NGC Introduction to Grading Class at Philadelphia Expo

Posted by NGC Collectors Society on 8/6/2013

The Introduction to Grading class will be held on September 21, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Register today!

NGC will conduct an Introduction to Grading class on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Whitman Philadelphia Expo. The cost for the class is $149 to the first 20 paid NGC Collectors Society members (new attendees only) who register. Lunch will be provided. Classroom space is provided courtesy of the Whitman Expo.

John Schuch, II, NGC Grader

The son of a coin dealer, John grew up around coins. He started working summers for his father at the age of 15, bird-dogging coins for dealers. After high school, he worked full time for his father's business. At 20, John enlisted in the Army and served for four years. After leaving the Army, he decided to pursue numismatics as his career. He joined NGC in 2004 and has worked as a grader for 9 years, rising up the ranks advancing his knowledge and passion for rare coins.

Introduction to Grading will cover a variety of important grading topics including proper lighting, the subtleties of About Uncirculated versus Mint State, counterfeit detection, the differences between strike versus wear and the key attributes commonly considered to constitute positive eye appeal.

The class will be taught by NGC grader John Schuch, II. John joined NGC in 2004 and has worked as a grader for 9 years, advancing his knowledge and passion for rare coins. He has taught numerous grading classes at the American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar.

The class is limited to 20 students and is available to paid NGC Collectors Society members on a first-come basis. New attendees only. Advance registration is required. Click here to register. Enter code: grading921 and press the "Proceed" button. You will receive an email with payment instructions.

If the class is full, email class@ngccoin.com to be added to a Wait List. You will be contacted if space becomes available.