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NGC Confirms Discovery of Fourth Known 1854-S $5

“Discovery of a Lifetime!” A coin that a New England man originally thought was a counterfeit has been authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ( as only the fourth known 1854-S Liberty Head Half Eagle. “It’s like finding an original Picasso at a garage sale. It’s the discovery of a lifetime; a previously unknown surviving example […]

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1968S 50C Proof S Over Inverted S

NGC Certifies Dramatic New Kennedy Half Dollar Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a newly discovered variety for the popular Kennedy Half Dollar series. Submitted for attribution under NGC’s VarietyPlus Service by Florida dealer Bob Ryan, it was at first suspected to be a normal “S” mintmark punched over an inverted impression of the same letter, but the 1968-S Proof Half turned […]

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1854 Octagonal California Gold Dollar BG-529a (Obverse).

New California Fractional Gold Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Stack’s Bowers Galleries have identified a new variety of California Fractional Gold. The 1854 Octagonal California Gold Dollar was recently submitted to NGC for attribution and grading. California Fractional Gold Pieces were struck by private mints in California in order to fill a need for smaller denominations in commerce. The […]

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Miles Standish Joins NGC

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation is pleased to welcome Michael “Miles” Standish, a prominent numismatist, coin grader and industry innovator. As an NGC vice president, Standish’s responsibilities include oversight of NGC’s widely popular modern and bulk submission programs. Miles has 30+ years of experience to help you benefit from NGC’s bulk submission program. What can Miles […]

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Grading certification labels buyback program announced

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), the world’s largest third-party coin grading service, has announced a program to buyback NGC certification labels that have been removed from NGC holders. These certification labels contain an NGC-graded coin’s description, grade and certification number. Occasionally, collectors and dealers remove these labels from NGC holders but do not return them to […]

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