NGC Extends Star to All Series

Posted on 6/1/2002

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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.