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Effective immediately, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation
has expanded its application of the star designation
to all series of United States coins. This coveted designation
is unique to NGC and identifies coins that are superior
in appearance to more typical coins of the same grade.
These are coins possessing exceptional eye appeal.
Previously, the star designation had been limited to
particular series. The success and market-wide acceptance
of this coveted feature have prompted NGC to apply it
to eligible coins in all United States regular coin
series. This includes patterns, but not mint errors.
There are a few exceptions in which NGC will not provide
a star designation. It will not be applied to coins:
graded less than MS-63 or PF-63; graded MS-70 or PF-70;
graded MS-69 or PF-69 dated 1979 and later. NGC believes
that such a designation is not applicable to these coins,
which typically are made with a high quality of manufacture.
NGC's star designation will be applied to qualifying
coins by NGC in its normal course of grading uncertified
United States coins. No additional fee is required to
receive the star. Coins already certified by NGC may
be resubmitted for the star designation under the Designation
Review service, the fee for which is $10.