Mark Salzberg

(Fort Worth, Texas) — The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the rare coin market’s two leading grading services, have announced the addition of "plus" grades to their grading services. 1908-D Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle graded MS65+ and a 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln cent graded MS66+ Red under the new PCGS Secure Plus […]

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Every year I write a letter to all NGC submitters to describe what’s happening at NGC. Communication is a very important part of what we do — we see NGC as being directly responsive to the wants and needs of the numismatic community. In no small part, it’s because of this responsiveness that NGC has […]


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 […]


(New Orleans, Louisiana) – The 1844-O proof Eagle, a one-of-a-kind gold coin struck at the New Orleans Mint 164 years ago, has returned "home" to the Louisiana State Museum – Old U.S. Mint with the help of New Orleans coin dealer, Paul Hollis. 

1844-O proof Eagle gold coin

The unique, $10 denomination gold piece apparently was specially struck as a presentation piece, and over the decades it’s been in the famous coin collections of a former U.S. Treasury Secretary and an early 20th century Chicago beer baron.

It is certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation as Proof-65 Ultra Cameo, and now insured for $2.5 million for an upcoming exhibition.

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(Baltimore, Maryland) – The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to well-known researcher, author and rare coin dealer John "J.D." Dannreuther of Memphis, Tennessee.  The surprise presentation of the award was made during the organization’s annual PNG Day banquet conducted this year in Baltimore, Maryland. Dannreuther joined the PNG in 1978.   […]