A New Era of Coin Collecting Starts Now
NGC is the first grading authority to offer a 10-point grading scale for modern coins, with the same precision, consistency and guarantee we've been known for since our founding in 1987. Coexisting with NGC's industry-standard 70-point grading scale, NGCX makes it easier than ever for collectors of comics, trading cards, sports cards and other collectibles graded on a 10-point scale to expand their interest to coins.Read the FAQs >
E panding the Hobby
NGCX offers a universally understood grading scale for modern coins.
The NGC Guarantee is the strongest in the industry — and it extends to NGCX coin grading as well. The NGC Guarantee provides one of several remedies in the rare event that an NGC-certified coin is determined to be not genuine or overgraded.Learn more >
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I get NGCX-certified coins?
NGCX-certified coins will be available through select retailers beginning January 2023. Qualifying retailers include:
- 360 Coin Group (Bradley Goldsmith)
- Asset Marketing, brands affiliated: ModernCoinMart, GovMint.com
- Collectors Alliance
- Frederick Coin Exchange
- Heritage Capital Corp
- Kevin Lipton Rare Coins
- Minshull Trading, brands affiliated: VaultBox and Finest Known
- Pinehurst Coins
- United States Gold Bureau
Which coins qualify for NGCX certification?
Modern coins, minted from 1982 to present, qualify for NGCX certification.
Can I submit coins for NGCX certification?
At this time, NGCX is not available for regular submissions to NGC, which will continue to be graded according the 70-point scale.
I thought coins were graded on a 70-point scale. How does the 10-point scale compare to the 70-point scale?
The 70-point scale, known as the Sheldon grading scale, is the industry standard for coin grading. NGC will continue to use the 70-point scale for regular submissions.
There is no difference in quality between a grade on the NGCX 10-point grading scale and a grade on the 70-point scale. On the NGCX scale, 10 is the supreme grade, equivalent to a 70 on the traditional scale. The subsequent grades cascade from 10, a criterion understood by all.
For example, a coin graded NGCX Mint State or Proof 10 has no imperfections at 5x magnification, the same as a coin graded NGC Mint State or Proof 70. Likewise, an NGCX Mint State or Proof 9.9 is the same as a coin graded NGC Mint State or Proof 69 — each a fully struck coin with nearly imperceptible imperfections.
To view the NGC 70-point grading scale, go here >
Is there a way to see how many coins have been certified using the NGCX 10-point scale?
Once NGCX certification begins in January 2023, NGC will develop a special NGCX population report so that collectors can see how many coins have been certified using the NGCX 10-point scale. The NGCX population report will be similar to the NGC Census, but just for NGCX-certified coins.
NGCX-certified coins will not appear in the current NGC Census.
Can NGCX-certified coins be added to the NGC Registry?
NGCX coins are not currently eligible for the NGC Registry. But don't worry – NGC will develop a platform for collectors of NGCX-certified coins to organize and display their collections.
Join NGC for free to add coins, track your collection and participate in the NGC Registry. Learn more >