Dominion Grading Service

Mike Ellis Adds Another Prestigious Award to His Distinguished Numismatic Career Virginia Beach, VA. Dominion Grading Service is happy to announce Mike Ellis’ latest honor of being selected as the 2009 recipient of CONECA’s Hall of Fame award. Mike came to DGS in October 2008 bringing 20 years experience as a professional numismatist and numismatic […]

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Virginia Beach, VA. The graders at Dominion Grading Service were very excited to receive some high powered submissions lately, including five numismatic gold rarities. These rarities, and their final grades are: 1879 Flowing Hair $4 DGS Proof 62 (Altered Surfaces) 1795 $5 Small Eagle DGS AU50 (Altered Surfaces, Tooled) 1795 $10 DGS AU50 (Lightly Cleaned, […]

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Virginia Beach, VA. – On March 20, 2009 Dominion Grading Service (DGS) made its new and improved Submission Form live on www.dominiongrading.com. DGS worked hard on simplifying the form to make it very user-friendly. Along with being loaded with special, optional services, you can now submit different service tiers on one form. It is an […]

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Virginia Beach, VA. ‐ In July of 2008 Ken Potter wrote an extensive and lavishly illustrated article reporting on the discovery of a most interesting and eye catching die variety found on an 1857 Liberty Seated Quarter dollar. It has since been embraced by the numismatic community and dubbed the"Smoking Liberty" variety. Potter reported the […]

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Mike Ellis brings over 20 Years Experience in Research, Grading & Teaching (Virginia Beach, VA.) Management at Dominion Grading Service (DGS) formally announced this week the hiring of Michael Ellis as a senior grader and variety specialist. Mr. Ellis has over 20 years experience in professional numismatics with a rich resume spanning everything from President […]

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Duvall 4-E Variety is Just the Second Reported Specimen

Virginia Beach, VA. The graders at Dominion Grading Service are excited to announce that they have certified the second known example of this very rare variety. The Duvall 4-E variety was thought to be unique until the discovery of this coin, which has been graded AU58 Cleaned by DGS.

1900 $1 Lafayette Duvall 4-E Variety

According to John Feigenbaum, President of DGS, the coin has "the initial appearance of a mint state coin but the luster is almost too nice and lacks the frosty surfaces of a true mint state. The coin has virtually no wear and has been very lightly cleaned to show evidence of wipe lines upon close examination in proper lighting. The only significant mark on either side of the coin is a 3 mm scratch on Washington’s cheek. Without the mishandling, this coin might have otherwise graded MS63."

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