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  Volume , Issue 3/06  
 
NGC News
Dropped Letters (The Un-filled Die)
By David J. Camire, President, Numismatic Conservation Services
It is a normal occurrence in the process of minting coins that, over time, some part of the dies may become either partially or fully clogged with debris. The most common form of this debris is a combination of metallic fillings and grease or oil which I will call "metallic dirt."
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Jeff Isaac Joins NGC
Jeff Isaac has joined NGC as a Grading Finalizer and relocated to the Sarasota area. A numismatist with over 25 years of professional experience, Isaac is also widely recognized as one of the premier coin graders in the industry.
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Modern Coin of the Month: The 1988 American Silver Eagle
By Jay Turner, NGC Grader and Attributor
Collectors love big coins and coins struck in precious metal. That explains in part why the American Silver Eagle is so popular with collectors.
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Eye Appeal Adds
What does eye appeal have to do with grading coins? If the top grading services, NGC and PCGS, label a coin with a grade, shouldn't it be the same price no matter what? The answers to these questions are as complex as buying a new car.
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The San Francisco Mint Coins of 1931, Part Two
By David W. Lange, NGC Research Director
The 1931-S nickel is an enormously popular coin with collectors, due to both its very low mintage for a 20th century issue and its relatively high availability in Mint State condition. This fortunate convergence has allowed collectors of moderate means to own a nice, lustrous example of a coin that, in theory, should be almost unobtainable.
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Finest Known NGC Certified Pan-Pac Set to be Displayed
The finest known set of 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition commemorative coins will return to the Bay Area for the first time in 91 years to be exhibited during the Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo.
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Would You Like to be a Guest Writer for the NGC eNewsletter?
NGC seeks to publish informative, well-written, forward-thinking articles and ideas about numismatics.
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NGC Grading On-site at the ANA National Money Show in Atlanta
NGC will offer On-site Grading and Encapsulating at the ANA National Money Show in Atlanta, GA April 6-7. In addition to the $100 and $65 on-site show services normally offered, NGC will also have a $50 On-site Gold Special. NGC will be at tables 817, 818, 820, 822. Please read below for complete details:
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