Coin & Numismatic News

PCGS Banknote Launches January 2020Professional Coin Grading Service ( will again be authenticating, grading, and certifying United States and world paper money domestically with the launch of a new service, PCGS Banknote (, in early January 2020.

The company has successfully provided PCGS Gold Shield brand grading of U.S. and world paper money at its international Asia and Europe offices for the past four years […]


John Quincy Adams Presidential Silver Medal ReleasedOn Monday, Nov. 18, the United States Mint released its final Presidential Silver Medal for 2019.

Struck in an ounce of .999 fine silver to a diameter of 1.598 inches and a matte finish, the medal features a portrait of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States Mint […]


Public To Select Sacagawea Dollar 20th Anniversary NGC Label DesignNext year is the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking Sacagawea Dollar, and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) will celebrate the occasion with a special NGC certification label.

For the first time, the public will be able choose the design of NGC’s label, which will be offered for free to NGC members for 2020 Sacagawea Dollars submitted throughout the year […]


Precious Metals Rise; Idaho 5 oz Bullion Coin LaunchesPrecious metals futures kicked off the new trading week Monday with mostly modest gains.

Gold for December delivery rose $3.40, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,471.90 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange […]


2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set IssueThere is a problem with misaligned notes in 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Sets, the United States Mint confirmed Thursday, Nov. 14. They will be temporarily unavailable until the issue is corrected, the Mint noted, adding that those who already ordered can have theirs replaced or request a refund.

Released Oct. 31 for $29.95, the joint U.S. Mint and Bureau of Engraving and Printing product includes five proof 2019 quarter dollars and an uncirculated $2 Series 2009 note from Federal Reserve Banks in Cleveland, the Atlanta or Chicago […]


2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle ReleaseCollectors will need to act fast and likely have some luck in getting the newest United States Mint American Silver Eagle which is guaranteed to become a new key issue.

The 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle goes on sale today, Nov. 14, beginning at Noon ET. Production of the San Francisco Mint strike is limited to only 30,000 pieces, garnering its status as the lowest minted Silver Eagle to date […]


2019-P Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin ReleasedA massive five-ounce, three-inch silver coin debuts today from the United States Mint. Honoring the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in the state of Idaho, each coin is composed of 99.9% pure silver and will be available from the U.S. Mint beginning at Noon ET for $154.95.

The 2019-P Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin follows earlier released quarters commemorating the same location […]


APMEX MintDirect American Silver Eagles To Qualify For PCGS FirstStrike DesignationProfessional Coin Grading Service ( has partnered with APMEX (, the largest online retailer of precious metals, to offer an exciting new product geared toward bullion enthusiasts beginning in 2020. It combines APMEX’s popular MintDirect® products with desirable PCGS FirstStrike® certification eligibility.

For years, APMEX has had success selling United States Mint products sealed in protective plastic to ensure they remain in the same unopened, untouched, unsorted and unsearched condition just as they were received from the U.S. Mint […]


GreatCollections to Offer Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old HoldersGreatCollections is pleased to announce the Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old Holders. The collection comprises nearly 100 certified coins that were graded in the early years of PCGS and NGC and have resided with one owner ever since.

The collection of important early U.S. coins includes a 1796 Draped Bust Quarter, graded PCGS MS-64 and a 1796 Draped Bust Dime, graded PCGS MS-63. Both are encapsulated in small "rattler" holders, the original type by PCGS […]


UK's Royal Mint Selected NGC To Certify Rare 1819 George III Sovereign The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom entrusted Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) to certify an example of one of the greatest rarities of British coinage: the 1819 George III Sovereign. The Royal Mint sold the sovereign through a ballot, with the winning collector purchasing it for £100,000 (about $129,000 USD).

The 1819 Sovereign was submitted by the Royal Mint to NGC International UK Ltd. (NGC UK), an affiliate of NGC in London […]