NGC Experts Named Among the Most Influential People in Numismatics


Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) is thrilled to announce that eight of its experts are included in the latest list of Coin World’s Most Influential People in Numismatics.

Established in 1987, NGC is celebrating a number of milestones this year, including its 35th anniversary and 55 million coins certified.

Mark Salzberg, NGC Chairman

Mark Salzberg
Mark Salzberg

Mark Salzberg, NGC Chairman, is one of the world’s most respected and accomplished numismatists.

He is widely credited for his central role in standardizing and promoting the use of today’s highly precise coin grading scale.

As a key supporter of the hobby for decades, he was recognized by the American Numismatic Association as Numismatist of the Year in 2006.

Steven R. Eichenbaum, CCG Chief Executive Officer

Steven Eichenbaum
Steven Eichenbaum

Steven R. Eichenbaum has worked to expand the collectibles markets by playing an integral role in virtually all major initiatives of CCG over the last two decades.

Under his leadership, CCG has built on NGC’s success by adding other affiliates, including PMG® for paper money certification; CGC® for certification of comic books, trading cards and other collectibles; CSG® for sports card certification; ASG® for stamp certification; and CAG® for provenance preservation.

Max Spiegel, CCG President

Max Spiegel
Max Spiegel

Max Spiegel is President of CCG, promoted in 2020 from the position of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Since joining CCG in 2010, Spiegel’s work has included enhancing the CCG companies’ service offerings, developing innovative marketing programs for CCG’s customers and expanding CCG’s reach through the latest technologies, membership expansion and greater presence at events around the world.

Rick Montgomery, NGC President and Finalizer

Rick Montgomery
Rick Montgomery

Considered by many to be the coin industry’s greatest authenticator, Rick Montgomery has been a professional grader since 1980 and President of NGC since 2002.

During his illustrious career, Montgomery has graded many of the world’s greatest rarities. He co-authored the NGC Grading Guide for Modern US Coins and has written numerous articles for the American Numismatic Association.

David J. Camire, NCS President and NGC Finalizer

David Camire
David Camire

David J. Camire is an authority on mint errors and modern minting technology and production. In addition to his expertise in coin manufacturing, Camire also specializes in modern Chinese coins.

He co-authored 100 Greatest U.S. Error Coins, has contributed to leading numismatic publications and volunteers at the Smithsonian Institution to help preserve the National Numismatic Collection.

Scott Schechter, NGC Chief Numismatist and Finalizer

Scott Schechter
Scott Schechter

Scott Schechter joined NGC in 2005, where he is now Chief Numismatist and Finalizer. At NGC, his primary focus is on the certification of world coins and he works with many dealers and auction houses outside the United States, devoting much of his time to authentication, attribution and grading of vintage non-US coinage.

He is a co-author of 100 Greatest US Modern Coins, published in 2010.

David W. Lange, NGC Research Director

David Lange
David Lange

The author of ten books on United States numismatics, Lange was honored by the American Numismatic Association with its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and as the Numismatist of the Year in 2017.

The Numismatic Literary Guild honored Lange in 2018 with its prestigious Clemy Award.

Career highlights include the launching of NGC’s VarietyPlus service.

David Vagi, NGC Ancients Director

David Vagi
David Vagi

David Vagi has studied ancient Greek and Roman coins since 1985. His Coinage and History of the Roman Empire received Book of the Year awards from the Professional Numismatists Guild, Numismatic Literary Guild and International Association of Professional Numismatists. Vagi has written for various numismatic publications, including The Numismatist, Coin World and Numismatic News.

As part of its 60th anniversary, Coin World published an article in 2021 that highlighted nearly 100 people who dedicated their lives to promoting numismatics. The feature proved so popular with the coin collecting community that Coin World created an updated list this year.

Interested in working alongside NGC’s numismatic leaders? Find out more about available opportunities and apply for a position at NGC offers the most competitive compensation and benefits in the industry.

About Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®)

NGC is the world’s largest and most trusted third-party grading service for coins, tokens and medals, with more than 55 million collectibles certified. Founded in 1987, 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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Kaiser Wilhelm

I was looking at the names and faces of the various listed execs and functionaries up above and it suddenly occurred to me that this somewhat unclear organization chart very much resembled the hilarious concept of the totally nebulous hierarchy of pilots in the movie Airplane II, as in “Were you over Under and under Dunn or under Oever and over Dunn?”

Last edited 14 days ago by Kaiser Wilhelm

Meet your new pilots.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Did they ever have mixed reactions in their post Macho Grande reminiscing!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Not to mention a lot of variation in their memories…


NGC Marketing itself, what is not mentioned in the article is that those that spend large amounts of money in their grading service get the highest grades and Special favors. Not long ago they graded 1964 Minted Kennedy Silver Half-Dollars that were in a U.S. Mint sealed bag(over 50 years after being stuck) for a big spender as if they were submitted withing the first 30 days of being stuck. Yet around the same time they would not grade for me some 2016 Reagan Coin and chronicles sets still inside their original U.S. Mint Sealed box less then 5 years… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

Raphaelo, Here’s a little anecdote regarding the unchallenged power of the dollar. When the Covid-19 pandemic was just starting to ramp up, the number one infection spreader in the world happened to be the fleet of one hundred plus ships of the ten distinct divisions of Carnival Cruise Lines. Regardless of that, the US Government did everything it could to not not have to shut down the world’s largest cruise line for as long as was possible, and did this even though Carnival Corporation pays no US income taxes (its ships are all registered abroad). This is yet another example… Read more »

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