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Who Certifies Gold Coins?

There are plenty of individuals who are in a beneficial position of owning rare gold coins like Double Eagles, but have yet to have these coins’ numismatic value determined with an official “mint state grade”. These inquiring investors are begging the question, “Who certifies gold coins?” and are urged to exercise exclusivity in making their choice for their gold coin numismatic certification.Various rare coin-assaying companies include: ASA-Accugrade, The American Coin Grading Service (ACGS), the Dominion Grading Service (DGS), the Global Certification Service (GCS), Independent Coin Grading, the Numismatic Conservation Service (NCS), the Professional Numismatic Certification Service (PNCS), Sovereign Entities Grading Service (SEGS), along with numerous others.

Although there are obviously many existing numismatic certification companies, the PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), and the NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation), have been the “Who’s Who” in who certifies gold coins, since 1986, and 1987, respectively. Both of these rare coin-assaying companies use the 70-point, “Sheldon Scale” to individually designate the numismatic value of each gold coin, which typically ranges between 61, and 66, for investment-quality items. Once these coins are examined by a team of experts, and officially graded, they are each sonically sealed in a tamper-resistant container, known as a “slab”. Each slab is then sealed with an individual bar code, and serial number, for immediate identification, and also to help rid the rare coin industry of counterfeits, and/or tampered coins.

Although it’s true that the PCGS is the modern pioneer of rare coin numismatic certification, the NGC is the official rare coin-assayer of the ANA, ( American Numismatic Association). The ANA is more than 33,000 members strong, and this three-way dynamic is an ideal system for checks and balances that assure objectivity for corporate and household investors alike.

Prospective buyers can receive institutional savings on their certified rare gold coins by contacting one of our friendly specialists, who offer these discounts to household investors like you.

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