02 July 2021
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) was founded in 1987 to provide a grading service for coins, tokens and medals. Three decades later the company has graded more than 50 million pieces.
NGC has now certified more than 50 million coins, tokens and medals, becoming the first third-party coin grading service to reach that major milestone.
Fifty million coins represents numismatic rarities from the dawn of coinage to the modern day, some recovered from the depths of the ocean and others that have been flown to the moon.
Mark Salzberg, NGC Chairman and Grading Finalizer said:
'NGC is honoured by the incredible support of collectors and dealers over the years that has propelled us to this significant milestone. The worldwide trust in our services and the high prices realised for NGC-certified coins is based on an unwavering commitment to our founding principles of accuracy, consistency and integrity, which will continue to guide us into the future.'
To celebrate 50 million coins certified, NGC is showcasing fifty rarities from the 2,600-year history of numismatics. Among the selections are exceptional pieces that have realised prices over $1 million, exciting discoveries and errors, ancient marvels and coins from some of the greatest collections ever assembled.
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Founded in 1987, NGC is the world’s leading and largest numismatic certification service, employing an expert team of more than 35 full-time graders and hundreds of support staff with offices in the United States, Great Britain, Germany and China.