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NGC Submissions of the 2014 US Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

9/18/2014 - Special NGC pedigree for the US Mint's Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Sets
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NGC Grades Second "No P" 1987 China Gold 5 Yuan Panda

9/16/2014 - In 1987 China struck Gold 5 Yuan Pandas with three mintmarks: P, Y and S. NGC has recently graded a second example of a Proof Yuan Panda with a missing mintmark.
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NGC Accepting Submissions at the PNG New York Invitational

9/16/2014 - NGC will be accepting submissions at booths #40–42 (8th floor) at the PNG New York Invitational. Stop by to drop off your coins!
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NGC Registry Awards 2014: New Rules Regarding Obscured Sets

9/10/2014 - Every year, NGC awards the top Competitive Sets and Custom Sets in the NGC Registry. To qualify, your sets must be registered by 5 p.m. ET on December 3. Winners will be announced January 9, 2015.
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NGC Retro Holder Program Is Back by Popular Demand!

9/9/2014 - NGC's popular black Retro Holder will be available for select US coins from October 1 to December 31 while supplies last.
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Labor Day Holiday

8/29/2014 -
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NGC Introduction to Grading Class at Whitman Winter Expo

8/22/2014 - NGC will be offering its popular Introduction to Grading class at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo on Saturday, November 1. Register today!
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Chinese Coins: 5-star Pandas

8/21/2014 - A group of Panda coins display the five-star symbol of the People’s Republic of China on the obverse.
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NCS Conservation Showcase: 1936 Norfolk 50-cent Piece

8/19/2014 - PVC coin holders are not intended for long-term storage and often leave residues on coins. And these residues aren't just unattractive — they can be destructive.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

8/19/2014 - The design details on this counterfeit Seated Liberty Dime are soft, especially at Liberty’s head, the Phrygian cap and the shield on the obverse.
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NGC Registry News

8/19/2014 - Check out the latest US and world sets added to the NGC Registry.
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Submit Coins to NGC at Long Beach

8/19/2014 - 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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USA Coin Album: The Coins of 1916 — Part 2

8/19/2014 - “Please forward without delay five pairs of dime dies of the old design to Denver and to SF Mint.” This was the instruction of US Mint Director F. J. H. von Engelken to Philadelphia Mint Superintendent Adam Joyce in September 1916, when the new dime type scheduled to debut that year was not ready for coining.
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NGC Author / Research Director Wins Award

8/12/2014 - The Numismatic Literary Guild presented NGC Research Director David W. Lange with the James L. Miller Memorial Award.
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NGC Executives Receive Prestigious Awards from PNG

8/5/2014 - Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of the Certified Collectibles Group, and Rick Montgomery, president of NGC, were honored with two significant awards at the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) banquet, Monday, August 4.
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NGC Grades 2014 Silver Pandas with Hand-signed Label

8/1/2014 - NGC has encapsulated 2014 Silver 10 Yuan Panda coins with special certification labels that were individually hand-signed by Rocky Zhao, the coin’s designer.
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NGC to Display Eckfeldt Family Archive Selections at ANA

7/31/2014 - NGC will display three medals and an 1803 Eagle certified by NGC as well as several Presidentially signed appointments from the Eckfeldt Family Archives at the ANA World's Fair of Money in Chicago, August 5-9, 2014.
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NGC Grades Newman Collection Part V

7/30/2014 - The Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society has enlisted NGC to certify Part V of the Newman Collection, which includes five significant 1792 Washington pieces.
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World Coins: Margarita Island (Venezuela) 1810 4 Maravedis Coins

7/17/2014 - NGC recently certified four rare Margarita Island (Venezuela) 1810 4 Maravedis coins. The coins have been graded VF 35, Fine 12, VG 10 and VG 8.
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NGC at the ANA World's Fair of Money in Chicago

7/16/2014 - Phenomenal coins will be on display at NGC's booth during the convention, in addition to on-site grading, expert consultations and more.
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Chinese Coins: The Call of Chinese Coins

7/16/2014 - The Chinese lunar coins were introduced in 1981 and were first minted in both silver and gold.
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NGC Registry News

7/15/2014 - New world sets and numerous slots have been added to the NGC Registry.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1903-S Morgan Dollar

7/15/2014 - The raised lumps and lines on this 1903-S Morgan Dollar are signs of counterfeit production.
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Expert to Consult at NGC Booth

7/15/2014 - Renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free collector consultations at the NGC tables during the ANA World's Fair of Money in Rosemont.
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USA Coin Album: The Coins of 1916 — Part 1

7/15/2014 - Certain years in United States coinage stick out for their historic significance — or just the sheer variety of coins produced.
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New Whitman Book on America’s Greatest Modern Coins

7/7/2014 - The third edition of 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins is now available.
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Fourth of July

7/3/2014 - Have a safe and happy fourth of July.
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New Labels for Kennedy Anniversary Commemoratives

7/3/2014 - The recently announced Kennedy Half Dollar 50th anniversary coins will receive a special large-size NGC label when submitted for encapsulation.
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NGC-graded Ancient Coins Headline Chicago ANA Sale

6/30/2014 - The August 8 Heritage Auctions event features NGC-certified ancient coins from the Lexington Collection.
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Submit Your Coins to NGC at FUN

6/30/2014 - NGC will be accepting on-site grading submissions on Thursday, July 10. Stop by the NGC booth to drop off your coins.
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NGC Shanghai On-site Grading

6/26/2014 - Submit Your Coins for NGC On-Site Grading in China
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Message from PNG to Member-Dealers

6/19/2014 - The threat of Operation Choke Point is very real, and Robert Brueggman has a message of protection for all PNG member-dealers.
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World Coins: Counterfeit China Chihli Year 34 (1908) L&M-465 Silver Dollar

6/13/2014 - Multiple dies of a counterfeit coin may exist to deceive unsuspecting buyers.
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NGC Registry News

6/10/2014 - The NGC Registry continues to grow. Check out the newest sets.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1914-S Lincoln Cent

6/10/2014 - NGC graders identified a recently submitted fake 1914-S cent as a slightly above-average copy.
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Chinese Coins: It’s a Panda, Panda, Panda World!

6/10/2014 - With more than 600 different Panda coins and many other varieties, Chinese coins tempt collectors of all levels.
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USA Coin Album: A Sense of Style

6/10/2014 - One of the differences I’ve long observed between United States coins and other artworks produced in this country is that our coins rarely display text fonts reflecting contemporary styles.
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Obscured Sets in the NGC Registry

6/5/2014 - In an effort to provide the best experience for NGC Registry participants, we have modified the treatment of obscured sets in the Registry.
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Memorial Day

5/22/2014 -
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Submit Coins to NGC at Long Beach

5/21/2014 - 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-certified Eric P. Newman Part IV Realizes $11 Million

5/20/2014 - The 1776 Silver Continental Dollar, graded NGC MS 63, sold for $1,410,000 — nearly triple the previous auction record for a Continental Dollar.
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World Coins: Counterfeit Cuba 1915 Silver Peso

5/19/2014 - 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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NGC Ancients: Egyptian Gold Coinage

5/19/2014 - This month, NGC Ancients looks at the gold coinage of ancient Egypt.
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Counterfeit Detection: Altered Cameo 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

5/16/2014 - A white "frost" was applied to this Franklin Half Dollar to give its elements a cameo appearance.
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NGC Grades Extremely Rare 1876 Fractional Gold Piece

5/13/2014 - 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

5/13/2014 - NGC has certified a PF 69 Ultra Cameo gold striking of the Alderney 2010 John Lennon 5 Pound coin.
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USA Coin Album: Our Shrinking Coins

5/13/2014 - 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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NGC Announces Revised Services and Fees

4/29/2014 - The updated services and fees are effective May 1 and June 1. New submission forms will be available soon.
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Early April Not Taxing On World Coins - Pair of Auctions Reel In Over $20 Million!

4/17/2014 - NGC World Certified Rarities Attract Spotlight. 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Issues Remain Hot Property. 75th Central States Convention On Deck.
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World Coins: Counterfeit China East Hopei 1937 Chiao

4/15/2014 - Repeating contact marks are a clue that this China East Hopei 1937 Chiao is counterfeit.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1872 Seated Liberty Dollar

4/15/2014 - Rough texture and minuscule raised dots within the recesses are clues that this 1872 Seated Liberty Dollar is a counterfeit.
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NGC Grades 30 Millionth Coin

4/15/2014 - Over the last four years, NGC has graded more than 10 million coins, and in the process, became the first certification service to break the 20-, 25- and 30-million-coins-graded barriers.
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USA Coin Album: Top 10 Things to Look for at a Coin Show — Revisited

4/15/2014 - A little over 20 years ago, my column in The Numismatist took a whimsical look at 10 sights most likely to be witnessed at a typical midsize or large coin show — but the hobby has changed quite a bit since that time. I thought it would be interesting to see how much of what I wrote then is still relevant, so let’s go to the coin show …
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NGC Accepting Submissions at Central States Convention

4/14/2014 - Submit your coins at the NGC booth during the Central States Convention in Schaumburg, IL.
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South African Coins to Be Auctioned by Dix Noonan Webb

4/1/2014 - The Robert Bakewell Collection of South African coins, which covers the years 1892–2012, contains many extremely rare coins of unparalleled quality.
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NGC Accepting Submissions at CICF

3/27/2014 - Drop off your NGC submissions at CICF.
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NGC Encapsulates National Numismatic Collection

3/25/2014 - The Smithsonian Institution has again enlisted NGC to preserve the National Numismatic Collection. NGC previously encapsulated the collection's top 200 US coins, and has now been commissioned to encapsulate 100 international coins.
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NGC Grades Benchmark Collection of Australian Coins

3/24/2014 - Graded by NGC, the Benchmark Collection, stands as the most significant set of Australian pre-decimal coinage ever assembled.
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NGC Ancients: Dimitriadis Collection of Roman Gold Coins

3/19/2014 - The NGC-certified Dimitriadis Collection features some extremely rare Roman gold coins, including several finest known examples struck circa 100 B.C.–500 A.D.
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NGC Registry News

3/18/2014 - 2014 is off with a bang, already seeing lots of activity in the NGC Registry.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel

3/18/2014 - Key diagnostics are lacking on a recently submitted counterfeit 1937-D 3-Legged Nickel.
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General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

3/18/2014 - Mark Duff of Strand Coins in Sydney, Australia, provides an overview of the variety attributions for the "Benchmark Collection of Australian Pre-Decimal Coins"
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Submit Your Coins and Notes at the Hong Kong Coin Show

3/13/2014 - NGC, NCS and PMG will be accepting submissions at the Hong Kong Coin Show April 4–6.
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NGC Grading On-site at Whitman Expo

3/11/2014 - Stop by booth #1953 at the Whitman Baltimore Expo, March 27–28, to drop off your submissions for on-site grading and encapsulation.
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Stack's Bowers Unveils Great American Coin Hoard

3/10/2014 - The collection of more than 1 million coins will be an ongoing part of upcoming Stack's Bowers Galleries auctions. Initial estimates value the coins at $15–20 million.
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US Mint Resumes Minting One-Ounce American Eagle Platinum Bullion

3/9/2014 - Product available for sale to Authorized Purchasers beginning March 10.
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NGC Introduction to Grading Class at Central States

3/5/2014 - NGC will be offering its popular Introduction to Grading class at the Central States Convention. The class will be hosted on April 26, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Register today!
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Catalog Available for Baldwin's Hong Kong Coin Auction

2/27/2014 - The 56th Baldwin's Hong Kong Coin Auction includes Far Eastern coins, world coins, medals and bank notes.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1928 Peace Dollar

2/18/2014 - Since so many counterfeit 1928 Peace Dollars are, in fact, altered 1923 coins, it is particularly useful to know the diagnostics that are seen on legitimate examples.
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NGC Ancients: “Greek” Coinage of the Ancient World — Part 1

2/18/2014 - In the first article of this two-part series, NGC Ancients examines the Greek influence on coinage of ancient Eastern civilizations.
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Submit World Coins for Special NGC Labels

2/17/2014 - Submit your Australia, Canada, Panda and Lunar coins for new special NGC certification labels and the Early Releases and First Releases designations.
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NGC Grades Newman Colonials

2/13/2014 - NGC has certified the Eric P. Newman Collection Part IV, which includes a truly spectacular 1652 New England "NE" sixpence and a silver 1776 "EG FECIT" Continental Dollar.
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NGC Recognizes Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties

2/12/2014 - The NGC VarietyPlus service will recognize Liberty Seated Dime varieties listed in the online reference by researcher Gerry Fortin. Such varieties will receive an F-number attribution on their NGC certification label.
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GreatCollections Added to NGC Auction Central

2/10/2014 - NGC's free online auction research tool now includes GreatCollections auctions.
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Heritage Auctions to Sell The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of Rare Coins

2/7/2014 - Eugene H. Gardner's current collection is widely considered by numismatic experts to be among the finest collections of silver coinage ever assembled.
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NGC Accepting Submissions at ANA

2/3/2014 - Drop off your NGC grading submissions at the ANA National Money Show.
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Stack's Bowers Galleries Americana Sales

2/3/2014 - Stack's Bowers Galleries Americana Sale to be held February 5-6 in New York City.
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NGC Ancients: Recovering a Lost Pedigree

1/29/2014 - While grading a Celtic silver tetradrachm, NGC Ancients uncovers a lost pedigree.
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NGC Certifies One of Australia's Most Important Coins

1/23/2014 - The 1852 Adelaide 5 Pound is one of only seven surviving examples. The coin headlines the St. James's Auctions sale to be held March 5 in London.
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NGC-certified Eric P. Newman Part III Realizes $6.1 Million

1/22/2014 - Highlights include the Austria 1612 Salzburg 14 Ducats, graded NGC AU 58, and the NGC MS 66 Germany 1674 Emden City Leopold I Two Taler.
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NGC Introduction to Grading Class

1/21/2014 - NGC will be offering its popular Introduction to Grading class on March 29, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Register today!
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NGC Expands Star Designation to World Coins

1/21/2014 - Beginning February 1, world coins will be eligible to receive the coveted NGC Star Designation.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1883 Half Dollar

1/21/2014 - A counterfeit 1883 half dollar features a large number of raised lumps in the fields and throughout the design elements.
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USA Coin Album: Coins of the 1950s — Part 5

1/21/2014 - Among the many coins minted in this decade, the quarter dollars are particularly interesting.
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2014 Collectors Society Luncheon at FUN

1/17/2014 - The annual Collectors Society Luncheon for Registry and Message Board participants was held at the FUN Show on Saturday, January 11.
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NGC, NCS and PMG Open Hong Kong Submission Center

1/17/2014 - Submit your coins and currency to NGC, NCS and PMG at the recently opened Hong Kong submission center.
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NGC-certified Trio Brings $9,870,000 at FUN

1/15/2014 - 2014 has already seen astounding auction results for NGC-certified coins.
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NGC Accepting Submissions at Long Beach Expo

1/15/2014 - Stop by the NGC table in Long Beach to drop off your regular grading submissions.
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2013 NGC Registry Award Winners

1/10/2014 - We applaud everyone for their individual accomplishments in each and every set, and thank all of the members who make the Collectors Society the vibrant community it is today.
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A Letter from Mark Salzberg

1/6/2014 - The Chairman of the Certified Collectibles Group thanks supporters and comments on last year's successes
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New Year's Hours

12/30/2013 -
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NGC Accepting Submission at New York International Numismatic Convention

12/27/2013 - Stop by the NGC table at the NY International show to drop off your regular grading submissions.
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Holiday Hours

12/23/2013 -
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NGC Offers Canada Label

12/20/2013 - NGC's Canada label available for 1970-date Royal Canadian Mint coins.
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Expert to Consult at NGC Booth

12/18/2013 - Renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free collector consultations at the NGC tables during the FUN Show in Orlando.
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NGC Offers Bilingual Labels for Chinese New Year

12/17/2013 - NGC has created special Chinese/English labels for Chinese New Year
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NGC Grading On-site at FUN

12/16/2013 - NGC will offer on-site grading and encapsulation of US coins at the FUN Show in January.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1800 Draped Bust Dime

12/16/2013 - Spurious 1800 Draped Bust Dimes are now starting to be seen more often.
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NGC Ancients: A Brief Survey of Roman Gold — Part 3

12/16/2013 - This month, NGC Ancients concludes a study of the evolution of Roman gold coinage.
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Chinese Coins: 1995 Peking Opera Coins

12/13/2013 - The Peking Opera was first featured on a Chinese coin in the 1995 Chinese Traditional Culture Set.
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NGC to Exhibit Panama-Pacific Exposition Pattern Dollars at FUN 2014

12/12/2013 - The group of nine coins on display at the NGC booth in Orlando represents the entire certified population of pattern Panama-Pacific dollars.
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NGC to Display No. 1 Set of Proof Seated Liberty Dimes

12/12/2013 - The 49er Collection, the No. 1 NGC Registry set of Proof Seated Liberty Dimes, will be displayed at the FUN Show in January.
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Collecting by Sheldon Variety

12/11/2013 - The Mervis Collection and a new NGC Registry set option showcase one of the greatest challenges in US numismatics.
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Chinese Coins: NGC Educational Seminar in Shanghai

12/10/2013 - Chinese 1992 1-kilogram gold Inventions and Discoveries coins were on display at NGC's educational seminar in Shanghai.
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World Coins: Counterfeit British India 1888 Calcutta Gold Mohur

12/10/2013 - This counterfeit British India Gold Mohur was produced using the transfer die method.
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USA Coin Album: Coins of the 1950s — Part 4

12/10/2013 - The dime is perhaps the least interesting denomination of all 1950s coinage, but it does have its own stories.
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Chinese Coins: 2012 Peking Opera Mask

12/5/2013 - Peking Opera is a breathtakingly diverse art form.
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Highlights in 2013 Champion Winter Online Auction

12/3/2013 - Champion's 2013 winter auction features two Chinese 1992 Compass and Seismograph gold kilo coins, among other rarities.
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CCG Opens Shanghai Office

11/26/2013 - CCG has opened a Shanghai office to serve the rapidly expanding market for NGC, NCS and PMG in China.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

11/26/2013 -
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World Coins: Counterfeit Republic of China 1912 Sun Yat-Sen Silver Dollar

11/25/2013 - This counterfeit China 1912 Sun Yat-Sen Silver Dollar was made using a transfer die method.
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Chinese Coins: 2013 Huangshan Mountain Coins

11/21/2013 - The China 2013 Mt. Huangshan commemorative coins are outstanding examples of high relief style coins.
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NGC-Certified Eric P. Newman Part II Tops $23 Million

11/19/2013 - The top lot in Newman Part II was a phenomenal 1796 Quarter graded NGC MS 67 that sold for $1,527,500
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NGC Ancients featured on Pawn Stars

11/19/2013 - NGC Ancients recently authenticated an ancient Byzantine gold coin that had been purchased by the History Channel's Pawn Stars tv show.
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NGC Launches Elizabeth Jones Signature Series Label

11/15/2013 - Jones was the first and only woman to serve as chief sculptor and engraver. During her tenure, she oversaw the introduction of the American Silver and Gold Eagles, as well as the resumption of the US commemorative coin series.
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NGC Adds Variety Attribution Tutorial to Website

11/14/2013 - The variety attribution tutorial on NGC's website describes different classes of die varieties and how to distinguish them.
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NGC Expands Plus () Designation to US Modern Coins

11/13/2013 - US Modern coins are now eligible for NGC's Plus Designation, making the modern coin grading scale more nuanced.
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NGC Accepting Submissions in Houston

11/12/2013 - Stop by the NGC table at the Money Show of the Southwest to drop off your regular grading submissions.
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NGC Offers Holiday Label

11/12/2013 - NGC's Holiday Label is available to Collectors Society members.
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NGC Ancients: A Survey of Roman Gold — Part 2

11/12/2013 - This month, NGC Ancients continues to examine the evolution of Roman gold through the centuries.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1904 Double Eagle

11/12/2013 - This counterfeit 1904 Double Eagle specimen exhibits relatively sharp design details, and its composition is virtually identical to that of a legitimate specimen.
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NGC Registry News

11/12/2013 - The countdown is on! Excitement is building for our annual NGC Registry Awards.
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USA Coin Album: Coins of the 1950s — Part 3

11/12/2013 - This decade started with a bang, as far as nickels were concerned. These days, there is often a long delay in getting the Mint to release its monthly production figures — but in 1950, this information was published regularly in The Numismatist and its closest rival, The Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine.
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Numismatist Profile: John L. Schuch II

11/6/2013 - The NGC grader was recently profiled in the ANA's The Numismatist.
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Chinese Coins: BeiDou Satellite Coins

11/5/2013 - Gold and silver commemorative coins were issued for the BeiDou navigation system.
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NGC Shanghai Educational Seminar and On-site Grading

10/30/2013 - NGC, NCS and PMG have opened a submission center in Shanghai and will be hosting a celebratory educational seminar and on-site grading.
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NGC Certifies Eric P. Newman World Coins

10/28/2013 - NGC has graded Part III of the Eric P. Newman Collection. The Newman world coin selections are remarkably diverse, with pieces from 92 countries representing more than 1,200 years of history.
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NGC Certifies First 2014 Chinese Silver Panda Coins

10/17/2013 - It is believed that only 200 of the first 2014 Chinese Panda Silver 10 Yuan coins were released at an invitation-only ceremony.
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NGC Certifies Extremely Rare Proof 1801 Bust Dollar

10/16/2013 - The Proof 1801 Bust Dollar certified by NGC has an impressive provenance that dates to the 1870s.
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NGC, NCS and PMG Witness Strong Demand at Korea and China Shows

10/15/2013 - Collectors and dealers were excited to take advantage of show grading specials at the Korea Money Fair and Beijing International Coin Exposition.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1861 Type 2 Quarter Eagle

10/15/2013 - Raised lumps of metal and lack of detail are red flags on this 1861 Type 2 Quarter Eagle.
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World Coins: Counterfeit China Manchukuo 1934 5 Li

10/15/2013 - China Manchukuo 1934 5 Li coins have two different varieties and, lately, we've observed counterfeits for both.
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NGC Ancients: A Survey of Roman Gold — Part 1

10/15/2013 - This month, NGC Ancients examines the evolution of Roman gold coins from the end of the Republic to the fourth century.
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NGC Grading On-site in Baltimore

10/15/2013 - NGC is accepting regular submissions at the Whitman Baltimore Expo. On-site grading has been cancelled due to equipment problems.
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USA Coin Album: Coins of the 1950s — Part 2

10/15/2013 - Last month, David revealed some of the conditions that led to such poor quality coins being struck by the US Mints during the 1950s. This time, he’ll describe some of the issues associated with specific cents from those years.
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Lange’s Coin Album Book Now Available

10/4/2013 - David W. Lange’s new book, Coin Collecting Albums – A Complete History & Catalog Volume One: The National Coin Album & Related Products of Beistle, Raymond & Meghrig, is now in stock and ready for purchase.
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NGC Registry Awards 2013

9/30/2013 - Every year, NGC awards the top Competitive Sets and Custom Sets in the NGC Registry. To qualify, your sets must be registered by 5 p.m. EST on Dec. 2, 2013. Winners will be announced Jan. 10, 2014.
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NGC Graded Tacasyl Collection Sets World Records

9/25/2013 - The Tacasyl Collection of Magnificent United States Proof Gold Coins represents a nearly complete type set of every major US gold design issued in Proof between 1836 and 1915. The entire collection is graded by NGC and was sold by Bonhams on September 23 in Los Angeles.
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Stack's Bowers and Ponterio Realizes over $9.8 Million in Chicago

9/23/2013 - US and World Sales Combine to Total More than $46 Million!
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USA Coin Album: Coins of the 1950s — Part One

9/19/2013 - Collectors attempting to assemble high-grade sets of US coins from the 1950s are keenly aware of the difficulty in finding sharply struck examples.
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Counterfeit Detection: Forged 1885-CC Morgan Dollar in a Fake GSA Holder

9/18/2013 - At first glance, the counterfeit GSA holder looks similar to a genuine one. The fake 1885-CC Morgan Dollar, however, is far more obvious.
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NGC Submissions of the 2013 US Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

9/16/2013 - Special NGC pedigree for the US Mint's Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Sets
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NGC Certifies New 1837 Half Dollar Variety

9/11/2013 - NGC certifies a previously unknown variety of 1837 Half Dollar.
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NGC Ancients: The Restoration Issue of Trajan Decius

9/11/2013 - This month, NGC Ancients looks at a special issue of silver double-denarii under the emperor Trajan Decius.
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Chinese Coins: Platinum Pandas

9/11/2013 - Platinum Panda coins have low mintages as well as low survival rates.
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Royal Canadian Mint Releases Superman Coins

9/9/2013 - The Royal Canadian Mint has released seven new coins to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Superman.
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Offices Closed for Labor Day

8/30/2013 -
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NGC Opens New Location in Germany

8/28/2013 - The new Munich office is an efficient, cost-effective location from which to serve dealers and collectors throughout the EU.
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USA Coin Album: Transitional Pairs — Conclusion

8/28/2013 - David's study of different coin types struck in the same year concludes this month with several popular 20th-century issues.
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Thos. H. Law English Gold Coins

8/22/2013 - Thos. H. Law English Gold Coins Deliver Beyond Expectations In The Stack's Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World's Fair of Money
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Pre-publication Offer for National Coin Album Book

8/20/2013 - David W. Lange's new book explores the world of coin collecting albums. For a limited time, the book is available for a special pre-publication price.
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NGC Grader Spots Rare Morgan Dollar Variety

8/20/2013 - A recent bulk submission included a rare San Francisco 1921 Morgan Dollar hidden among nearly 1,000 other Morgan Dollars.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1892 Half Eagle

8/16/2013 - Many counterfeit US gold coins originated in the 1960s and 1970s in the Middle East.
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NGC Expands Guarantee to Cover GSA Morgan Dollars

8/14/2013 - NGC-certified GSA Morgan Dollars will be covered by the standard NGC Coin Grading Guarantee
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NGC Grades Important Australian “Mule”

8/13/2013 - With about 10 examples known, the halfpenny mule is one of the rarest and most desirable of Australian coins.
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NGC Ancients: Coinage of the Persian (Achaemenid) Empire

8/13/2013 - This month, NGC Ancients examines some of the first coinage of the ancient world.
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NGC Retro Holder Available for 2013 American Buffalo 1-ounce Gold Reverse Proof

8/8/2013 - Select the black NGC Retro Holder with the Buffalo label when you submit your 2013 American Buffalo 1-ounce Gold Reverse Proof coins. **See Note About ANA Sales Below** The NGC Retro Holder promotion ends December 31, 2013.
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NGC Introduction to Grading Class at Philadelphia Expo

8/6/2013 - The Introduction to Grading class will be held on September 21, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Register today!
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Server Maintenance Causing Interruption in Some Website Functions

8/2/2013 -
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NGC Certifies Part Two of the Eric P. Newman Collection

7/31/2013 - NGC has graded and encapsulated the highly anticipated second installation of the coin collection assembled by noted numismatic writer and researcher Eric P. Newman. Heritage Auctions has designated the week of Nov. 11-16, 2013, as "Newman Week in New York City" to honor the legacy of esteemed numismatic researcher, author and collector Eric P. Newman, culminating on the days of Nov. 15 and 16, with the second eagerly anticipated offering of numismatic rarities from Newman's legendary collection.
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NGC Certifies Early Half Dollar Rarity

7/24/2013 - NGC has certified an example of the very rare 1806 half dollar variety Overton-127a.
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NGC Registry Releases “Circulated Coins Only” Category

7/22/2013 - The NGC Registry now includes a Circulated Coins Only category for coins graded AU 58 and below.
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NGC Recognizes “Spitting Eagle” 1983-P Quarters

7/22/2013 - NGC will attribute the “Spitting Eagle” variety of 1983-P Washington Quarters.
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Counterfeit Detection: Genuine 1878-CC Double Eagle with Unusual Diagnostics

7/22/2013 - One particularly unusual diagnostic is called a “die gouge” – a sometimes large, errant raised line that is not part of a coin’s design.
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Expert to Consult at NGC Booth

7/19/2013 - Renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free consultations to collectors at the NGC tables during the World's Fair of Money in Chicago.
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NGC Grading On-site in Chicago

7/19/2013 - NGC will offer on-site grading and encapsulation of US coins at the ANA World's Fair of Money.
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NGC Ancients: An Ancient Overstrike

7/19/2013 - This month, NGC Ancients highlights a silver stater of Locri Epizephyrii.
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World Coins: Gold and Silver Panda Party

7/17/2013 - The 1991 10,000 Yuan Gold Panda weighs 5,000 grams and is the elephant of the series.
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Error Coins: Canadian 2013 Bald Eagle Silver $20 Coin

7/17/2013 - This Canadian 2013 Bald Eagle $20 coin was struck without the edge lettering.
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USA Coin Album: Transitional Pairs — Part Five

7/16/2013 - David's study of transitional pairs, coins of the same denomination and date struck with different designs, shifts this month to 20th-century issues. The first 40 years of the past century were rich in overlapping coin types, including some of the most popular designs sought by collectors.
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NGC Hires Irma Kane as New West Coast Account Representative

7/8/2013 - Irma Kane joins NGC as an account representative, primarily working with NGC Authorized Dealers on the West Coast.
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Fourth of July Holiday

7/3/2013 -
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NGC at Summer FUN

6/24/2013 - Stop by the NGC table at Summer FUN to drop off your regular grading submissions.
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Counterfeit Detection: Spark-erosion 1874 Three Cent Nickel Die Trial

6/21/2013 - Three Cent nickels were struck in 75% copper and 25% nickel with a silver-gray color, but the coin submitted to NGC appeared to be made entirely out of copper.
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NGC Ancients: A New Roman Coin Type Discovered

6/18/2013 - NGC Ancients certifies a previously unknown Hadrian denarius.
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NGC Encapsulates Medallions for Gold and Silver Pawn Shop

6/17/2013 - NGC holders medallion for pawn shop from History's Pawn Stars
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Forbes Article Highlights NGC's Expert Authentication of Coins

6/12/2013 - NGC is mentioned in a recent article in Forbes magazine.
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USA Coin Album: Transitional Pairs — Part Four

6/12/2013 - David's look at transitional pairs — coins of the same denomination struck with different designs in a single year — continues this month. Strictly speaking, the standard silver dollar of 412.5 grains and the trade dollar of 420 grains are unrelated coin issues, but most collectors don’t make this distinction.
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World Coins: Counterfeit Sovereigns

6/11/2013 - A popular series for counterfeiters has always been sovereign coins.
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Grade Summary Feature Added to NGC Coin Explorer

6/11/2013 - NGC Coin Explorer's newest feature allows visitors to scroll through a summary of the NGC Coin Price Guide, NGC Census, auction prices realized and Registry scores for each grade.
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NGC Hires Keith Zaner to Serve as Price Guide Analyst

6/11/2013 - Keith will serve as pricing analyst for NGC's popular online value guides.
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Richard (Dick) G. Doty, 1942-2013

6/7/2013 - [NGC had the great privilege of collaborating with Dr. Dick Doty on several recent National Numismatic Collection projects, including Legendary Coins & Currency and Stories on Money. He was a central figure in their success. Over many years he served to propel the role and visibility of the Collection, not only within academic circles but to our industry more generally. We share with you this appreciation of his life and accomplishments.]
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NGC Discovers Extremely Rare Dime

6/4/2013 - 1802 JR-1 variety dime graded by NGC is only the second known example.
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NGC Accepting Submissions at Baltimore Expo

6/3/2013 - NGC will be accepting submissions for all regular service levels at the Whitman Baltimore Expo.
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Memorial Day

5/24/2013 -
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NGC Ancients: An Empire in Crisis

5/14/2013 - This month, NGC Ancients examines the politics and coinage of the Roman Empire during the late 3rd Century AD.
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NGC-certified Newman Collection Rarities Realize Top Dollar at Heritage Auction

5/14/2013 - NGC-certified selections from the remarkable collection of Eric P. Newman, one of the greatest numismatists of all time, recently hit the auction block.
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World Coin Counterfeits: South Africa 1895 Gold ½ Pond

5/14/2013 - South African coinage has been in high demand for several years and new counterfeits are starting to appear on the market.
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World Coins: Colombia “Stonecutter” Gold 2-1/2 peso and 5 peso

5/14/2013 - Two coins that can sometimes be found for gold value are Colombia “stonecutter” gold 2-1/2 peso and 5 peso pieces.
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1837 Half Dollar Struck in a Broad Collar

5/14/2013 - A unique coin resulting from a failed experimental process was recently submitted for grading.
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Counterfeit Detection: Early American Coppers

5/14/2013 - These recently produced fakes do not resemble any legitimate 19th century coin.
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NGC Introduction to Grading Class at Baltimore Expo

5/9/2013 - Seats are still available for the NGC Introduction to Grading class at the Whitman Baltimore Expo. The class will run June 22, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Register today!
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NGC Label for 2013 American Silver Eagle West Point Set

5/7/2013 - Coins from the 2013 American Silver Eagle West Point Two-Coin set will receive our special NGC West Point label and pedigree. Special submission instructions apply. Please see the submission instructions below.
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People Profiles: Mark Salzberg

5/1/2013 - Passion for Coins Turns Into a Successful Career.
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NGC Security Image Archive Now Includes 7 Million Coins

4/30/2013 - The NGC security images show the obverse and reverse of a coin in its NGC holder immediately after encapsulation
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NGC鉴定防伪留档图库照片达到700万枚钱币

4/30/2013 - 引言:NGC安全图库将显示出被鉴定钱币包含鉴定和在内的钱币正反面图片。
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NGC Accepting Submissions at ANA National Money Show

4/29/2013 - NGC will be accepting submissions for all regular service levels at the ANA National Money Show in New Orleans.
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NGC Ancients: Exaggerated Portraits on Roman Coinage

4/24/2013 - This month, NGC Ancients examines portraiture on coinage.
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CCG Websites Offline This Sunday Afternoon for Server Upgrade

4/19/2013 - The Certified Collectibles Group (NGC, NCS, PMG, CGC, CCS and Collectors Society) will be upgrading its web servers in an effort to provide the fastest and most robust websites to collectors and dealers.
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USA Coin Album: Transitional Pairs — Part Two

4/19/2013 - Mint Director Robert M. Patterson couldn’t wait until 1838 to debut Christian Gobrecht’s handsome seated figure of Liberty as adapted from England’s traditional image of Britannia.
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From the Grading Room: 1767-A French Colonies Copper Sou

4/17/2013 - This wonderful coin graded MS 63 BN is the first uncirculated, non-counterstamped example certified by NGC.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1795 Half Dime

4/16/2013 - Counterfeit half dimes are not particularly common, but NGC graders recently identified a fake 1795 half dime submission.
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World Coins: Great Britain 1953 Coronation Crown

4/16/2013 - The Great Britain coin carries the 1 Crown denomination, and depicts the queen on horseback.
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Numismedia Market Report: Pop Reports Crucial for Investors

4/16/2013 - Predicting the near- or long-term direction of other investment markets can be a huge risk in this economy, to say the least. However, the rare coin market has achieved such respect as of late that many financial analysts consider it to be one of today's most — if not the most — secure areas to invest disposable income.
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South African Mandela Coins: Mint State, Prooflike and Proof

4/16/2013 - The South African 2000 Mandela Commemorative 5 Rand is an example of a coin with a designation change.
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NGC's Eric P. Newman Collection Image Gallery

4/10/2013 - The Eric P. Newman image gallery features a number of important, high-grade rarities.
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NGC US Coin Price Guide Adds Values for Plus (+) Grades

4/8/2013 - NGC US Coin Price Guide now features values for plus grades.
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Bulk Submission Rates Now Available for Collectors Society Elite Members

4/1/2013 - A new benefit has been added for Collectors Society Elite members: bulk submission privileges.
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批量送评价格已经对高级会员开放

4/1/2013 - 引言:一种新的福利目前已经对高级会员开放:批量送评服务。
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Stack's Bowers Galleries to Host Special NGC Grading Event

3/28/2013 - Get free NGC grading when you consign to an upcoming Stack's Bowers auction!
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NGC Accepting Submissions at Central States

3/27/2013 - NGC will be accepting submissions for all regular service levels at the Central States 75th Anniversary Convention.
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NGC Instructors at ANA Summer Seminar

3/25/2013 - Numismatists from NGC will present several courses at this year’s ANA Summer Seminar.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1895-O Barber Dime

3/22/2013 - A fuzzy, porous appearance and misshapen date helped idenitfy this 1895-O Barber Dime as a counterfeit.
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Spectacular NGC-certified Error Coin Gallery

3/14/2013 - The Stack's Bowers March 2013 Baltimore Auction features 22 outstanding error coins, all certified by NGC. A new gallery on the NGC website features these exciting coins.
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From the Grading Room: 1870 Judd-814 Pattern Half Dime

3/13/2013 - NGC has graded this remarkable coin PF 64 Cameo. It is the first and only Judd-814 pattern to be certified by a third-party grading company.
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NGC Ancients: Caligula

3/12/2013 - This month, NGC Ancients examines the rule and coinage of Caligula.
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Numismedia Market Report: Modern Rarities Holding Value

3/12/2013 - The values for the majority of the modern bullion coins follow the market for their respective metals, especially the lower graded coins.
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USA Coin Album: Transitional Pairs — Part One

3/12/2013 - In recent decades, it has been the US Mint’s practice to make a clean break between coin designs for each denomination.
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NGC Announces New Submission Forms, Revised Services and Fees

3/5/2013 - Updates are effective April 1, 2013, and include new submission fees for both US and world coins.
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NGC Certifies Important Newman Rarities

2/22/2013 - The selection of coins features a number of important, high-grade rarities, but the most memorable is Newman’s stunning 1852 Humbert $10 Territorial Gold Piece.
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NGC Certifies Unstruck Planchet for 1793 Half Cents

2/20/2013 - This previously unknown unstruck planchet for 1793 Half Cents displays a perfectly lettered edge.
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USA Coin Album: Scrapbook Gold

2/18/2013 - 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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Counterfeit Detection: 1896-S Barber Quarter

2/15/2013 - The distinctive reed marks on Liberty’s neck help make this fake more recognizable.
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Chinese Coins: New Shoots From Old Roots

2/15/2013 - 2012 was an exciting year for Chinese Pandas. Here is a review of the medals and special issues.
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NGC Offers New Label for Greatest Modern Coins

2/12/2013 - Special label now available for coins included in the second edition of 100 Greatest US Modern Coins.
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World Coins: Singapore

2/12/2013 - Scenes of marine life and animals popular with collectors worldwide, and the coins of Singapore fit neatly in many collections.
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NGC Ancients: After Alexander — Lysimachus, the Thraco-Macedonian King

2/12/2013 - 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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NumisMedia Market Report: + Grades Commanding Respect

2/12/2013 - 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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The History of the US Mint’s Buffalo Coins

2/11/2013 - It’s no secret that 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the beloved Buffalo Nickel. But do you know the history of the coin?
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NGC to Host Intro Grading Class at Baltimore Expo

1/30/2013 - Thanks to all who registered, the NGC Introduction to Grading class offered at the Whitman Baltimore Expo is now full.
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New NGC Label and Pedigree for Canada's First Gold Coins

1/28/2013 - Canada's first gold coins from the Royal Canadian Mint will receive a special NGC label and pedigree. See submission instructions for more details.
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USA Coin Album: Liberty Head Nickels — Part Two

1/25/2013 - In this month's column, David looks at the remaining issues from 1884 through 1912.
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NGC Accepting Submissions at Long Beach Expo

1/24/2013 - NGC will be accepting submissions for all regular service levels at the Long Beach Expo.
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Jury Finds In Favor of NGC

1/20/2013 -
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12 Important Polish Gold Coins Offered At Auction

1/16/2013 - Twelve NGC-certified 19th-century Polish coins will be offered in the Feb. 4 St. James's Auctions.
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NGC Ancients: The Flavian Dynasty

1/15/2013 - This month, NGC examines the coinage and times of the Flavian dynasty, which held power in Rome during the years AD 69–96.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1908-S Indian Head Cent

1/15/2013 - The grading room was recently presented with a 1908-S Indian Head Cent for certification.
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Heritage Auctions Integrates with NGC Coin Explorer

1/15/2013 - Heritage Auctions is linking to the popular NGC Coin Explorer, an online resource for US coins.
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World Coins: Swiss 1994 Devil’s Bridge Commemorative

1/15/2013 - A Swiss commemorative coin captures a folk legend, a structure and the devil all at once.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Vasquez Rocks Collection Intrigues Gold Dollar Collectors

1/15/2013 - It is not very often that we get the opportunity to write about the sale of a major collection of a particular series. Typically, sales of remarkable collections occur in a fast-paced auction format where bidders compete for every lot.
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2012 NGC Registry Award Winners

1/11/2013 - We applaud everyone for their individual accomplishments in each and every set, and thank all of the members who make the Collectors Society the vibrant community it is today.
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NGC World Coin Update

1/8/2013 - NGC Vice President Ken Krah provides an update on the world coin department.
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A Letter from Mark Salzberg

1/3/2013 - NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg reflects on NGC's last 25 years and his own career in numismatics.
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NGC to Exhibit the #1 NGC Registry Set: Kamin Collection of Liberty Head Nickels at FUN

1/2/2013 - The Kamin Collection, the #1 NGC Registry Set of Liberty Head Nickels, will be displayed at the FUN Show in January.
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Happy Holidays from NGC

12/20/2012 -
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World Coins: Timor

12/19/2012 - The coins of Portuguese colonial Timor are heavily collected.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1922-S and 1923-S Peace Dollars

12/18/2012 - The same reverse die was used to strike these two counterfeits.
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NGC Ancients: Caesar and Brutus — A Brief Survey

12/17/2012 - Explore the coinage of Caesar and Brutus in this month's Ancients article.
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NGC Grading On-site at FUN

12/17/2012 - NGC will offer on-site grading and encapsulation of US coins at FUN.
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NGC Recognizes 1984 Chinese Pagoda Medals

12/12/2012 - 1984 Chinese Pagoda medals are now eligible for NGC certification.
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NGC to Exhibit Arthur L. Gowman Collection, No. 1 Ranked Roosevelt Dime Registry Set at the 2013 FUN Show

12/12/2012 - The Arthur L. Gowman Collection, a complete set of vividly toned, high-grade, NGC-certified Roosevelt dimes (1946–1964), will be displayed by NGC during the FUN Show this January.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Serious Gold Collectors Only

12/11/2012 - Nearly everybody collects some sort of gold, whether it is jewelry, bullion, or US gold coins. But not everyone has the knowledge and wherewithal to compete for and collect early US gold coins.
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Expert to Consult at NGC Booth

12/11/2012 - Renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free consultations to collectors at the NGC tables during the FUN Convention.
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USA Coin Album: Liberty Head Nickels — Part One

12/11/2012 - The year 2012 marks a century since the last Liberty Head nickels were coined for circulation, and this anniversary seems like a fitting occasion to take a look at this popular coin series.
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CCG Hires Peter Anthony as Consultant

12/10/2012 - Peter will serve as an analyst for NGC’s Chinese Modern Coin Price Guide, as well as a consultant on Chinese modern coins.
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USA Coin Album: Coin Ghosts of Christmas Past

12/3/2012 - Because the holiday season is rapidly approaching, I’ll finally break precedent and do something I've never done before — write a holiday-themed column.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

11/21/2012 -
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Counterfeit Detection: 1882 Three Dollar Gold Piece

11/20/2012 - On the Omega three dollar coins, the counterfeiter’s signature can be seen within the loop of the R in LIBERTY.
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NGC to Recognize Frosted and Mirrored Bamboo on 2003 Gold Chinese Pandas

11/13/2012 - NGC expands VarietyPlus program to include frosted bamboo and mirrored bamboo for the gold 20-Yuan and 100-Yuan Chinese Panda coins.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Best-Kept Secret – 1879 to 1890 Seated Halves

11/13/2012 - There are many ways to collect coins, such as complete sets of Indian and Lincoln cents, Buffalo nickels, Washington quarters, Walking Liberty halves and, of course, highly favored silver dollars. Some of these sets are quite difficult to complete because of the extreme rarity of one or two coins — like the 1894 S Barber Dime.
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NGC Accepting Submissions at Houston Money Show

11/13/2012 - NGC will be accepting submissions for all regular service levels at the Houston Money Show.
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PVC Contamination on Modern Chinese Coins and the NCS Solution

11/9/2012 - Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) can safely remove PVC residue.
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NGC Attends the 2012 Beijing International Coin Expo

11/7/2012 - At the Beijing show, more than 90% of the certified coins were graded by NGC.
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NGC Ancients: Silver Tetradrachms of Azes and the Enduring Legacy of Alexander the Great

11/6/2012 - Demand for “exotic” ancient coins has increased sharply in the last decade. One especially popular type is a silver tetradrachm of the Indo-Scythian King Azes. Samples of this coin and a variety of other ancient coins are being featured in a special eBay event.
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Have Your Coins Graded On-site at Whitman Baltimore

11/2/2012 - NGC will offer on-site grading of US coins at the Whitman Baltimore Expo. All coins submitted for on-site grading will be evaluated for Plus Designation at time of grading.
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NGC, NCS and PMG at the 2012 Korea Money Fair

11/1/2012 - Collectors and dealers expressed a strong preference for NGC® and PMG® certification in Korea.
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Heritage's Dallas Auctions Top $28 Million

10/30/2012 - An 1792 pattern disme, struck in copper and graded NGC Proof 62 Brown, was the top-selling lot in the auction when it hammered for $587,500.
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Numismatica Genevensis VII

10/25/2012 - Hundreds of high-quality ancient, world, Islamic and US coins will be offered in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 27-28 at the seventh auction of Numismatica Genevensis SA.
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Civil War Tokens Added to NGC Census

10/17/2012 - Patriotic tokens, store cards, and sutler tokens are now included in the online NGC Census.
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How to Submit Coins to NGC

10/16/2012 - Read these helpful tips and step-by-step instructions for submitting your coins to NGC.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1880 Shield Nickel

10/16/2012 - Even with only a quick glance, a number of problems with this counterfeit Shield Nickel are obvious.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Dollar Hoards Spawn Interest and Premiums

10/16/2012 - Silver dollars have long been a mainstay in the coin business and are likely the most collected US coin. Over the last 50 years, many hoards have hit the market, fueling interest and attracting masses of new collectors.
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NGC Ancients: Carthaginians Borrowed Sicilian Coin Designs

10/16/2012 - Collectors are especially fond of these Carthaginian war coins, which are generically termed “Siculo-Punic.”
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USA Coin Album: Scrapbook Gold

10/16/2012 - This month, David summarizes some of the best numismatic articles he has saved over the years.
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Convert NGC Registry Custom Sets to Public View

9/26/2012 - Follow these easy instructions to make your private Custom Sets public.
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NGC Registry Awards 2012

9/24/2012 - Every year, NGC awards the top Competitive Sets and Custom Sets in the NGC Registry. To qualify, your sets must be registered by 5 p.m. EST on Dec. 3, 2012. Winners will be announced Jan. 11, 2013.
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NGC Supplements Authenticity Study of 1934 Peace Dollars

9/18/2012 - Additional examples with peculiar die features are found.
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NGC Grading On-site at ANA National Money Show

9/18/2012 - Visit the NGC booth Oct. 18–19 for grading and encapsulation services.
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Heritage Auctions: Nearly $20 Million In Rare Coins Sold In Long Beach

9/17/2012 - Long Beach auction highlights include NGC-certified rare US early proof coinage.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1921-D Half Dollar

9/13/2012 - The numerous abrasions were copied from a genuine specimen and will appear on all other counterfeits made from this pair of dies.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Auctions Produce ‘New’ Values

9/11/2012 - Between the Heritage Auction and the Stack’s Bowers Sale in Philadelphia, there were over 100 coins that brought $100,000 or more, while at least 110 coins sold for between $50,000 and $100,000. The two auctions realized a combined total of over $68 million.
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NGC Now Assigning Plus Designation to GSA Morgan Dollars

9/11/2012 - NGC will now consider all Morgan dollars in GSA holders for its Plus Designation.
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From the Grading Room: Ireland 1938 Penny

9/11/2012 - A rare Ireland 1938 Penny was recently certified by NGC.
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Introducing the NGC Retro Holder - *Program Expanded*

9/11/2012 - Limited edition — coming October 2012! Due to popular demand the program has been expanded to Half Ounce $25 Gold Eagles, Half Ounce $50 Platinum Eagles and First Spouse Gold $10s. This program ends December 31, 2012.
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NGC Ancients: Transitional Portraits on Roman Coins in the Third Century A.D.

9/11/2012 - This month, NGC Ancients explores the history and numismatic portraiture of the early third century A.D.
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USA Coin Album: Grandpa, What’s a Coin?

9/11/2012 - Have coins become nearly irrelevant to the modern economy?
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CGC Grades 2 Million Comic Books

9/4/2012 - Submission numbers continue to rise as CGC celebrates a major milestone.
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Labor Day Holiday

8/31/2012 -
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Making American History Coin & Currency Set - Submission Instructions

8/17/2012 - The coin from the Making American History Coin and Currency Set will receive the NGC San Francisco label. Please see the special submission instructions below.
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NGC-Certified Coins Command Attention at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

8/17/2012 - Several NGC-certified Chinese rarities will be featured at the Stack's Bowers and Ponterio's 2012 Hong Kong auction.
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NGC Accepting Submissions at Long Beach

8/15/2012 - NGC will be accepting submissions for all regular service levels at Long Beach.
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NGC® Recognizes Reeded Edge Half Varieties

8/15/2012 - New book prompts renewed popularity in short-lived Reeded Edge Half series.
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NGC Ancients: Shekels and Half-Shekels of Tyre - A Brief Survey

8/14/2012 - This month, NGC Ancients examines the silver Shekels and Half-Shekels of Tyre, some of the most recognizable coins of the ancient world.
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World Coins: Panama 1904 2-1/2 Centesimos

8/14/2012 - The Panama 1904 2-1/2 Centesimos weighed in at 1.25 grams and measured a tiny 10 millimeters.
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Counterfeit Detection: Australia 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Dollar

8/14/2012 - The popularity of lunar coins has grown of late, making the coins an excellent target for counterfeiters.
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Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York Grading Event with NGC

8/14/2012 - Special NGC grading event will be held at Stack's Bowers Galleries New York City offices September 12-14, 2012. Get FREE NGC grading when you consign to Stack's Bowers Baltimore or N.Y.I.N.C. auctions.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Battle Born CC Collection to Highlight Stack’s Bowers ANA Sale

8/14/2012 - There have been many legendary auctions over the past 40 years, but few have had the influence that the upcoming ANA Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction will have on the price structure of Carson City coins.
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USA Coin Album: The San Francisco Mint Coinage of 1923, Part Three

8/14/2012 - A post-war recession hovered over the opening years of the 1920s, and the many millions of coins produced during 1916-20 left large numbers idle in Treasury vaults for some time.
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NGC Releases First Mobile App: NGC Coin Details

8/8/2012 - NGC Coin Details combines the best of NGC's research suite into one mobile app.
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US Mint and BEP to Participate in the ANA's 2012 World's Fair of Money

8/3/2012 - The United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will share booth 104 to mark the 150th anniversary of BEP and the 220th anniversary of the United States Mint.
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NGC Announces Spectacular Exhibits at the 2012 ANA’s World’s Fair of Money

7/30/2012 - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC®) Announces Upcoming Display of Brasher Doubloon and Others at ANA’s World’s Fair of Money
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Stack's Bowers and Ponterio To Offer Over 2,000 Lots as Official ANA Auctioneer

7/20/2012 - The sale will feature coins from the Demarete Collection, the Madeleine Collection, and much more.
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A New Way to View the NGC Registry

7/19/2012 - Our newest enhancement to the NGC Registry allows members to customize their view and elect to participate in an exclusive NGC environment.
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Expert Consults at World's Fair of Money

7/16/2012 - Renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free consultations to collectors at the NGC tables during the ANA World's Fair of Money in Philadelphia on August 8 and 9, 2012.
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NGC Grading On-site at ANA World's Fair of Money

7/16/2012 - NGC will offer on-site grading of US coins at the ANA World's Fair of Money. All coins submitted for on-site grading will be evaluated for Plus Designation at time of grading.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1875 Indian Head Cent

7/13/2012 - Many Chinese counterfeits are made from dies that are not directly copied from genuine examples, so much of the details are incorrect.
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NGC Ancients: The Ancient Olympic Games

7/10/2012 - This month, NGC Ancients examines the history and coinage of the ancient Olympic Games.
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USA Coin Album: The San Francisco Mint Coinage of 1923, Part Two

7/10/2012 - Last month’s column initiated a look at the various coins struck by the San Francisco Mint in 1923, focusing on the cents dated 1923-S. In continuing this study, David will focus on the nickels, dimes and quarter dollars struck there in that intriguing year.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Do Silver Commemoratives have a Future?

7/10/2012 - With the summer months now upon us, most dealers feel the coin market will be a bit lackluster, at least until the ANA in Philadelphia. Many are concentrating on vacations, the upcoming elections and the economy, not necessarily in that order.
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Fourth of July Holiday

7/3/2012 -
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NGC CrossOver Special

7/2/2012 - NGC is offering a CrossOver special for all PCGS-certified US and World coins for a limited time.
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NGC Accepting Submissions at Summer FUN

7/2/2012 - NGC will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels at Summer FUN.
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NGC Label for San Francisco Circulation Issue Quarters

7/1/2012 - The San Francisco Mint strikes the first circulation issue quarters since 1976.
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CHANGE IN SCHEDULE FOR NGC ON-SITE GRADING AT WHITMAN BALTIMORE

6/28/2012 -
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Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins

6/19/2012 - Exclusive offer for Paid Collectors Society members.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1972 Doubled Die Cent

6/15/2012 - NGC recently received a fake 1972 Doubled Die Cent, which is not something that we see often.
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NGC Certifies $10 Million Coin: The Walter Perschke Brasher Doubloon

6/14/2012 - A beautifully struck specimen, believed to be the finest example of the rare Brasher Doubloon, has been graded by NGC as MS 63.
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CCG Extends Submission Center Agreement With Guangzhou GB

6/13/2012 - Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) has extended its submission center agreement with Guangzhou GB in China.
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NGC Ancients: Hadrian’s Travels

6/12/2012 - This month, NGC Ancients traces the wide-ranging journeys of the emperor Hadrian (AD 117-138), as depicted on his coinage.
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NumisMedia Market Report: The Carson City Mint

6/12/2012 - One of the more fascinating areas of collecting in this current market is specific to the Carson City Mint. Within any denomination there are a very limited number of dates available, and further, the original mintages are typically very low.
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USA Coin Album: The San Francisco Mint Coinage of 1923, Part One

6/12/2012 - Certain issues of United States coins seem to hold more appeal than similar coins of other dates and mints.
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*UPDATED* New NGC Label for 2012 American Silver Eagle San Francisco Proof Set

6/6/2012 - Coins from the 2012 American Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Silver Proof set will receive a special NGC label and pedigree. Special submission instructions apply. Please see the submission instructions below.
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NGC Grading Coins On-site at Whitman Baltimore Expo

6/5/2012 - NGC will offer on-site grading, including our Silver Dollar Tier, for Morgan and Peace Dollars. All coins submitted for on-site grading will be evaluated for Plus Designation at time of grading.
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Memorial Day

5/25/2012 -
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Canadian Mint’s 25 Cent Glow in the Dark Dinosaur

5/21/2012 - A fun coin for dinosaur lovers of any age.
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Special Label ReHolder Service

5/18/2012 - Customers may submit coins already certified by NGC for reholdering to request a label change/upgrade using the Special Label ReHolder Service.
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NGC Now Recognizing Frosted and Mirrored Bamboo on 2003 Silver 10 Yuan Pandas

5/16/2012 - As NGC continues to expand its VarietyPlus® program to include world coins; varieties formerly not recognized by NGC will now be attributed.
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NGC Launches New Registry Set for Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins

5/16/2012 - Check out this new registry set for the Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins.
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World Coins: Chile 2008 50 Peso

5/15/2012 - Some 2008 50 Peso coins were issued with Chile misspelled.
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From the Grading Room: Rare and Historically Significant Bronze of Constantine the Great

5/15/2012 - A rare AE3 of Constantine I, graded AU* (Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5) by NGC Ancients.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1881-S Morgan Dollar

5/15/2012 - Raised areas and the incorrrect shape of the mintmark identify this 1881-S Morgan as a counterfeit.
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NGC Recognizes Chinese 1984 and 1990 Goldfish Medal Sets

5/15/2012 - NGC recognizes three varieties of the Chinese 1984 Goldfish Medal sets and one of the 1990 set.
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NGC Ancients: Ancient Masterpieces — Decadrachms of Kimon and Euainetos

5/15/2012 - This month, NGC Ancients examines the series of silver decadrachms struck at Syracuse (Sicily) in the fifth to fourth centuries B.C.
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USA Coin Album: A Look Back at Washington Quarters, Part Four

5/15/2012 - This month, David looks at the clad quarters made from 1965 through 1998. These, too, have a story to tell.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Copper Conundrum

5/15/2012 - Copper coins have had a great following of collectors throughout the years. Half Cents, Large Cents, Indian Cents and Lincoln Cents attract thousands of collectors because it was (and still is) the basis of coin collecting from the very beginning.
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NGC Grades 25 Millionth Coin

5/10/2012 - NGC has become the first coin grading company to certify 25 million coins.
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NGC Offers New Label for Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins

5/9/2012 - Special label now available for coins included in Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins.
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NGC Coin Explorer's "Link to this page" Feature

5/2/2012 - Link to NGC's Coin Explorer...
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NGC Releases Chinese Modern Coin Price Guide

4/26/2012 - Enjoy free access to this comprehensive online price guide for Chinese Modern coins.
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NGC Services Offered at ANA Denver

4/24/2012 - Please Note Change In Services: NGC is not providing on-site grading at the ANA National Money Show, but will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels. US, World and Ancient coins will be accepted in Denver from May 10-12, 2012.
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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Sells over $10.5 Million in Hong Kong

4/17/2012 - Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio conducted its April 2012 Hong Kong sale last week at the Mira Hotel in Kowloon.
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World Coins: Orange Free State Coinage

4/16/2012 - NGC certifies two rare Pattern coins of the Orange Free State.
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Counterfeit Detection: Depressions and Tool Marks on 1912 $10s

4/16/2012 - Depressions and tool marks help to identify counterfeit coins.
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US Mint Birth Sets

4/11/2012 - Some US Mint birth sets include the silver half dollar.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Collect or Invest?

4/10/2012 - The focus of the coin business for the past few years has been in modern bullion coins, essentially because of the rise in the price of metals and a lackluster economy.
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Two Enhancements to the NGC Registry

4/10/2012 - Registry enhancements include image uploading and more scores for XF, AU, Plus- and Star-graded coins.
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NGC Ancients: The Tetrarchy of Diocletian

4/10/2012 - This month, NGC Ancients explores the Age of Diocletian and its coinage.
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USA Coin Album: A Look Back at Washington Quarters, Part Three

4/10/2012 - This month, Dave continues his look at the original reverse design of the Washington quarter.
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From the Grading Room: NGC Certifies Unique Stella Variety

4/9/2012 - The single known example of a distinctive Stella variety has been authenticated and graded by NGC as PF 60, J-1636a.
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NGC Grading On-site at PNG Day / Central States

4/4/2012 - NGC will offer on-site grading and well as encapsulation in our Scratch-Resistant EdgeView® Holder. All coins submitted for on-site grading will be evaluated for Plus Designation at time of grading.
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NGC Opens Office in Germany

3/27/2012 - NGC's new branch office in Germany will benefit customers in EU member states.
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NGC Announces the Birth Set Pedigree

3/19/2012 - Coins from the set may receive the Birth Set Pedigree and Early Releases designation.
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Ancient Coins: The Saecular Games on Imperial Roman Coinage

3/13/2012 - This month, NGC Ancients surveys the coinage struck by Roman emperors to commemorate the Saecular Games, an important Roman religious and theatrical festival.
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Counterfeit Detection: Altered Date and Added Mintmark 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel

3/13/2012 - The 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel is often altered, but diagnostics can aid in finding the counterfeits.
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USA Coin Album: A Look Back at Washington Quarters, Part Two

3/13/2012 - This month, Dave takes a more technical look at the Washington quarter series.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Classic Gold Commems at Bargain Levels?

3/13/2012 - Gold Commemorative coins were minted between 1903 and 1926 to celebrate specific events in the development of the United States.
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NGC Grading Coins On-site at Whitman Baltimore Expo

2/20/2012 - NGC will offer on-site grading, including our Silver Dollar Tier, for Morgan and Peace Dollars. All coins submitted for on-site grading will be evaluated for Plus Designation at time of grading.
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Counterfeit Detection: Altered Date Flying Eagle Cent

2/17/2012 - NGC graders find an altered-date 1856 Flying Eagle cent and explain what to avoid.
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World Coins: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubliee of Numismatics

2/14/2012 - During Queen Elizabeth II's reign her portrait has been featured on coins worldwide.
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America the Beautiful 5 oz. Quarters Submission Special: $20 per Coin

2/14/2012 - Submit ATB 5 oz. quarters for only $20. Available for a limited time only.
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NGC Certifies Unique Proof 1854 $10

2/14/2012 - Coin is one of only a handful of higher denomination proof coins from the 1850s known.
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NGC Ancients: Philip II and the Macedonian Empire

2/14/2012 - This month, NGC Ancients examines the life and principal coinage of Philip II, founder of the Macedonian Empire.
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USA Coin Album: A Look Back at Washington Quarters, Part One

2/14/2012 - This month Dave takes a nostalgic look at the original reverse design of the Washington quarter.
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NGC Grades Ted Williams Collection

2/8/2012 - Each of the 91 coins are encapsulated with the pedigree Ted Williams Collection.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Rare Date Seated Quarters in Robust Demand

2/6/2012 - Throughout the Seated Dimes, Quarters and Halves series there are many dates that may have had substantial original mintages, yet they are not often seen in the marketplace.
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Change in Schedule for NGC On-site Grading At Long Beach

2/2/2012 -
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NGC Releases New NGC Dealer Locator

1/24/2012 - Looking for an NGC Authorized Dealer near you? Check out our new NGC Dealer Locator.
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NGC Ancients: Circulating Roman Coinage of A.D. 12: A Look Back

1/22/2012 - In the first month of 2012, NGC Ancients examines some of the circulating coinage of the year 12.
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eBay Marketplace to Disallow Replica Coin Listings

1/19/2012 - Effective February 20, eBay's stamps, currency and coins policy will be updated to disallow replica coin listings.
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World Coins: Chinese Lunar Coins — 2012 The Year of the Dragon

1/18/2012 - Coins commemorating The Year of the Dragon are sure to be a popular issue with collectors.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1922 No D Lincoln Cent

1/17/2012 - The 1922 No D Lincoln cent has long been popular with counterfeiters but rarely do they go to the trouble of making dies.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Out with the Old, In with the New

1/17/2012 - The beginning of a new year brings with it hopes for continued success all through the coin business.
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NGC World Coin Registry Announcement

1/17/2012 - Effective January 31, the NGC Coin Registry for World coins will be NGC-exclusive.
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Heritage Auctions: Rare South African Coins Highlight $9 Million NYINC Auction

1/11/2012 - South African numismatics hot at NYINC Auction.
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NGC Grading Coins On-site At Long Beach

1/9/2012 - NGC will offer on-site grading, including our Silver Dollar Tier, for Morgan and Peace Dollars. All coins submitted for on-site grading will be evaluated for Plus Designation at time of grading.
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2011 NGC Registry Award Winners

1/6/2012 - We applaud everyone for their individual accomplishments in each and every set and thank all of the members who make the Collectors Society the vibrant community it is today.
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NGC's Certification Services for Chinese Pandas and Medals

1/5/2012 - Read this article for information regarding Chinese Pandas and Medals.
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NGC Introduces First Releases Designation and Label

12/29/2011 - Effective January 1, 2012, the NGC First Releases label is available as an alternative to the Early Releases label.
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Holiday Hours

12/29/2011 -
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NGC to Exhibit Spectacular Rarities at FUN Show

12/23/2011 - Eleven stellar rarities ranging from ancient times to modern will be displayed by NGC during the FUN Show this January. The NGC Booth (tables 1221-1229) is the site of this must-see exhibit.
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ANA Extends Its Long Relationship with NGC, PMG and NCS

12/22/2011 - CCG continues relationship as ANA grading and conservation services of choice.
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Holiday Hours

12/20/2011 -
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The Year in Modern Coins, Looking Back at 2011

12/18/2011 - Scott Schechter reviews new discoveries and new issues of modern US coinage in 2011.
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NGC Announces New Services and Fees for 2012

12/13/2011 - 2012 updates include expanded ReHolder, imaging services and more.
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Expert Consults at FUN

12/13/2011 - Renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free consultations to collectors at the NGC tables during the FUN Show in Orlando on January 5 and 6, 2012.
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NGC Ancients: The Coinage of Bar Kokhba

12/13/2011 - This month, NGC Ancients examines the Bar Kokhba revolt (A.D. 132-135) and the resulting coinage.
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Counterfeit Detection: Another 1911-D Quarter Eagle

12/13/2011 - We received another altered 1911-D Quarter Eagle after last month's newsletter. Read about how this one differed from the one featured in November's article.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Rare Coins Coming of Age

12/13/2011 - The year 2011 should go down in history as one of the most significant in numismatics.
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USA Coin Album: Short and Sweet, Part Two

12/13/2011 - This month David continues his discussion of coins that were mass produced for just a short period of time.
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Teletrade Celebrates 25 Years With It's Largest Two-Day Auction Event Ever

12/10/2011 - Offering more than 8,500 lots valued at over $3 Million. Bidding Open Now for Auction 3187 until Sunday, December 11, and Auction 3188 until Monday, December 12.
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World Coins: The Coinage of the White Rajahs of Sarawak: Part 3

12/8/2011 - Jay Turner continues his discussion of the coinage of Sarawak in the last of a multi-part series.
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NGC Grading Coins On-site at FUN

12/8/2011 - NGC will offer on-site grading, including our Silver Dollar Tier, for Morgan and Peace Dollars. All coins submitted for on-site grading will be evaluated for Plus Designation at time of grading.
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25th Anniversary Eagle Sets - Important Update

11/29/2011 -
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NGC Services at Houston Money Show

11/21/2011 - Please Note Change In Services: NGC is not providing on-site grading at the Houston Money Show, but will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels.
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Coin Melt Values from NGC

11/18/2011 - Get up-to-the-minute melt values of US and World coins from NGC.
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World Coins: The Coinage of the White Rajahs of Sarawak: Part 2 Rajah Charles Brooke

11/14/2011 - The coinage of Rajah Charles Johnson Brooke continued the tradition of Rajah James Brooke.
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NGC Ancients: A.D. 193 — Civil War, a New Dynasty, and the Coinage of Septimius Severus

11/8/2011 - This month, NGC Ancients examines the Roman Civil War of A.D. 193 and the foundation of the Severan-Emesan Dynasty
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Counterfeit Detection: Chased Mintmark 1911-D Quarter Eagle

11/8/2011 - The 1911-D is the key Indian Head quarter eagle. Read about this coin and how our experts discovered an unusual alteration.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Markets Offer Developing Prospects

11/8/2011 - Countless fundamentals have advanced the coin market over the last ten years, not the least of which has been the recent rise of metals.
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USA Coin Album: Short and Sweet, Part One

11/8/2011 - This month David discusses coins that were mass produced for just a short period of time.
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NGC Offers Label for 25th Anniversary Eagle Sets

10/26/2011 - Coins from the limited-edition set of American Eagle Silver coins will receive a special NGC label and pedigree. Special submission instructions apply.
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NGC Grading US Coins On-site at Whitman Expo

10/24/2011 - NGC will offer on-site grading, including our Silver Dollar Tier, for Morgan and Peace Dollars. All coins submitted for on-site grading will be evaluated for Plus Designation at time of grading.
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NGC Services Offered at The Silver Dollar & Rare Coin Expo

10/18/2011 - Please Note Change In Services: NGC is not providing on-site grading at the Silver Dollar Expo, but will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels.
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World Coins: The Coinage of the White Rajahs of Sarawak: Part 1 Rajah James Brooke

10/11/2011 - The story of Sarawak goes back thousands of years, but the tradition of its state coinage started with James Brooke, a white Englishman born in India.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1870-CC Quarter

10/11/2011 - The 1870-CC is the key to the Seated Liberty quarter series. Read about the counterfeit that was submitted and how our experts recognized it.
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USA Coin Album: Cleaned Copper May Be Challenging to Detect

10/11/2011 - This month Dave discusses the difficulty of detecting cleaned copper and bronze coins.
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Chaos and Coinage: Post-Reform Bronze Issues of the Byzantine Empire

10/11/2011 - This month, NGC Ancients examines the coinage reforms of the Byzantine emperor Anastasius I (A.D. 491-518).
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NumisMedia Market Report: Collectors Rule the Market

10/10/2011 - In the past month, gold had moved over $1,900 an ounce, only to fall back to under $1,600 at one point on September 26. It has settled around the $1,620 area; nonetheless it is anything but settling.
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NGC Launches Auction Central — a Valuable Auction Research Tool

10/3/2011 - Bring expert insight to every purchase and sale. This powerful tool helps you research prices realized and find upcoming auctions for NGC-certified US coins, all in one place.
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NGC-certified Chinese Rarity Tops $1 Million Mark in Hong Kong Auction

9/23/2011 - Sale sets a new world-record price for a modern Chinese-certified coin.
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NGC Registry Awards 2011

9/22/2011 - Every year, NGC awards the top Competitive Sets and Custom Sets in the NGC Registry. To qualify, your sets must be registered by 5 p.m. ET on December 2, 2011. Registration closed. Winners will be announced January 6, 2012.
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Counterfeit Detection: Fantasy and Souvenir California Fractional Gold

9/20/2011 - A few helpful tips can make sure you never get fooled by these sometimes deceptive fantasy pieces.
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Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great

9/20/2011 - This month, NGC Ancients examines the silver tetradrachms of Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 B.C.), better known as Alexander the Great.
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USA Coin Album: Still a Favorite

9/19/2011 - This month David discusses why he finds Walking Liberty half dollars to be one of the most appealing of United States coin types.
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NGC Grading US Coins On-site at ANA National Money Show

9/19/2011 - NGC will offer on-site grading, including our Silver Dollar Tier, for Morgan and Peace Dollars. All coins submitted for on-site grading will be evaluated for Plus Designation at time of grading.
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World Coins: Ireland Republic 1961 Half Crown

9/19/2011 - Small details can turn a coin into a desired and valued piece.
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NumisMedia Market Report: True Rarities at Center of Attention in Chicago

9/18/2011 - A general concern for dealers over the years is the lack of old-time rarities entering the market.
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2011 American Eagle One-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

9/15/2011 - The one-ounce Silver Uncirculated coins go on sale September 15, 2011.
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NGC Offers New Label for September 11 National Medal

9/1/2011 - Special label now available for September 11 National Commemorative Medal issued by the US Mint.
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Mark Salzberg — A Passion for Collecting

8/26/2011 - In an interview for Heritage Magazine, NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg shares his passion for collecting. Read the full interview by Johannes Werner, here.
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NGC Services Offered On-Site at Whitman's Philadelphia Coin & Collectibles Expo

8/24/2011 - NGC will offer the new Silver Dollar on-site grading tier for Morgan and Peace Dollars. All coins submitted for on-site grading will be evaluated for Plus Designation at time of grading and will be encapsulated in NGC's state-of-the-art holder.
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NGC Staff Members Recognized at ANA's World's Fair of Money

8/22/2011 - NGC staff members were recognized for their exceptional accomplishments and awarded honors during the ANA's World’s Fair of Money in Chicago.
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Counterfeit Detection: Variety Attribution – 1801 Half Dollar

8/16/2011 - An 1801 Half Dollar turned out to be an 1807 in disguise.
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The Cart Before the Mule: Carpenta on Roman Coinage

8/16/2011 - This month, NGC Ancients examines the image of the carpentum on the brass sestertii of Imperial Rome.
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Announcing the NGC Coin Explorer

8/16/2011 - A single tool with everything collectors need to make smart buying and selling decisions. Read all about this exciting, new FREE tool!
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NumisMedia Market Report: Collectors Tracking Better Dates

8/16/2011 - As the metals continue to make national headlines, NumisMedia walks us through current pricing and population figures.
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USA Coin Album: When, Where and by Whom?

8/16/2011 - Why do coins carry dates and mintmarks? This month, Dave answers the question.
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World Coins: Australia — Turning Pennies into Dollars

8/16/2011 - The Australian Mint came up with a clever way to make a cache of 1964 pennies valuable and collectible.
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NGC Recognizes Light Finish on America the Beautiful 5 oz. Coins

8/8/2011 - NGC will recognize and designate Light Finish on ANY America the Beautiful 5 oz. coin with this phenomenon.
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NGC at the ANA's World's Fair of Money in Chicago

8/4/2011 - Phenomenal coins will be on display at NGC's booth during the convention. Read on for more details about these coins, on-site grading and more.
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Expert Consultations at World's Fair of Money

8/3/2011 - Renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free consultations to collectors at the NGC tables during the ANA's World's Fair of Money in Chicago on August 18 and 19, 2011.
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NGC Services Offered at Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Expo

8/2/2011 - US, World and Ancient coins will be accepted during the Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Expo from September 8-10, 2011.
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NGC Certifies 2010-P Yellowstone 5 Oz. Error

7/25/2011 - The error coin was discovered while grading a bulk submission of Yellowstone 5 oz. coins.
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NGC Recognizes New Variety of 2010-P Grand Canyon 5 Ounce Specimen Issue

7/20/2011 - The first variety in the America the Beautiful five ounce silver coin series has been discovered and will now be recognized by NGC.
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An Interview with Mark Salzberg

7/15/2011 - In an interview, NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg discusses coin grading, highlights of his career, favorite market segments and more. Read the full interview with Maurice Rosen, published in the Rosen Numismatic Advisory, here.
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Ancients: Owls Through the Years - A Look at the Evolution of Athenian Tetradrachms

7/12/2011 - This month, NGC Ancients traces the development of Athenian Tetradrachms, popularly referred to as “Owls,” during the period c.512 B.C. - 50 B.C.
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NGC to Display Top Morgan Dollar Collection at the 2011 ANA World's Fair

7/12/2011 - Phenomenal coins from the M L Moser Collection of Morgan Silver Dollars will be on display at NGC's booth during the convention.
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NGC Launches 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Registry Set

7/12/2011 - Check out this new registry set for the 100 Greatest US Modern Coins.
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NGC Is Hiring World Coin Specialists

7/12/2011 - NGC is looking for full-time World coin specialists to join our team.
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Counterfeit Detection: Added Mintmark 1861-D Gold Dollar

7/12/2011 - NGC graders were surprised to see an 1861-D gold dollar with an added mintmark.
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NGC Grading US Coins On-site at ANA World's Fair of Money

7/12/2011 - NGC will offer on-site grading, including our Silver Dollar tier for Morgan and Peace Dollars. All coins submitted for on-site grading will be evaluated for Plus Designation at time of grading.
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World Coins: Great Britian 1965 Winston Churchill Crown

7/12/2011 - The Great Britain 1965 Winston Churchill crown was the first time a commoner was portrayed on a British coin.
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USA Coin Album: Those Shifty Mintmarks

7/12/2011 - David focuses this month on the wandering mintmark positions of San Francisco Mint quarter dollars during the years 1892-97.
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NumisMedia Market Report: US Gold Premiums Lowest in Years

7/11/2011 - While fluctuating metal prices may cause some consternation amongst investors, most collectors understand that in the long run it is the true rarities that will craft their collections.
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Enhanced Communication Features for Collectors Society Members

6/23/2011 - In response to user feedback, we’ve made some changes.
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NGC Grading US Coins On-site at Summer FUN 2011

6/21/2011 - NGC will offer the new Silver Dollar on-site grading tier for Morgan and Peace Dollars. All coins submitted for on-site grading will be evaluated for Plus Designation at time of grading and will be encapsulated in NGC's state-of-the-art holder.
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Track Your Submissions Online 24/7

6/20/2011 - Checking the status of your submissions/invoices is easy.
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NGC Ancients: The Roman Civil War of A.D. 68–69, Year of Five Emperors

6/14/2011 - This year marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War. The concept of civil war was quite familiar to the ancient Romans as well — with this in mind, NGC Ancients examines the five emperors who battled for control of an empire during the Roman Civil War of A.D. 68–69.
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Counterfeit Detection: China 2010 500 Yuan Panda

6/14/2011 - Counterfeiters are once again targeting the latest Panda coins.
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World Coins: Chinese Super Counterfeit

6/14/2011 - "Super counterfeit" Chinese coins have started to appear on the market.
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USA Coin Album: Something of a Different Tone

6/14/2011 - Some buyers of coin albums are of the impression that a particular brand is great for imparting attractive toning to silver coins. This month, David puts that notion to a test.
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NGC Announces Update to Coins Accepted at Shows

6/10/2011 - Please read our policy change regarding submissions accepted at shows.
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NGC to Certify San Francisco Mint Silver Eagles

6/7/2011 - West Coast coins distinguished on grading label.
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NGC Announces Changes to Tokens and Medals Submissions

6/7/2011 - To optimize grading processes the Tokens and Medals Department has been reorganized.
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NGC Releases Complete Online World Coin Price Guide

6/1/2011 - Enjoy free access to this comprehensive online price guide for World coins.
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Memorial Day

5/27/2011 -
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5-ounce Silver Quarter Certification at NGC

5/18/2011 - NGC is using special America’s National Treasures™ large format certification labels with 5-ounce silver quarters.
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World Coins: Mexico 1982 Onza

5/10/2011 - This counterfeit Mexico 1982 Onza was made to deceive collectors.
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A Case Study in Deception

5/10/2011 - A holed and expertly plugged 1870-CC Half Eagle was recently submitted to NGC for grading. This extremely deceptive coin was of particular interest.
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Ancients: Twelve Caesars

5/10/2011 - We are fortunate that an extraordinary collection of gold aurei portraying all of the "Twelve Caesars" was recently graded by NGC Ancients.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1875-S Trade Dollar

5/10/2011 - One of the most extensively counterfeited United States issues is the Trade Dollar. Recently, one was submitted to NGC that exhibited a number of the telltale signs of a fake.
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NGC Grading US Coins On-site at Whitman Baltimore

5/10/2011 - NGC will offer the new Silver Dollar on-site grading tier for Morgan and Peace Dollars. All coins submitted for on-site grading will be evaluated for Plus Designation at time of grading and will be encapsulated in NGC's state-of-the-art holder.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Buyers Charting the Next Big Trend

5/10/2011 - Just a short month ago, Morgan Dollars had an FMV of $215 in MS 65 and $356 in MS 66. Today they are $263 and $488, respectively.
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NGC-Graded World Coins Dominate Heritage CICF Auction

5/10/2011 - NGC-graded World coins nearly swept the top spots in Heritage’s Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) auction, held April 14-18 in Rosemont, IL.
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USA Coin Album: It’s an Error to Call a Variety an Error

5/10/2011 - In this month's column, David addresses confusion about what constitutes an error versus a variety.
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Numismatists from NGC and PMG will present classes at the ANA Summer Seminar

5/9/2011 - The ANA Summer Seminar is called "the best education in numismatics." Take a look at the courses being taught by our experts.
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NGC Offers On-site Grading at Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Expo

5/5/2011 - The new Silver Dollar on-site grading tier for Morgan and Peace Dollars will also be available at the Long Beach show.
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NGC Offers New Silver Dollar On-Site Grading Tier at Central States

4/25/2011 - New Silver Dollar On-Site Grading Tier for Morgan and Peace Dollars.
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Exclusively NGC- and PMG-Graded Coins and Banknotes in Mavin Auction 27

4/19/2011 - Mavin International's Auction on May 7, 2011, features Chinese coins and banknotes.
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NGC Offers New Silver Dollar On-Site Grading Tier at PNG/Central States

4/14/2011 - New Silver Dollar on-site grading tier for Morgan and Peace Dollars.
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NGC Collectors Society Website Enhancements

4/13/2011 - The NGC Collectors Society has released two new website enhancements as part of an ongoing initiative to develop features based on feedback from its members.
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Win a Full Scholarship and Free Airfare to ANA Summer Seminar!

4/13/2011 - NGC and the ANA offer three numismatists the experience of a lifetime.
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NGC Ancients: Coin Denominations of the Roman Empire

4/12/2011 - Take a look at coin denominations used in the Roman Empire from the accession of Augustus to the loss of Roman territories.
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USA Coin Album: Some Older Numismatic Books of Interest, Part Four

4/12/2011 - In this last article of a four-part series, David continues the study of his favorite books on United States coinage that were published more than 10 years ago and may not be known to the current generation of collectors.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1926 Estonia 10 Marka Struck Over 1970 Russia Rouble

4/12/2011 - A counterfeit 1926 Estonia 10 Marka with some unusual characteristics was received by NGC several weeks ago.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Dollar Advances Lead to Added Opportunities

4/12/2011 - Over the past few months, Morgan and Peace Dollars have been as active as most dealers can remember.
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NGC Grading US Coins On-site at PNG / Central States

4/4/2011 - 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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ANA National Money Show Wet & Wild! Heritage Sale Reels in Nearly $10 Million

3/24/2011 - The Spring ANA Money Show is in the books and while Mother Nature may not have cooperated with the stereotypical California weather...
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Value Added Grading

3/17/2011 - As we all know, grading rare coins is truly an art. It requires a trained eye with years of experience to understand the subtle variations of vintage rare coins.
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NGC Offers New Label for Greatest Modern Coins

3/15/2011 - Special label now available for coins included in 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins.
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NGC's CrossOver Service

3/15/2011 - Tips for using NGC's CrossOver service.
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NGC Ancients: Ten Reasons to Consider Ancients

3/15/2011 - Dave Vagi presents reasons to start collecting Ancient coins.
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USA Coin Album: Some Older Numismatic Books of Interest, Part Three

3/15/2011 - In this third article of a four-part series, David continues the study of his favorite books on United States coinage that were published more than 10 years ago and may not be known to the current generation of collectors.
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Counterfeit Detection: Arabic-Punched 1907-S $10

3/15/2011 - NGC recently received a submission of a counterfeit 1907-S Eagle that had an Arabic punch.
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NumisMedia Market Report: MS 65 Saints Offer a Golden Opportunity

3/14/2011 - Since the beginning of 2005, gold has soared upward from just over $400 an ounce to the $1,400 mark. At one point it reached a high of $1,430 during inter-day trading. As the price of gold has increased by $1,000 per ounce, it is interesting to note how $20 Saints have fared over the same timeframe.
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Winter Action Springs Ahead, Coin Caravan Motors West

3/10/2011 - The numismatic marketplace has been a flurry of action this winter season and with spring on the horizon, coin sales in general especially those top-tier registry quality representatives remain in frenzied demand.
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NGC Grading US Coins On-site at Whitman Baltimore

3/3/2011 - 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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Silver and Gold Glitter: Better Dates Yield Solid Returns

2/24/2011 - In this report, we find significant activity brewing for silver cartwheels from the Old West. Carson City Liberty Seated Dollars with Motto (1866–1873) — popular, rare and always in demand — are observed muscling up in...
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Coins with a Story

2/17/2011 - Shortly after finding out I’m a rare coin dealer, new acquaintances will often begin to ask about coin collecting. One of the first questions many people ask is: What is the most expensive coin? Most are astounded when told...
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New Whitman Book Explores America's 100 Greatest Modern Coins

2/16/2011 - 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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NGC Ancients: Civic Badges on Greek Coins

2/16/2011 - This month, Dave Vagi discusses Greek coinage.
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Counterfeiters Expand Their Wares to Varieties

2/15/2011 - Counterfeiters produce Indian Cent variety, while there is no genuine cent of that date with matching characteristics.
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Counterfeit Detection: Stock Reverses - Counterfeit Indian Half Eagles

2/15/2011 - NGC receives countless fakes struck from stock dies.
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USA Coin Album: Some Older Numismatic Books of Interest – Part Two

2/15/2011 - 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

2/14/2011 - 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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Submitting Your Coins for Grading – A Quick Refresher

2/14/2011 - 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

2/13/2011 - The word FREEDOM is frosted instead of brilliantly polished.
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It’s Showtime in the Golden State

2/10/2011 - The numismatic brethren have been landing in waves in Southern California. The first Western show of the year was a welcome junket for the many dealers and collectors in attendance, not only for the excitement which surrounds...
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NGC Grading US Coins On-site at ANA National Money Show

2/8/2011 - 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 Certifies Significant Carson City Variety

2/4/2011 - This newly discovered Carson City variety bears a tripled reverse die.
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Understanding Auction Prices

2/3/2011 - One of the most commonly used tools to establish values in numismatics is auction prices realized. Seeing what a coin lists for in a price guide is one thing, but to know what an actual coin...
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Fresh Coins

1/27/2011 - I think it’s safe to say the amazing array of fresh coins at this year’s FUN auction stole the show! Most high-level professionals were astounded by the quality of the coins that crossed the auction block on Platinum night. One dealer told...
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NGC-Certified 1907 Rolled Edge Eagle Tops Prices Realized at $2.185 million at 2011 FUN Auction

1/20/2011 -
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NGC Registry Passes The 60,000 Set Milestone

1/19/2011 - Showcase your coins in the largest coin registry of its kind.
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NGC Ancients: Judaean Coinage

1/19/2011 - This month, Dave Vagi discusses Judaean coinage.
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Counterfeit Detection: Contemporary Counterfeit 1875 Shield Nickel

1/18/2011 - This 1875 nickel instantly stood out due to its numerous planchet flaws.
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NGC Announces Largest Database of Coin Images in Existence Available Online For Verification

1/18/2011 - NGC's online security image archive now includes 3,000,000 coins.
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FUN Show Delivers for Collectors and Dealers

1/18/2011 - Tampa proves to be an excellent back-up location for this annual winter event.
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USA Coin Album: Some Older Numismatic Books of Interest, Part One

1/18/2011 - Hobby periodicals frequently publish announcements and reader reviews of newly published numismatic works. But what of books published 10 years ago or more, still of value but now out of print and largely unknown to current hobbyists?
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From the NGC Archives: 1920 Mercury Dime

1/18/2011 - Renowned German-American sculptor Adolph A. Weinman created this type of dime that is, more correctly, called the Winged-Head Liberty.
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NGC’s Display of Fabulous Toned Commems a Highlight of FUN

1/18/2011 - Vividly toned silver commemoratives from two private collections on display at FUN.
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NumisMedia Market Report: A Look Back at FMV Performance Part II

1/18/2011 - Last month, we reported on various series and how they performed throughout 2010. While the metals moved higher, many numismatic coins were easily saleable. However, with the economy in a downturn, buyers were still looking for discounts.
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NGC Certifies Newly Discovered Platinum Eagle Variety

1/14/2011 - A 2007 W platinum $100 piece in proof with an obvious die-polishing error has been found.
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NGC Grading On-site at the Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Expo

1/10/2011 - NGC will offer grading and Details Grading, 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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2010 NGC Registry Award Winners

1/7/2011 - We applaud everyone for their individual accomplishments in each and every set and thank all of the members who make the Collectors Society the vibrant community it is today.
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NGC to Display Silver Commemoratives at FUN

12/30/2010 - Included are spectacularly toned examples from prominent collections, some being shown publicly for the first time.
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NGC Announces New Services and Fees for 2011

12/21/2010 - 2011 updates include lower shipping rates and amendments to CrossOver Service and more.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1914-D Buffalo Nickel

12/20/2010 - The 1914-D Buffalo nickel is not a coin we would expect to be counterfeited.
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NGC Launches America’s National Treasures Label for 5-Ounce Silver Quarters

12/17/2010 - New label will feature a vibrant design for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
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Wa She Wong Collection of Chinese and Other Asian Coins Tops $10.7 Million at Hong Kong Auction

12/17/2010 - Exclusive NGC-graded sale marks most important array of Chinese coinage offered at auction in 20 years.
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NGC Expands VAM Recognition to Include Hit List 40

12/16/2010 - Coins included in this new extract of 40 of the more popular VAM varieties will be recognized under VarietyPlus.
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NGC Certifies Historic Cache of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles

12/16/2010 - These coins were part of a family's possessions during World War II exile and remained together for more than 65 years.
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Ancients: Roman Provincial Coins

12/15/2010 - This month, David Vagi discusses coinage of the Roman Empire.
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USA Coin Album: The Anthony Dollar – A Cautionary Tale, Part Two

12/14/2010 - The new mini-dollar, featuring a portrait of women’s rights advocate Susan B. Anthony, went into mass production in the spring of 1979.
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NumisMedia Market Report: A Look Back at FMV Performance

12/14/2010 - This past year has seen a major overhaul in the FMV prices for most series. While gold has been setting records throughout the year, many collectors are under the misconception that the entire market has moved higher, which is not necessarily the case.
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NGC Expands Early Releases

12/13/2010 - Popular designation is now available for all US and World Mint issues received by NGC during their first 30 days of release.
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Expert Consultations at FUN

12/8/2010 - Renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free consultations to collectors at the NGC tables during the FUN Show in Tampa on January 6 and 7, 2011.
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NGC Grading On-site at the FUN Show

12/7/2010 - NGC will offer grading and Details Grading, 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 Registry Awards 2010 - Set Entry Deadline This Friday

11/30/2010 - Every year, NGC awards the top Competitive Sets and Custom Sets in the NGC Registry. To qualify, your sets must be registered by 5 p.m. ET on December 3, 2010.
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NGC Launches New Coin Price Guide

11/30/2010 - This powerful resource includes more than five years of historical data and dynamic charting tools.
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Numismatica Genevensis Auction 6

11/24/2010 - NGSA is pleased to announce its upcoming auction. It will be held at the Beau-Rivage Hotel-Geneva, November 30th & December 1st 2010.
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NGC Grading On-site at Houston Money Show

11/19/2010 - NGC will offer grading and Details Grading, 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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New Registry Sets Galore

11/17/2010 - More than 400 new World coin Registry set categories have been added to the Registry during the past two months.
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NGC at the Beijing International Coin Expo

11/17/2010 - The premier numismatic event was well attended and provided an opportunity for Chinese dealers and collectors to learn more about NGC and submit coins for certification.
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Ancients: Coins of the Roman Republic

11/16/2010 - Roman Republican coinage is diverse and interesting, and traces the transformation of Rome from a vulnerable city to the ruler of the Mediterranean world.
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USA Coin Album: The Anthony Dollar – A Cautionary Tale, Part One

11/16/2010 - Among the coin types least likely to be found on anyone’s list of favorites is the Susan B. Anthony dollar.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Gold and Silver Still the Focus of Buyers

11/16/2010 - Since this time last month, gold has moved from $1,309 to the $1,380 mark and has since fallen back to $1,323 — an increase of $14 for the month (at the time of this printing). However, you may notice a slight decrease in premiums for common-date US gold, as compared to last month’s charts.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1897-O Morgan Dollar

11/16/2010 - We were recently surprised by the submission of an 1897-O Morgan dollar that was wholly counterfeit and not the typically seen added mintmark alteration.
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Expert Consultations at the Houston Money Show

11/4/2010 - Renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free consultations to collectors at the NGC tables during the Houston Money Show in Houston on December 2, 2010.
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NGC Services Offered at Santa Clara

11/3/2010 - US, World and Ancient coins will be accepted during the Santa Clara Coin and Collectibles Expo from November 19-20.
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NGC-Certified 1879 "Washlady" Dollar Brings $161,000 at Heritage COINFEST Auction

11/2/2010 - Demand for quality and rarity in US coin market continues to drive "very strong" prices.
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NGC Grading On-site at Whitman Baltimore Coin & Collectibles Expo

10/18/2010 - NGC will offer grading and Details Grading, 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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Website Maintenance Scheduled for Monday 10/18/10 7am-10am ET

10/15/2010 - We will be performing some maintenance on our servers Monday, October 18 from 7am – 10am ET.
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Byzantine Rulers You Can Collect: Part II

10/15/2010 - David Vagi continues his discussion of some of the most important issuers of Byzantine coins in the second of a two-part series.
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NGC Registry Awards 2010

10/12/2010 - Every year, NGC awards the top Competitive Sets and Custom Sets in the NGC Registry. To qualify, your sets must be registered by 5 p.m. ET on December 3, 2010.
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Counterfeit Detection: Repeating Depression on a Pair of Counterfeit 1893 South Africa 2½ Shillings

10/11/2010 - Repeat marks on multiple coins is an indication of counterfeiting.
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United States Mint to Offer American Eagle Proof Coins

10/6/2010 - One-ounce Silver Proof Coins will be on sale November 19.
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USA Coin Album: Buffalo Nickels – A Personal Journey

10/6/2010 - This month, David W. Lange recalls collecting Buffalo Nickels.
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NGC Grading On-Site at the Silver Dollar & Rare Coin Expo

10/4/2010 - NGC will offer grading and Details Grading, 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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NumisMedia Market Report: $1,300 Gold: New High, or Just the Beginning?

10/3/2010 - Now that gold has broken through the $1,300 barrier, what is next? Will the public continue to demand more of the precious metal or will they take profits?
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NGC Exhibit at the Philadelphia Expo

9/27/2010 - A phenomenal coin will be on display at NGC's table during the convention. View the virtual exhibit online.
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NGC Grading On-site at Whitman Philadelphia Expo

9/23/2010 - NGC will offer grading and Details Grading, 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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Byzantine Rulers You Can Collect, Part I

9/21/2010 - David Vagi discusses coins from the Byzantine Empire in this first of a two-part series.
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Counterfeit Detection: How to Know Your 1894 Morgan Dollar Is Real

9/20/2010 - A useful diagnostic on this semi-key date is the ultimate tool of the authenticator.
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NGC Grades On-site at Hong Kong International Coin Show

9/17/2010 - NGC grades on-site in Asia at the Hong Kong International Coin Show.
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VarietyPlus® Online Catalog Now Updated

9/16/2010 - This valuable research tool includes magnified images of diagnostic areas, detailed attribution information and Census data.
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NGC Certifies Newly Discovered 1856-O Double Eagle

9/15/2010 - This previously unknown specimen is one of only two dozen known of the issue. Its discovery garnered considerable excitement in the numismatic press.
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USA Coin Album: Take a Letter

9/14/2010 - As coin imagery goes, lettering is typically among the least interesting elements. But it is nevertheless essential in a literate society.
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NumisMedia Market Report: ANA Sets Mood for Year’s Final Stretch

9/14/2010 - In today’s market, buyers seem to be purchasing coins that are not typically available with better-than-average eye appeal.
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Expert Consultations at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Philadelphia

8/25/2010 - Renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free consultations to collectors at the NGC tables during the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Philadelphia, October 1, 2010.
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Famous Romans You Can Collect, Part VI

8/24/2010 - David Vagi continues his discussion of some of the most important issuers of Roman coins in the last of a multi-part series.
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NGC Services Offered at Long Beach Expo

8/24/2010 - US, World and ancient coins will be accepted during the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo from September 22-25.
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Counterfeit Detection: 1942/1 Mercury Dime

8/24/2010 - Looking at known fakes of the 1942/1 Mercury Dime, even if clearly marked as replicas, is a learning opportunity worth exploring.
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NumisMedia Market Report: Education Is the Heart and Soul of Numismatics

8/23/2010 - Early Proof gold is an area usually ignored by mainstream numismatics. However, the advanced collector / investor knows all too well how rare and desirable these coins are in today’s market.
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USA Coin Album: Favorite Numismatic Anomalies, Part Two

8/23/2010 - This month David W. Lange continues his review of numismatic anomalies.
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NGC Exhibits at the 2010 World’s Fair of Money

8/2/2010 - Phenomenal coins will be on display at ANA’s table during the convention, and virtual exhibits can now be seen online.
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Upcoming Champion Hong Kong Auction features a selection of Chinese coins from the Ultima Collection.

7/28/2010 - All coins in the August 22 auction are certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).
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The Collection Manager Is Now Available

7/27/2010 - NGC Collectors Society has launched a new web feature that allows collectors to manage their entire coin collections online, securely and for free.