Celebrating 30 Years of Accuracy, Consistency and Integrity

NGC was established in 1987 to provide an expert and impartial assessment of a coin's authenticity and grade, protecting collectors and dealers from counterfeit and overgraded coins. Today, NGC is a world leader with seven locations and more than 38 million coins certified.

Evolution of the NGC Holder

NGC has continually invested in enhancements to the security and aesthetics of its holder. In 2008, and again in 2014, the Smithsonian Institution selected NGC holders to preserve some of its most important rarities.

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1987

The Original Holder

A stunning, distinctive display

White Core

Enhances display of coins with darker patina

Hologram Introduced

Provides greater protection against counterfeit holders

Bar Code Added

Improves collection management and inventory tracking

New Hologram

Recognizes NGC’s 1995 appointment as the official grading service of the American Numismatic Association

New Label Design

Brings Numismatic Guaranty Corporation to the front

EdgeView® Design and Enhanced Security

An innovative design provides superior optics along with a new hologram and label design

Enhanced Label and Hologram

Features a more descriptive label with better visibility and a higher-security hologram

Looking Forward

As the global coin market continues to grow, NGC does, too — with more locations around the world, websites in 11 languages (and counting) and an ever-expanding suite of free educational resources.

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