Posted on 6/10/2011

NGC is recognized for consistent, accurate grading.

Because of this NGC graded coins are readily accepted by authorized NGC member/dealers as well as other dealers across America and around the world.

NGC is the official grading service of the American Numismatic Association.

American Numismatic Association

The selection and endorsement of America's only official coin collecting organization chartered by Congress is another assurance of the integrity and quality of NGC. NGC has been the official grading service of the ANA since 1995 and has been the only grading service ever to hold that distinction.

Professional Numismatists Guild

NGC is the official grading service of The Professional Numismatists Guild. The PNG is an organization comprised of the world's top rare coin experts. The addition of the PNG’s endorsement gives NGC a stamp of approval from one of the most recognized and respected organizations in the rare coin hobby, representing the dealer community.

Choose the NGC grading tier that best fits you.

NGC has many flexible grading tiers from which to choose, from our industry-first Economy service to our WalkThrough service, as well as our GoldRush, and Trade Show On-site grading tiers.

NGC Certification guarantees your coin's authenticity.

Coins graded by NGC are guaranteed to be authentic.

NGC encapsulated coins are securely protected

Encapsulated coins

Our leading security measures, including our industry-first security hologram, bar code and coin identification number, make insurance protection and cataloging easy. Our innovative EdgeView holder design is also currently the most reliable means of safe storage for your coins. Using inert plastics and sulfur-free paper, it has been tested and proven to provide an effective barrier from corrosive gases and moisture. This holder is identical to the one now used by the Smithsonian to house some of its most important coins.

NGC VarietyPlus attributes major variety coins.

Silver Dollars

One of the valuable services offered by NGC is the attribution of coin varieties. By varieties, we mean coins which differ from their basic design type in some distinctive way and are thus differentiated by collectors. Thousands of varieties have been photographed and cataloged in reference books, making them highly collectable. Now your variety coins gain all the advantages of NGC grading and authentication when you choose VarietyPlus in addition to any grading tier.

NGC recognized varieties:

  • All varieties listed in VarietyPlus (complete catalog available online)
  • Most Cherrypicker varieties by FS numbers
  • Half cents by Cohen numbers
  • Large cents by Sheldon (1793-1814) and Newcomb (1816-57) numbers
  • Half dimes (1794-1837) by Logan-McCloskey numbers
  • Dimes (1796-1837) by John Reich numbers
  • Quarter dollars (1796-1838) by Browning numbers
  • Half dollars (1794-1836) by Overton numbers
  • Silver dollars (1794-1804) by Bowers-Borckardt and Bolender numbers
  • Selected silver dollars (1878-1935) by VAM numbers (limited to 8TF, 7/8TF, TOP-100, HOT-50, and HIT LIST-40 varieties, as well as only those others listed on VarietyPlus)

For a complete and specific listing of varieties recognized under the VarietyPlus Service, please visit the VarietyPlus section of this website.

NGC is the leader in grading World Coins.

Not only was NGC the first to grade world coins, but we also have one of the top US authorities on world coinage, recognized expert Ken Krah.

NGC is the only major certification company to grade Ancient Coins.

NGC grades and attributes most coins struck in the Western world from the origins of coinage through c. AD 500, as well as coins of the Byzantine Empire (AD 491-1453). Read more about the NGC Ancients Program.

NGC Photo Proof

Unique PHOTO PROOF® service by NGC showcases your coins

NGC's unique PHOTO PROOF service is an extremely high quality, digitally photographed presentation piece and historical summary that allows you to showcase your finest coins to friends, family and associates while the coins remain safely protected in your bank's vault.

Recognized leader and innovator in collector and professional services.

NGC has long been recognized as the innovative industry leader in grading, collector services and courteous professional customer service. Virtually all of the important innovations to third-party grading within the past decade were initiated by NGC.

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