NGC, NCS and PMG Sponsoring Hong Kong Symposium in China on June 29

Posted on 5/28/2019

Coin and paper money collectors and dealers have the opportunity to learn from numismatic experts.

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation™ (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty™ (PMG®) are sponsoring an educational symposium at the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair (HKINF), in Hong Kong, China. The symposium will be held Saturday, June 29, at the Mira Hotel, 3rd Floor.

Coin and paper money collectors and dealers will have the opportunity to learn more about numismatics from experts in their fields during these three presentations:

2pm – “Polymer Banknotes – The Future of Banknotes,” Stane Straus, Polymer Banknotes Expert

Stane Straus is an expert on polymer banknotes and is managing director of PBN Ltd. He travels extensively overseas and maintains relationships with central banks and banknote printers around the world. He has advised central banks on banknote printing and on conversion to polymer notes.

3pm – “Collecting Modern Chinese Coins,” King L Chan, Modern Chinese Coins Expert

King L Chan is a modern Chinese coins expert who has written several books and is co-author of "Gold & Silver Coins of China: Standard Catalogue, 1979-2017." He is a renowned Chinese numismatic scholar and a senior NGC consultant.

4pm – “NGC and PMG: Expert and Impartial Certification,” David Camire, NCS President and NGC Grading Finalizer, and Adam Howerton, PMG Grading Finalizer

David J. Camire specializes in modern Chinese coins and is considered an authority on mint errors. Before joining NGC in 1999, David was a numismatist with one of the largest coin companies. He is the co-author of "100 Greatest U.S. Error Coins."

Adam Howerton is one of the most senior members of PMG's paper money grading team. Before joining PMG in 2011, Adam was a graduate and research assistant at the University of South Florida in Tampa, where he completed a master's degree in US cultural history.

In addition to sponsoring the symposium, NGC, NCS and PMG are attending the HKINF and will accept submissions and answer questions about the companies' services at booth D12-D15 for the duration of the show. To learn more, click here.

NGC is a leading third-party coin authentication, grading and encapsulation service with more than 43 million coins certified. Founded in 1987, NGC backs each graded coin with the comprehensive NGC Guarantee of grade and authenticity. NGC's reputation has been built on providing the high level of confidence and trust its customers expect.

NCS is the world’s first professional coin conservation service and has restored more than 1 million coins since it was established in 2001. NCS conservation removes harmful surface contaminants, stabilizes a coin’s surfaces and improves a coin’s eye appeal.

PMG was founded in 2005 as a fully independent third-party paper money grading service. Today, PMG is the world’s largest third-party paper money grading service, with more than 4 million notes certified. Each note that PMG grades is backed by its comprehensive, PMG guarantee of grade and authenticity.

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