We can’t all be trained numismatists with expert eyes, able to catch the minute attributes and variations that give rare coins their collector’s value, which can vary hundreds or even thousands of dollars from one grading point to the next. For this reason, professional grading services have been established to provide coin collectors with the peace of mind that what they are buying and selling is authentic.
The world’s largest coin guaranty service is the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Some of the world’s biggest coin collecting entities trust NGC as their official grading service. The American Numismatic Association and the Professional Numismatists Guild both use NGC as their official grading service.
NGC was established in 1987, raising coin certification to a new level of trustworthiness and consistency. Rare gold coin collectors can rest assured that gold investing with NGC coins is the most accurate way to deal in rare coins. NGC is also the only major coin certification company that grades Ancient Coins.
NGC’s Coin Certification Process
NGC’s guarantee gives collectors the peace of mind that a coin has undergone the company’s rigorous certification process and has been graded accurately and professionally.
Coins sent to NGC are first counted and catalogued to ensure that what has been received matches the submission invoice. This primary inspection includes both checking the number of coins submitted as well as the accuracy of the collector’s description of the coins. The coins are then stored in NGC’s vault until it is time to grade them. All of this—as well as every other step in the certification process—is monitored by security cameras for the highest possible protection of one’s investments.
The next step in the process is the grading of the coins. NGC boasts some of the most expert graders in the world, and each coin is graded by at least two professional numismatists to make certain that a coin’s unique details are valued correctly. NGC’s coin grading system is the most comprehensive and respected in the world.
After the grading process is the encapsulation. NGC’s innovative Edge View holder is the most optimal way to store rare coins. It is actually the exact same housing that the Smithsonian Museum uses to house some of its most important coins. Made of inert plastics and using sulfur-free paper for the identification tag, this housing system is the most effective barrier from moisture and corrosive gases on the market. The identification number is one of the most important aspects of NGC certification, for it makes each coin label unique. It serves as a deterrent to counterfeiting of NGC’s unique encapsulation.
Once the coins are certified and ready to be sent back, they are packaged vertically in a sturdy cardboard box in a row of dividers to ensure that the holders do not come into contact with each other during shipping to avoid scratching. Heavy, wire-infused tape is used to deter accidental or unauthorized opening of the box. The coins are then shipped back to the owner, now with the most respected rare gold coin certification available.
NGC also offers their unique Photo Proof coin imaging system. This is the best way to show off coins to friends and family while keeping the real coins safe in a bank vault.
For rare gold coin enthusiasts, gold investing with NGC coins is the most accurate way to invest. It assures buyers and sellers that they are dealing with exactly what is purported on the label. If you are interested in investing in NGC certified coins, Certified Gold Exchange can facilitate a gold coin purchase that is guaranteed for rarity and condition. Feel free to call us at 1-800-300-0715 and speak with one our friendly and knowledgeable representatives to start investing in NGC certified gold coins today.