The NGC Advanced Chinese Authentication Bureau

As the coin collecting hobby continues to grow in China, it has become more important than ever for collectors to be protected from counterfeit and inaccurately graded coins. NGC brings a new level of sophistication to vintage Chinese coin authentication and grading with the NGC Advanced Chinese Authentication Bureau (ACAB), led by world-class expert Chen Gi Mao.

Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of NGC, and Chen Gi Mao at NGC Shanghai's Office.

Chen Gi Mao

Mr. Chen, a professional numismatist for more than 45 years, is one of the world’s most respected authorities on vintage Chinese coins. His expertise, combined with NGC’s accurate and consistent grading, provides collectors with superior certification services.

Exclusive Red Dragon Label

Vintage Chinese coins, defined as those struck prior to 1949, are treasured by collectors. All vintage Chinese coins submitted to NGC in China will be evaluated by the NGC ACAB and, if determined to be genuine, encapsulated with the prestigious NGC ACAB Red Dragon foil label and backed by the comprehensive NGC Guarantee of authenticity and grade.

Recently Graded Rarities

The first coins evaluated by the NGC ACAB were 10 extremely rare 1897 Szechuan patterns struck by the Ferracute Machine Company of New Jersey.

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