NGC Signs Exclusive Signature Label Deal with Rick Tomaska

Posted on 3/28/2022

The renowned numismatic researcher and coin dealer joins the NGC Authentic Hand-Signed Labels program.

Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) is excited to announce that Rick Tomaska, owner of R & I Coins and founder of Rare Collectibles TV, has agreed to individually hand-sign certification labels exclusively for NGC.

1952 Franklin Half Dollar graded NGC PF 66+ Ultra Cameo, 1951 Washington Quarter graded NGC PF 68 Cameo and 1956 Franklin Half Dollar graded NGC PF 69 Ultra Cameo, all holdered with a NGC Rick Tomaska Signature Label.
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An authority on US Proof coinage and Franklin Half Dollars, Tomaska authored two books, Cameo and Brilliant Proof Coinage of the 1950 to 1970 Era and The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars, which are reference guides that explore different die varieties.

According to Tomaska, he has hand-selected the coins being encapsulated with the new Tomaska Signature Labels. To help collectors appreciate the importance of these NGC Tomaska Signature coins, NGC will list them separately in its NGC US Coin Price Guide and NGC Census!

1969-S Kennedy Half Dollar graded NGC PF 69★ Cameo and 1973-S Clad Eisenhower Dollar graded NGC PF 68★ Cameo, both holdered with a NGC Rick Tomaska Signature Label.
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“NGC has long been the leader in certification services for coins like these,” said Tomaska. “I am proud to collaborate with NGC to highlight these exceptional coins.”

“NGC is pleased to offer collectors a special way to highlight Proof and other varieties through the Authentic Hand-Signed labels program,” says Mark Salzberg, NGC Chairman. “As always, collectors will also benefit from NGC’s accurate and consistent grading, state-of-the-art holder and industry-leading guarantee of authenticity and grade.”

NGC Authentic Hand-Signed Labels pair a notable person’s autograph with a coin to create a one-of-a-kind collectible. Tomaska joins a diverse roster of NGC Signature Label signers, including David Ryder, 34th and 39th US Mint Director; John Mercanti, 12th US Mint Chief Engraver; and Jennie Norris, designer of the Type-2 Gold Eagle.

Coins with the NGC Rick Tomaska Signature Labels are available online at Rare Collectibles TV or R & I Coins. To learn more about NGC Authentic Hand-Signed Labels, click here.

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