NGC Certifications of Coins, Tokens and Medals Top 50 Million


Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has now certified more than 50 million coins, tokens and medals, becoming the first third-party coin grading service to reach that major milestone.

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“These are some of the highlights among the 50 million coins, tokens and medals certified by NGC. To see NGC’s full list of 50 amazing coins, token and medals, visit:

Fifty million coins represents numismatic rarities from the dawn of coinage to the modern day, some recovered from the depths of the ocean and others that have been flown to the moon.

Founded in 1987, NGC is the world’s leading and largest numismatic certification service, employing an expert team of more than 35 full-time graders and hundreds of support staff with offices in the United States, Great Britain, Germany and China.

NGC also has a network of over 20 Official Submission Centers and thousands of Authorized Dealers in countries around the globe.

"NGC is honored by the incredible support of collectors and dealers over the years that has propelled us to this significant milestone," said Mark Salzberg, NGC Chairman and Grading Finalizer. "The worldwide trust in our services and the high prices realized for NGC-certified coins is based on an unwavering commitment to our founding principles of accuracy, consistency and integrity, which will continue to guide us into the future."

To celebrate 50 million coins certified, NGC is showcasing 50 amazing rarities from the 2,600-year history of numismatics. Among the selections are exceptional pieces that have realized prices over $1 million, exciting discoveries and errors, ancient marvels and coins from some of the greatest collections ever assembled.

To view and learn more about these 50 coins, tokens and medals, click here.

About Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®)

NGC is the world’s largest and most trusted third-party grading service for coins, tokens and medals, with more than 50 million collectibles certified. NGC provides an accurate, consistent and impartial assessment of authenticity and grade. Every coin that NGC certifies is backed by the comprehensive NGC Guarantee of authenticity and grade, which gives buyers greater confidence. This results in higher prices realized and greater liquidity for NGC-certified coins. To learn more, visit

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Seth Riesling

Herr Salzberg –

Without the U.S. Mint’s silver American Eagle $1 common coins you have graded at NGC, your private company would be bankrupt! (Put that in your press release!).


Kaiser Wilhelm

I for one haven’t contributed a cent – copper, zinc, or otherwise – to NGC, PCGS, ANACS or any other grating…er, grading agency as I enjoy my coins purely for what they are independent of their possible sale price. As Edith Ann would say, “And that’s the truth!”

Last edited 2 months ago by Kaiser Wilhelm

“This results in higher prices realized and greater liquidity for NGC-certified coins.” I’ve been told different and from what I’ve seen when looking at coins to buy, PCGS coins sell for a higher price than the exact same coin in the same grade than any other grading company including NGC! Like I said that’s in coins I’ve been looking for. Now there might be some NGC-certified coins that do sell at a higher price than PCGS coins but I have not seen any that I can remember. I wonder if it’s just me or if others have seen the same… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

From all the observations I’ve made of the coin market in that regard, joera, you are indeed correct, joera. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen an identical NGC-graded coin valued higher than one graded by PCGS. According to all that I have read on the subject PCGS is almost universally considered to be more reliable than NGC (or any other grading service, for that matter) in regard to establishing the appropriate grade level of a coin.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Sorry about the “double joera”; often I lose track of what I’ve written due to my constant self-editing. It’s tough getting old, but much better than the alternative.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

And today, July 1, 2021, we gained the awareness that this particular NGC news release preceded by only twenty-four hours the announcement that a majority of the shares of NGC’s parent CCG were being acquired by Blackstone; what a neat trick that was. I’m not really sure whether this surprise development should serve to give us more or less confidence in the future operations of NGC as a reliable coin grading service.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Only time will tell if this development will be a boon or bane to the grading of coins.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

In the above regard, here’s an something to ponder. Since the only thing we can be sure of is impermanence, it’s not outside the realm of possibility that one day coin slabbing, like the wringer dryer, the Edsel and the eight-track tape will have faded into obscurity and coins will instead be graded instantly by robotic scanning devices. Blackstone’s investment may therefore be profitable at the moment and regrettable in the future. It’s now in the hands of the wait and see department.

Last edited 2 months ago by Kaiser Wilhelm