Similarities and differences in US and UK coinage

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28 September 2021
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NGC Research Director David W. Lange discusses the links between US and UK coinage, from the first days of the American colonies through to the coins of the 19th and 20th centuries.

David W. Lange has been a collector of both United Kingdom and United States coins for many years and specialises in the area where the two coinages overlap, which stretches from the 1770s up to decimalisation in the UK, in 1971.

Discover the similarities and differences in the two countries' coinages over the 200-year period from the American Revolution onwards in this special video presentation.

David is the Research Director at Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC), the leading third-party certification and grading service for coins, tokens and medals. 

Find out more about NGC and coin grading in this second video, presented by David Camire, NGC Grader Finalizer and NCS President.

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