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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)

Thanksgiving – A New Numismatic Tradition

If it’s not already a tradition, find a way to introduce numismatics this holiday season By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   As this article...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative

Counterfeit coin - 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Half Dollar The relatively crude forgery shows extensive loss of detail throughout. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   In recent years, the...

World Coin Counterfeit Detection – 1825 Bavaria Coronation Thaler

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: US Gold 1892 Half Eagle

Counterfeit Gold Coin -  1892 Half Eagle By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ...... Many counterfeit gold coins originated in the 1960s and '70s in...

Can Social Media Re-Energize the Rare Coin Market?

Meet younger numismatists where they are - on social media By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   While president of the American Numismatic Association...

CoinWeek IQ: INFOCUS – Draped Bust Quarters – 4K Video

 CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com and the industry's leading experts. The rare coin market has peaks and valleys. For astute...

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Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare 1915 Panama-Pacific “Double Set”. The set, one of the rarest and most remarkable items in...

Certified Collectibles Group Appoints Trigometric Sdn. Bhd. Official Submission Center...

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) has appointed Trigometric Sdn. Bhd. an Official Submission Center in Malaysia for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services®...

Budget Coin Collecting: Finding Great Value at Major Sales

Pedigreed rarities for a pittance: Newman IX claims $4.5 million By Jim Bisognani - NGC Contributor ........   A bit of déjà vu for MLB: For the...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Key Date Counterfeit Carson City 1870 Quarter

Counterfeit Carson City 1870 Quarter   By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher  - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ...... The 1870-CC is the key to the Seated Liberty quarter...

World Coin News – NGC Certifies Extremely Rare 1695 Royal 8...

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare 1695 Royal 8 Escudos. Graded NGC MS 65, this coin was struck in Mexico City...
United States Mint American Liberty Silver Medals

Collecting Ideas: Medals Make a Comeback

Modern or vintage, there are plenty of options for collectors By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The United States Mint recently conducted its...

Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1921-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1921-D Half Dollar By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The numerous abrasions were copied from a genuine specimen and will appear on...

NGC-Certified Confederate Half Dollar Sells for Record $960,000

Rare piece leads Heritage’s $3.7 million Newman Part IX live auction Wednesday night An 1861 Confederate Half Dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) led...

What to Do When You Hear: ‘What’s a Buffalo Nickel?’

Suggestions for being a numismatic ambassador, and exploring opportunities in Newman IX By Jim Bisognani - NGC Contributor ........   The other evening, Beth and I were...