NGC eNewsletter
  Volume 7, Issue 5 5/08  
NGC News
NCS Conserves Coins Recovered from the Steamship New York
NGC’s conservation affiliate, NCS, has been selected to conserve the coins recovered from the SS New York, which was lost at sea in the mid-19th Century.
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The Final "Three Branches of Government" Proof American Platinum Eagles
The third and final design in the American Eagle Platinum Proof series, which celebrates the three branches of U.S. government, debuted this month.
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Thinkin' of Lincoln
2009 is the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, and a silver dollar is already scheduled to mark the occasion. David W. Lange discusses both past and future coin commemorations of the Great Emancipator, as well as the likely fate of the penny.
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1987 Kennedy Half Dollars
Because it was never released into circulation, the 1987 Kennedy Half Dollar is considered a numismatic anomaly — and yet the coin is not a semi-key for the series. Jay Turner has the full story.
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Higher Powers of Magnification
A set of high-magnification hand lenses is an invaluable tool for numismatists. However, magnification of 10× and up is only recommended for spotting signs of counterfeiting. Skip Fazzari offers these tips and more.
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Rising Prices Motivating New Collectors
Acquiring “finest known” coins has suddenly blossomed into a full-blown market frenzy. But, as NumisMedia reports, the demand (and the opportunities) are not restricted solely to high-value numismatic rarities.
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NGC Grading On-Site at Long Beach and Baltimore
NGC will accept submissions for on-site grading at the upcoming Long Beach Coin Expo and Whitman Baltimore Coin Show.
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Rarities Abound in Heritage's May 2008 Long Beach Auction of US Coins
The Official Auction of the May 2008 Long Beach Coin Expo is now posted by Heritage Auction Galleries on their Web site. NGC-certified rarities can be found throughout the series.
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Bowers and Merena Brings More Than 3,000 Lots to Baltimore as Official Auctioneer
Highlights of June 4-7 Sale Include Exceptional 1854 Type II Gold Dollar in NGC MS-68 and 1920-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle in NGC MS-63.
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