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Could BitCoin Become New Currency?

bitcoin value

Think bitcoin is in bubble territory? You ain’t seen nothing yet, says one cryptocurrency expert, who believes its value needs to surge by about 300 times over the next several years to be considered a legitimate currency or risk retreating into obscurity and obsolescence. Bitcoin, the No. 1 cryptocurrency, has drawn outsize attention over its … Read more

Counterfeit Coins and How to Detect Them

NGC graders identify counterfeit coins with added or altered mint marks each and every day. These alterations are seen so often that we devoted an entire article to them last year, which can be found here. While that article covered the most frequently seen mintmark alterations—removed, added, and embossed mintmarks—NGC graders recently identified an altered … Read more

What are Lathe Rings?

lathe rings on lincoln cent

Lathe Rings Definition: These concentric rings are produced by a lathe which shapes the cone-shaped face of the unfinished working die.  The cone is supposed to be polished smooth before hubbing. If polishing is omitted or inadequate, the surface will remain covered by concentric lathe marks which will not be erased by subsequent hubbing. Concentric rings can be seen … Read more

Possibly the First US Coin Ever Minted

first us coin ever made minted

In 2013, David McCarthy spotted a rare coin in an auction catalog and immediately had a hunch it was the first coin minted by the fledgling United States of America in 1783. Not the first run of coins, mind you, but the very first one. McCarthy, an experienced numismatist (coin collector) bought the silver coin for $1.18 … Read more

Big Small Notes Popular at Stack’s Bowers Auction

1928 $5000 bill

It has become normal to see small-size high-denomination notes dominate the top price tier in contemporary auctions. These notes are nearly always from the Series 1934 issue. Seeing one from the earlier Series 1928 does not often happen, so the appearance of one such $5,000 note at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries currency auction at the … Read more

Coins of The Obama Era – Bullion Coins

coins of the obama era

Bullion Coins 2016 30th Anniversary American Silver Eagle The popular American Silver Eagle program that launched in 1986 was celebrated in 2016 with the issuance of a special-edition, edge-lettered silver eagle marking the 30th anniversary of the series. The 2016-W proof American Silver Eagle was the first issue to feature an edge inscription with the phrase “30th ANNIVERSARY” on … Read more

NGC Director David Lange Named by American Numismatic Association

NGC named Numismatist of the Year 2017

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is proud to announce that David W. Lange, NGC Research Director, has been named Numismatist of the Year by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). The Numismatist of the Year award honors a person from the numismatic community who has shown long-term leadership both to the field and the ANA, a congressional chartered … Read more

Cool Numismatic News – $85K Coin Just Found 1990 No S

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