coin certification

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has enhanced its grading services with new security by photographing each coin it certifies, the company announced Monday. These images are stored in an online digital database that can be used to identify counterfeit coins and holders.   "This is an aggressive anti-counterfeiting measure. With a secure image repository, it is […]

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Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced on Wednesday the creation of a new division and a series of services for attributing and grading ancient coins that will kick-off on January 1, 2009. David Vagi, author of Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, will lead the division entitled NGC Ancients, which NGC says will certify "most […]

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Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) said it will begin using its latest generation coin holder, featuring enhanced security features, on a wide-scale basis starting Wednesday. It will also discontinue use of its previous generation holder immediately "in order to maintain turnaround times." NGC said its new exterior holder and new label will be used for all […]

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The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced the return of First Strike® inserts to current and future submissions for members of the PCGS Collectors Club. Ron Guth, President of PCGS, said in an e-mail announcement Tuesday,   “The collecting community let us know loud and clear that they wanted access to the First Strike […]

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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.   […]

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The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) announced Wednesday the immediate launch of a new "Genuine" service for coin collectors and dealers. For the fee of $100 per coin, PCGS will authenticate and encapsulate problem coins — coins that have been cleaned, suffer environmental damage, altered on the surface, major scratches, etc. It’s important to point […]

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Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is offering a new service, the Roll Certification Program, for rolls of Brilliant Uncirculated coins.  Certified rolls are encapsulated in a new PCGS product, the clear, durable CrystalVue™ holder, which enables easy viewing of the obverse and reverse designs as well as the coins’ edges.   “In 1986, PCGS revolutionized […]

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