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ANA Extends Long Relationship with NGC | PMG | NCS

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ANA extends its long relationship with NGC, PMG and NCS

The American Numismatic Association and Certified Collectibles Group have agreed to a five-year extension that designates Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, Paper Money Guaranty and Numismatic Conservation Services as the ANA’s official grading and conservation services.

NGC is the recognized leader for consistent and accurate coin grading and has been the ANA’s only official grading service since 1995.

“We are very excited about our continued relationship with the ANA, and we are honored to be the only service to ever have this designation” said Steve Eichenbaum, CEO of the Certified Collectibles Group. “The ANA and CCG share a common commitment to the advancement and betterment of the hobby, and we are happy to support the ANA’s efforts.”

The agreement means ANA members can continue to submit coins and paper money directly to NGC, PMG and NCS without going through a third party – one of the most popular ANA membership benefits.

CCG’s independent member companies will also work with items in the ANA’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum collection – conserving 500 coins, grading 500 coins and grading 500 notes each year. Most graded items will be encapsulated in NGC’s museum holders, with a special ANA museum collection label.

“This agreement will continue the beneficial partnership between the ANA and NGC, which has allowed the museum to protect its Bebee Collection of Paper Money as well as provide better housing for its high-value coins,” ANA President Tom Hallenbeck said. “The services provided by NGC, PMG and NCS will only help to improve the collection going forward.”

The three services will also serve as Title Sponsors for the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money and for the National Money Shows for the five-year period. In addition, CCG will provide instructors in grading and conservation for a number of ANA educational programs, including Summer Seminar and ANA conventions.

To submit your coins, contact NGC directly for more information at 1-800-NGC-COIN, by e-mail at service@ngccoin.com or go to www.ngccoin.com.

NCS was added as the ANA’s conservation service of choice in 2000. Its conservators are qualified to help members identify damaging conditions and can professionally conserve and stabilize coins to ensure they last a lifetime. For more information, call NCS 1-866-NCS-COIN, e-mail ncshelp@ncscoin.com or go to www.ncscoin.com.

PMG became the ANA’s official paper money grading service in 2007. ANA members can submit their currency directly for grading and encapsulation. For more information, call at 1-877-PMG-5570, e-mail service@pmgnotes.com or go to www.pmgnotes.com.

For more information or questions, call CCG at 1-800-587-1897 or visitwww.collectiblesgroup.com.

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 28,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go towww.money.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 20, 2011

CONTACT: RyAnne Scott
Telephone: 719-482-9867
E-mail: pr@money.org

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 22, 2011 at 7:22 am

CoinSecure | CP-16 CoinAnalyzer

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I met with Richard Haddock, the president and founder of CoinSecure while I was in California.  This is the technology behind the PCGS Secure Plus service, which is part of a  long time battle to merge art and science in the numismatic world.  The CP-16 CoinAnalyzer is the closest thing that has ever come to accomplishing this feat.  The device has automatic coin imaging with computerized lighting, meaning the machine will take a perfect picture of the obverse and reverse of a coin.  It analyzes and records unique coin patterns.  And last but not least, it will record a digital CoinPrint; which identifies coin matches to a CoinPrint database.  Like everything you might not like change, but you have to embrace it.  Coin counterfeiting and doctoring has become a real problem these days.  The CP-16 has some real world applications not just with rare coins, but maybe a collector coin should have its digital CoinPrint taken before it even leaves the mint.  This can also create a historic pedigree of each registered coin, allowing ownership records of key coins to be traced for future generations of collectors.  Just as you feel safe when you buy a graded/sealed coin, in a few years I tend to believe you will want to know your coins unique pattern is safely secured in a central database.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 27, 2011 at 7:27 am

Second Party Grading Launches New Website

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Second Party Grading has updated their website recently.  I originally met Mike Ellis at the F.U.N. show back in January.  Mike started this company to be your “Second Opinion” on coins you may have that are already graded, or for a pre-screening of raw coins before you send them in to a third-party grader.  Anyone who has a real interest in the numismatic world, knows that coin grading is an art and not a science, thus is has changed throughout the years.  This being the case, for better or for worse, we have companies like SPG and CAC to be the consumer watchdogs.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

June 28, 2011 at 6:28 am

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