The Numismatic Guarantee Corporation, also known as NGC, offers First Day of Issue label for coins. According to the NGC website, “NGC offers the First Day of Issue designation for select coins that are received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within one day of the first release of a new coin issue.” The label is available to those who submit bulk quantities, at select trade shows, and can even be offered to all who submit a request. There are a few different cases, or instances, where the label is available. In all cases, it is offered upon request and a higher grading fee.
Are you new to investing in silver and gold? Do you know the difference between numismatic and bullion? The difference between rounds and bars? The difference between spot and premium prices? If you don’t know where to start, you’ll need to understand the basics and the differences of the terms mentioned above.
We witnessed history today as the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron has decided to step down from his position. Global currency markets have plummeted and panic has set in. Scotland has made it clear that the country will seek independence from the U.K. The United States will maintain its relationship with the U.K as the world moves forward.
The $3 Indian Princess Head came into existence after being authorized by the act of February 21, 1853, becoming the only $3 coin ever minted in the United States. The first of this coin series was struck in 1854, but it sadly never grew to popularity with the general public and saw very little circulation. The obverse of this coin features the design of James B. Longacre, depicting the head of an Indian Princess with her hair tightly curling over her neck. Her head is crowned with a circle of feathers, the band of which is inscribed with the word “Liberty.” The reverse features a wreath of tobacco, wheat, corn, and cotton.
Authorized by Congress through the Presidential Coin Act of 2005, the Gold American Buffalo was minted for the first time in 2006. The design for this beautiful coin by James Earle Fraser was based on the Buffalo Nickel that was minted from 1913- 1938. The obverse of this new $50 coin features the well-known Indian head that is said to be the combination of three Native American chiefs. On the obverse, one will also find the word “Liberty,” the year in which the coin was minted as well as an “F” to commemorate the artist. The reverse of the coin...