Expert Numismatic Consultation at the FUN Show

Posted on 1/6/2010

Renowned numismatists Mark Salzberg and David Camire will offer free consultations to collectors at the NGC booth during the FUN Show, January 7 and 8, 2010.

The consultations will be one-on-one and provide the opportunity to gain unique insight into the grade and surface condition by having up to three coins examined by these leading experts. These evaluations are completely free, but space is very limited and we recommend that collectors come to the NGC booth, #1221, early to reserve space in line (note dates and times below).

Mark Salzberg

Mark Salzberg

Consultations Offered:

Thursday, January 7,
1:00 to 2:00 pm

Friday, January 8,
10:30 to 11:30 am

Even just a few minutes with Mark Salzberg can change a collector’s perception of what factors are important in determining a coin’s grade and what makes a coin special. The legendary coin grader and chairman of NGC is the industry’s leading authority on professional coin certification, having personally graded nearly every significant collection and rarity to come to market in the past two decades.

By examining your own coins, he’ll help you to understand why and how a coin’s grade is determined. He can explain why a grade already assigned to a coin is correct (or not!) or why a particular coin might be ineligible for certification. The goal of these consultations is to highlight what’s most important about grading the series that you collect to help you build the best collection possible.


David Camire

David Camire

Consultations Offered:

Thursday, January 7,
2:00 to 3:00 pm

Friday, January 8,
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

David Camire will provide free evaluations to help you to select coins that might benefit from professional conservation. By examining your own coins, he can help you to understand and identify surface features that may present problems and can inform your future purchasing decisions.

President of NCS, Camire has pioneered numismatic conservation and has served as a conservation consultant to the Smithsonian Institution and many of the world’s most important collections. He is also an expert in coinage production, which informs both his conservation methodology and his study of mint error coinage, for which he is a contributor to the Redbook.


Consultations are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Since time is limited, NGC requests that you have three coins pre-selected and ready for examination. Coins to be evaluated may be raw (uncertified) or certified and encapsulated. Please visit the NGC booth during the FUN show with questions about these consultations and other services offered during the convention.

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