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    NGC Limiting Coin Lookups / Verifications?

    Thank you for your post. There is no limit to the number of lookups that you can do in the Verify NGC Certification tool. We do, however, throttle (slow) the number of lookups that a particular user can do when our system identifies unusual patterns. For example, if the system notices that a user has a high percentage of incorrect lookups or lookups that were done extremely rapidly, we may slow the number of lookups that user can do for a period of time. These measures were implemented to help ensure the security of our database and prevent “bots” from crawling our certification data. In the vast majority of cases a user can do unlimited lookups without interruptions if they have valid NGC certification numbers and grades.
  2. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that American astronaut Clayton Anderson will individually autograph NGC certification labels. From 2007 to 2010, Anderson was a part of three Space Shuttle missions and two consecutive International Space Station expeditions. Anderson first rocketed to space aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-117) on June 8, 2007, and he stayed for five months, with most of his time spent aboard the International Space Center as part of Expeditions 15 and 16. He took part in a nearly 8-hour spacewalk, called an EVA (extravehicular activity), on July 23 with a Russian crewmate. He returned to Earth with Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-120) on November 7, 2007. Anderson returned to space on Discovery as part of STS-131, a 15-day mission in April 2010. NASA's Shuttle era ended the following year; Discovery is now in the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum at a facility in Chantilly, Virginia, while Atlantis is on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at Cape Canaveral, Florida, not far from where Anderson launched and landed aboard the shuttles. Anderson was born in Nebraska and graduated from Iowa State University with a master's degree in aerospace engineering. Determined to be an astronaut, Anderson applied 15 times before finally being accepted by NASA in 1998. Anderson is the only Nebraskan to have flown in space, with 167 days total and six spacewalks. Now 59 and retired from NASA, he is the author of “The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut,” “A is for Astronaut” and “It’s a Question of Space!” “We are honored to have Clayton Anderson help take the NGC Signature Label program to new heights,” says Miles Standish, an NGC vice president. “His inspiring story is one that anyone who has worked hard for their dreams can connect with.” “It was an incredible honor and a thrill to have been selected to spend 167 days living and working in outer space,” Anderson said. ““It is a pleasure to now work with NGC to autograph labels that appeal to space enthusiasts and numismatists alike.” NGC Clayton Anderson Authentic Hand-Signed Labels are the perfect complement to any space- or Americana-themed numismatic item, including the 1971-1978 Eisenhower Dollar series (whose reverse shows an eagle landing on the moon to celebrate America's achievements in space), the 2004 Florida State Quarter (whose reverse shows NASA's Space Shuttle), the 1988-P Young Astronauts Shuttle and Flag Medal, and American Silver, Gold and Platinum Eagles. Anderson joins NGC’s already-impressive list of label signers, including fellow astronaut Charlie Duke; Kenneth Bressett, the editor emeritus of A Guide Book of United States Coins (the “Red Book”); and John M. Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint and designer of the American Silver Eagle reverse. NGC Clayton Anderson Authentic Hand-Signed Labels will be available from select retailers later this year. For more information about NGC Authentic Hand-Signed Labels, visit
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    Did you know? On June 18, 1812...

    ...the War of 1812 (between the US and Great Britain) began. Here is what US currency looked like that year: a Classic Head Cent, a Capped Bust Half Dollar (toning) and a Capped Bust Half Eagle (gold). Explore these series at .
  4. NCS is conserving this eerie SS Pulaski discovery. Check out the article and video on the Charlotte Observer - …
  5. Oh no! Not the mug!!! I wish I had a replacement I could send. I don't even have one of my own
  6. We appreciate all the feedback we received about the new chat board format and will be taking steps to improve the user experience. The first step will be to simplify the chat board structure by consolidating some forums. The new structure will look like this: NGC Forums Newbie Coin Collecting Questions (including moved threads from "Hey Buddy..." and "Chat Boards Questions & Issues") What You Need to Know US, World, and Ancient Coins (including moved threads from "Numismatic General", "Coin Polls & FAQs", "Coin Conservation", "Numismatic Events") NGC Announcements Counterfeit Coins Money Marketplace NGC Registry NGC Registry Help and Instructions Ask NGC/NCS (including moved threads from "Chat Boards Questions & Issues" and "Moderation Review Request") NGC Journals (old format) General Discussion Water Cooler (only visible to logged in) Testing, 1... 2... 3... (only visible to logged in) Moderation Your Posts Removed by Moderators (only visible to logged in) Account Support Account Merge Requests (only visible to logged in) Completed Merge Requests (only visible to logged in)
  7. Coin with a rich numismatic history will be sold this summer in Philadelphia. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the late Eric P. Newman’s most cherished coin: the unique 1792 Washington President gold eagle that researchers believe was presented to George Washington and carried by him as a pocket piece. Graded NGC XF 45★, the coin will be sold without reserve by Heritage Auctions on August 16, 2018, at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. All of the net proceeds will be donated to charity. 1792 Eagle & Stars Gold $10 Washington President, graded NGC XF 45★. Click images to enlarge. August’s sale marks only the third appearance of this extraordinary rarity in auction—and the first since 1890. After Washington, only eight elite numismatists have held this gold coin. The famed “Colonel” E. H. R. Green purchased it privately in 1933 for over $2,500, a significant sum for the day. Eric P. Newman acquired the coin in July 1942, and since then it has remained in his collection. “This is one of the most amazing treasures that I have examined in my nearly 40-year career,” said Mark Salzberg, NGC Chairman and Grading Finalizer. “NGC is honored to have been selected to certify a coin with such remarkable history, provenance and appeal.” Newman, one of the greatest numismatic researchers and writers of all time, believed that this coin was struck as a pattern (a proposed coin) for a gold eagle, or $10 piece, and was expressly struck for, presented to and carried by George Washington. Further research indicates that this coin was produced in America by Jacob Perkins of Newburyport, Massachusetts, rather than in England as previously believed. The obverse of Newman’s unique gold pattern features a bust of Washington surrounded by “WASHINGTON PRESIDENT” and the 1792 date. The reverse features a heraldic eagle based on the Great Seal of the United States. It bears an edge lettered UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Newman, who passed away in November 2017 at the age of 106, assembled one of the most important collections of coins and paper money, with a particular focus on Colonial and Early Federal US pieces. Newman’s coins, which have been entirely certified by NGC, have achieved nearly $59 million at auction in a series of sales by Heritage Auctions since 2013. Of all the great rarities owned by Newman, the 1792 Washington Gold Eagle was the scholar’s favorite. He explained why in 1975: “This coin is unique in that it was owned by George Washington. It is unique as the earliest gold pattern prepared for the United States coinage; and it is unique because only one example of the coin was made. What other American coin can command historical and numismatic respect of that magnitude?” “NGC was the logical choice to grade this important rarity due to the tremendous success of the past NGC-certified selections,” said Stuart and Maureen Levine, advisors to the nonprofit Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES). “We look forward to the history-making sale in August.” For more information about the sale, visit Heritage Auctions’ website To view all of the NGC-certified selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, visit About the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES) Items being sold are from the extensive collection of Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (a Missouri not-for-profit corporation) and have been assembled over a period of 90 years. Proceeds of the sale of all items will be used exclusively for supplementing the Society’s scholarly numismatic research efforts and for the benefit of other not-for-profit institutions selected by Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society for public purposes.
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    FIFA World Cup - Did you know?

    The last time the U.S. hosted the @FIFAWorldCup, it was celebrated with modern commemorative coins, including this 1994-W World Cup $5 Proof. Explore this coin in NGC Coin Explorer:
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    Yeah, I don't have a question.

    Removed that extra post for you Thank you for being a part of this community
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    What's up with the verification database?

    Hello Phil and thank you for contacting us. We are aware that the certification database is down and we are working to get that issue resolved ASAP. My apologies for the inconvenience.
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    ignoring users

    Thanks for your question. If you hover over a user's avatar, a box will open where you will see the option to ignore that user:
  12. Thank you for reporting this. I will pass this feedback along to our technical team to see if we can do something about it.
  13. Please send a pm to me with the specific certification numbers. I can look into this and have the issue corrected.
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