Free Mark Salzberg and Rick Montgomery Hand-Signed NGC Labels for ANA Legacy Series Dinner Attendees

Every attendee will receive two coins with hand-signed NGC 30th Anniversary labels.

Mark Salzberg, NGC chairman, and Rick Montgomery, NGC president, will be honored and interviewed at the ANA Legacy Series dinner on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the ANA National Money Show in Orlando, Florida. To mark the event—and NGC's 30th anniversary—Mark and Rick have each hand-signed 150 NGC 30th Anniversary labels that were encapsulated with 1987 Proof Quarters. Every attendee to the ANA Legacy Series dinner honoring Mark and Rick will receive one with Mark's signature and one with Rick's signature.

Mark Salzberg and Rick Montgomery hand-signed labels
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In addition, Mark will bring several coins (shown below) from his personal collection for a show and tell during the dinner.

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Mark Salzberg Show and Tell


1864 $2.5 NGC MS 67 (Reed)

1864 $2.5 NGC MS 67 (Reed)
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Byron Reed amassed a fortune investing in Omaha, Nebraska real estate. Upon his death in 1891 he willed his vast coin collection to the people of Omaha, where much of it remains today at the Western Heritage Museum. Among the items de-accessioned in 1996 was this glorious quarter eagle, one of only 2,824 pieces struck for circulation at the Philadelphia Mint. A mere two examples have been certified as Mint State by NGC, the other grading just MS-61. This almost unbelievable coin was clearly preserved from the time of its minting, but for what original purpose has been lost.

1732MO F Mexico 8R Milled NGC MS 65

1732MO F Mexico 8R Milled NGC MS 65
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The rare and iconic first issue of this series, struck shortly after equipment arrived in Mexico to strike milled coinage. This is the finest known example of the date, a breathtaking gem. Struck from 1732 to 1772, Spanish milled dollars, also called Pillar dollars or pieces of eight, were widely used in the American colonies and legal tender in the US until 1857. They are considered to be one of the models for our own dollar-based currency system.

Septimius Severus Aureus NGC Gem MS 5/5/Fine Style

Septimius Severus Aureus NGC Gem MS 5/5/Fine Style
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Few Roman gold coins survive in such pristine condition as this aureus of the Emperor Septimius Severus, who came to power in the midst of a civil war in A.D. 193. He triumphed over three adversaries and established his own family dynasty that ruled virtually uninterrupted until A.D. 235. This aureus likely was struck in the first year of his rule, when he needed to assure the loyalty of his soldiers and to support the costs of civil war. The reverse shows the figure of Virtus, the personification of manliness, valor and bravery, a theme that would have resonated with the intended recipients of this coin.

1794 $1 NGC AU 55 (Parmalee)

1794 $1 NGC AU 55 (Parmalee)
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The coining of silver by the U. S. Mint was delayed while the coiner and assayer sought funds to post their hefty surety bonds. This was achieved in the fall of 1794, and a mere 2,000 silver dollars were coined with that date before Mint officers concluded that their existing presses were not good enough to continue striking such large coins. Only 1,758 examples were considered suitable for release, and this magnificent gem is among the finest of about 130 survivors, especially notable for the sharpness of its date and stars. It is pedigreed to the famed collection of Lorin G. Parmalee, auctioned in 1890.

1866 10c NGC MS 68

1866 10c NGC MS 68
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This is a popular rarity in the Seated Dime series, one of just 8,000 minted at Philidelphia this year. Scarce and desirable in all grades, this example is the single finest known example. Beyond blemish-free, lustrous surfaces, it exhibits wonderful toning at the peripheries, likely from long-term storage in an album.

1907 Ex High Relief $20 Inverted Edge Letters NGC PF 68

1907 Ex High Relief $20 Inverted Edge Letters NGC PF 68
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“I want for once at least to have had this nation, the great republic of the West ... do something in the way of artistic expression that shall rank with the best work of the kind that has ever been done.” So wrote President Theodore Roosevelt to the Mint Director in 1907. The result was this prototype for our coinage created by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Less than two dozen were made. Its Extremely High Relief was impractical for circulation and thus reduced slightly to make the short-lived 1907 High Relief $20 issue for circulation. It is often lauded as the most beautiful coin ever struck.

1886 $1 NGC MS 65 (Sunset Collection)

1886 $1 NGC MS 65 (Sunset Collection)
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A rainbow toned Morgan dollar with exceptional rich magenta and emerald colors covering its obverse. A textile pattern is visible at center. Silver dollars acquire these unique colors during storage in original burlap canvas bags used by the Mints and Treasury for storage. They are much sought-after for their visual drama and beauty and trade in the coin market much like individual works of art, their value derived primarily from their beauty.

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