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  Volume 12, Issue 2 2/13  
 
NGC News
NGC to Host Intro Grading Class at Baltimore Expo
Thanks to all who registered, the NGC Introduction to Grading class offered at the Whitman Baltimore Expo is now full.
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NGC Offers New Label for Greatest Modern Coins
Special label now available for coins included in the second edition of 100 Greatest US Modern Coins.
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Grading On Site at Whitman Baltimore Expo
NGC will offer on-site grading and encapsulation of US coins at the Whitman Baltimore Expo.
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NGC Ancients: After Alexander — Lysimachus, the Thraco-Macedonian King
By Josh Illingworth, NGC Ancients
This month, NGC Ancients looks at the life and coinage of Lysimachus, one of the successors to Alexander (III) the Great.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1896-S Barber Quarter
By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher
The distinctive reed marks on Liberty’s neck help make this fake more recognizable.
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USA Coin Album: Scrapbook Gold
By David W. Lange, NGC Research Director
Any veteran numismatist knows that much of the best information is not to be found in books, but rather in articles and filler stories of a more ephemeral nature.
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NumisMedia Market Report: + Grades Commanding Respect
Dealers use various adjectives to describe coins that are better than average in a grade. These include "premium quality," "superb eye appeal," "sexy" and "flashy," among others and are used to quantify coins that are well above the norm but do not quite make the next grade.
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From the NGC Archives: 1883 Five-Cent Piece Nickel Pattern J-1710, P-1914
1883 was the year that New York City's Brooklyn Bridge, then known as the East River Bridge, was opened to the public.
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World Coins: Singapore
By Jay Turner, NGC World Grader
Scenes of marine life and animals popular with collectors worldwide, and the coins of Singapore fit neatly in many collections.
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Chinese Coins: New Shoots From Old Roots
By Peter Anthony
2012 was an exciting year for Chinese Pandas. Here is a review of the medals and special issues.
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Amazing Cud Error With Matching Die Steel Revealed
By Tom DeLorey
"When he showed me both the coin with the cud and the matching piece of die steel, I was amazed!"
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United States Mint Proof Set
The 2013 United States Mint Proof Set is scheduled for release on March 28, 2013.
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Heritage Auctions Records Best Year To Date In 2012
US coins remain the core of Heritage's business, with a record nearly $218.7 million in sales in 2012.
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