Quick Tip – Best Way to Verify Coin Certifications

NGC Certification Verification App

You are looking at that rare Barber Dime online or at a coin show. It’s a 1893 graded at MS-65. Book value says that this coins should be around $250 but a dealer is willing to sell it for $50. It’s NGC certified according to the slab so it has to be legit, right? That’s when verifying a coin certifications is critical. Unfortunately, not necessarily. Coin fraud is a significant problem in our hobby with …

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Lincoln Cent Expert Dr Sol Taylor Dies Aged 87

Dr Sol Taylor

Legendary Lincoln Cent expert Dr. Sol Taylor has passed at the age of 87. Dr. Taylor was a prolific writer and educator about Lincoln Cents and was widely regarded as the expert on the type for decades. Dr. Taylor passed away after a brief bout of lymphoma in April. Dr. Taylor Society of Lincoln Cent Collectors and served as President from 1982-2009. He was a 50 year member of the American Numismatic Association, and was …

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My Favorite Coin Collecting Podcasts

Coin Collecting Podcasts

Like many people – and I suspect a few of you – I’m a big fan of podcasts. I listen to some type of podcast every day, whether it be for news and information or for entertainment. There are an untold number of podcasts out there on ever subject you can imagine. Literally. When it comes to coin collecting podcasts, the number available is small. Doing various searches for this article, I found at most …

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James Madison Presidential Silver Medal Now Available

James Madison Presidential Silver Medal

The latest addition to the Presidential Silver Medal series is now available from the US Mint. The new James Madison medal, honoring the fourth President of the United States, is $39.95 on the Mint’s site. There are no household limits on purchasing these new medals. The Presidential Medals were started in 2018 and there are four medals in the series. One for George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and now James Madison. Each coin is …

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NGC to Award $20,000 in Prizes for 2019 Registry Competitions

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Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, or NGC, has announced that they will be giving prizes away valued at more than $20,000 for the 2019 NGC Registry Awards. The annual contest, where winners are announced each January at the Florida United Numismatics Show, allows those who have NGC graded coins to register them and compete against other collectors. Winners of major awards will receive a personalized plaque, an icon of recognition next to their NGC Registry set, and …

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