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  Volume 10, Issue 2 2/11  
 
NGC News
NGC Certifies Significant Carson City Variety
This newly discovered Carson City variety bears a tripled reverse die.
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New Whitman Book Explores America's 100 Greatest Modern Coins
100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, by Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett, takes the reader on a guided tour of circulating, bullion and commemorative issues.
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Counterfeiters Expand Their Wares to Varieties
Counterfeiters produce Indian Cent variety, while there is no genuine cent of that date with matching characteristics.
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Submitting Your Coins for Grading – A Quick Refresher
Securely seal your package(s) with reinforced shipping tape to prevent tampering while en route.
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Another Platinum Eagle Frosting Error Surfaces
The word FREEDOM is frosted instead of brilliantly polished.
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NGC Grading US Coins On-site at ANA National Money Show
NGC will offer grading and Details Grading of US coins*, as well as encapsulation in our state-of-the-art holder. All coins submitted for on-site grading will be evaluated for Plus Designation at time of grading.
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NGC Ancients: Civic Badges on Greek Coins
By David Vagi, Director of Ancients
This month, Dave Vagi discusses Greek coinage.
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Counterfeit Detection: Stock Reverses - Counterfeit Indian Half Eagles
By Max Speigel, Numismatic Researcher
NGC receives countless fakes struck from stock dies.
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USA Coin Album: Some Older Numismatic Books of Interest – Part Two
By David W. Lange, NGC Research Director
Last month David began a study of his favorite books on United States coinage that were published more than ten years ago and may not be known to the current generation of collectors. His survey continues with additional titles relating to the history of United States coins and the persons who played a role in their legislation and manufacture.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Year of the Plus
Judging by the trades at this past FUN Show, the theme for this year looks to be rarity, eye appeal, CAC and the + designation.
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From the NGC Archives: 1908 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
Bela Lyon Pratt designed and sculpted this coin type, which was minted from 1908 through 1915 and again 1925-29.
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Hotels Reaching Capacity for ANA National Money Show in Sacramento
Attendees are encouraged to book accommodations as soon as possible.
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United States Mint Announces 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs
Eight new designs for the 2011 First Spouse Gold Coins have been released.
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Rediscover Gold at the ANA Sacramento National Money Show, March 17-19
The show features some of the world’s most valuable and historical coins and paper money, and a recently discovered 100-ounce gold nugget, in addition to educational opportunities for all ages and interests.
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