited to announce that it will open an office in London in April. The new location will accept...

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NGC Ancients – Roman Provincial Coin Portraits

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Counterfeit Detection – Oregon Trail Commemorative Silver Half Dollar

Counterfeit Oregon Trail commemorative silver half dollar  - A closer look reveals plenty of problems on this coin's surfaces By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The Oregon...

Modern Chinese Coins – The Panda Coin That Nobody Knew

The 2017 China International Collection Expo Silver Panda coin proves hard to find By Peter Anthony  - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation .......   There are Panda coins that...

In Coin Collecting, Numismatic Knowledge is Power

Numismatic Knowledge - Know what you want to acquire, and then keep an eye out for the right price! By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty...
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Paper Money – PMG Grades 2.5 Million Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is proud to announce that it has become the first third-party grading service to certify 2.5 million Certified Banknotes. Founded in...

CoinWeek IQ 360 – Collecting Silver Dollars by Design Type VR

 CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com and the industry's leading experts on Collecting Silver Dollars. Charles Morgan sits down with nationally-known...

Buy the Holder, Not the Coin – 10 Certification Slabs to...

By David Schwager for CoinWeek .....   “We Buy Rare Plastic” I haven’t seen this sign outside of a coin shop yet, but the right holder can...

The 1901 Pan-American Exposition in the “Rainbow City”

1901 Pan-American Exposition and The “Rainbow City" — the assassination that took place there & new coins and medals By 1900, the United States had...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1802 Draped Bust Silver Dollar

Counterfeit 1802 Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse Silver Dollar   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   This spurious 1802 dollar is a good...

NGC-Graded Coin, PMG-Certified Notes Top FUN Auctions

A Stella, certified by NGC, sells for $750,000, while a gold certificate, certified by PMG, sells for $600,000 A U.S. coin certified by NGC and...