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  Volume 13, Issue 5 5/14  
 
NGC News
NGC Announces Revised Services and Fees
The updated services and fees are effective May 1 and June 1. New submission forms will be available soon.
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NGC Grades Extremely Rare 1876 Fractional Gold Piece
The 1876 Octagonal California Fractional Gold 25 Cent BG-799GG variety features a reverse that was unknown until 2009.
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NGC Grades Unique 2010 John Lennon Gold 5 Pound
NGC has certified a PF 69 Ultra Cameo gold striking of the Alderney 2010 John Lennon 5 Pound coin.
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NGC Registry News
By Collectors Society
Check out the newest US and world sets added to the NGC Registry.
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Submit Coins to NGC at Long Beach
NGC will be accepting submissions at booth #431 at the Long Beach Expo. Stop by to drop off your coins and chat with our team!
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NGC Accepting Submissions at Whitman Baltimore Expo
Stop by the NGC booth (#1306) at the Whitman Baltimore Expo to drop off your grading submissions.
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NGC Ancients: Egyptian Gold Coinage
By Josh Illingworth, NGC Ancients
This month, NGC Ancients looks at the gold coinage of ancient Egypt.
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Counterfeit Detection: Altered Cameo 1960 Franklin Half Dollar
By Max Spiegel, NGC
A white "frost" was applied to this Franklin Half Dollar to give its elements a cameo appearance.
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USA Coin Album: Our Shrinking Coins
By David W. Lange, NGC Research Director
No, our coins aren’t shrinking in the strictest sense. The dime is still 17.9 mm in diameter, and the quarter retains the 24.3 mm diameter it has possessed since the 1830s. What has shrunk over time are the design features on each coin.
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World Coins: Counterfeit Cuba 1915 Silver Peso
By Jay Turner, NGC Finalizer
While poor-quality counterfeit Cuban peso coins have been produced and sold at flea markets for years, this is the first high-quality counterfeit of the Cuban 1915 Silver Peso we've seen.
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From the NGC Archives: 1858 Copper and Nickel Pattern Cent
The small copper and nickel cent was introduced in 1857 to replace the large, pure copper pieces. It was an immediate success, although its Flying Eagle design did not strike up well.
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Conservation Showcase: 1913 Type 1 Buffalo 5 Cent
Storage in a holder with PVC caused this coin to be covered in a green sludge. Thanks to NCS conservation, the coin was able to grade numerically with NGC.
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Chinese Coins: And the Winner Is…
By Peter Anthony
The China Mints compete with one another to design and strike the Panda coins for each new date.
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Chicago International Coin Fair Auction Results
Sales of ancient coins generated more than $5.25 million at the CICF auction, hosted by Heritage Auctions.
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ANA Announces Coin Recovery from 2007 Museum Theft
An 1863 US Indian Cent Pattern has been recovered seven years after its 2007 theft from the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum. Collectors who may have bought other stolen coins are encouraged to contact the ANA.
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Stack's Bowers Galleries Congratulates Frank Van Valen
Numismatist Frank Van Valen is celebrating 25 years as a Red Book contributor.
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