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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 […]

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2022 Tennessee Innovation Dollar Debuts

Tennessee Innovation Dollar

Last week’s release of dollars recognizing innovation in Tennessee started a near-four week wait before the next U.S. Mint scheduled product launch, resulting in what will probably be lackluster weekly sales reports for a time going forward.

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What are those circles on your coins?

circle mark on coin

Definition: Tiny raised circles, semicircles, and occasionally spirals that are most often found in or near the center of the design.  The imperfections can be found on either face.  First recognized in 2004 cents, these die imperfections have now been found as far back as a 1965 cent and as recently as a 2015 nickel.  Other examples

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Coin World Sneak Peak on Unique Machine Doubling Examples

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An unusual case of machine doubling What is called “machine doubling” is a fairly common occurrence on coins and is a manifestation of press instability, writes Mike Diamond in his “Collectors’ Clearinghouse” column. The featured coin this week displays an unusual form of machine doubling. “A complex example of bifacial push doubling is seen here

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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

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Appraising Coins versus Selling Coins

how to appraise and sell coins

If you are having your coins appraised, you are requesting a determination of the value of the coins in the collection. If there is valuable die varieties or coins worth a premium because of their state, condition, or something else that would cause them to have a great value, the appraiser should inform you of

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United States Small Sized Currency Notes

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  Federal Reserve Notes Silver Certificates U.S. Notes Terms of Office US Treasurer Secretary of State $1 $2 $5 $10 $20 $50 $100 $1 $5 $10 $1 $2 $5 $100 4/28-1/29 Tate Mellon 1928 1928 1928 1928 1928 1/29-2/32 Woods Mellon 28A,28B 28A,28B 28A,28B 28,28A 28,28A 1928A 1928A 1928 2/32-3/33 Woods Mills 1928C 1928C 1928C

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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

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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

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