NGC Prongs Coins in New EdgeView® Holder Design

by on August 1, 2008 · 0 comments

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced an innovative new coin holder at this year’s ANA World’s Fair of Money® in Baltimore.

The most significant visible improvement is NGC’s EdgeView® design that suspends a certified coin within prongs, much like a ring holds a diamond. The new technology enables clear viewing of the encased coin’s edge.


"Our newest holder satisfies NGC’s combined objectives of exceptional visual display, security and long-term preservation," comments Steve Eichenbaum, CEO of NGC.

"To achieve this, we relied on technology that quite simply did not exist when the last generation of our holder was released in 2001. It is without question the most extensively tested and technologically advanced coin holder ever created."


Several of the security and preservation features promoted for the new coin holders include:

  • A high-security label with micro printing, UV-light responsive watermarking and holographic layer
  • Directional pressure welding seal
  • A second state-of-the-art hologram fused directly onto the back of the holder, which is "virtually impossible to reproduce"

NGC said the newest generation of holders are "made from the same preservation-grade materials as the holder developed by NGC to house the 200 most rare, unique and famous American coins in the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection."

The company indicated the holders will be used for encapsulation of NGC-certified coins beginning later this month.

About Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation was founded in 1987, and for coin grading, its opening heralded the introduction of a new standard of integrity. From the beginning NGC focused on only one objective, a standard of consistent and accurate grading.

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