GRADING COMPANIES

    THIRD PARTY GRADING COMPANIES (SLABBING)     PCGS ICG NGC ANACS SEGS PCI    ICCS  HALLMARK NTC 1 1  THIRD PARTY GRADING COMPANIES      There are many third party coin grading companies, I will try to give an overview of each of several of the most noted  ones here. I have been around…

THE MINTING PROCSS

  The Minting Process By Albert Sims    Disclaimer: I am doing this mostly from memory and may contain some errors, for which I apologize. Some of the data and numbers I will look up from the ANA correspondence course The MODERN MINTING PROCESS, by James Wiles, Ph.D., a well written and helpful course which I…

SELF-SLABBING SLEAZE

Self-Slabbing Sleaze January 31, 2011 By Michael Bugeja 18 Comments The Free Dictionary online defines “sleaze” as a condition of low quality or dirty appearance. Other meanings have to do with dishonesty and ethics. Let’s focus on “low quality” as a condition of a coin. Let’s discuss ethics, too, and dispense with dishonesty as that is a state…

WHAT’S NEW?

Presidential $1: Benjamin Harrison 23rd President – 1889 – 1893 United States Mint image Grandson of former President William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison was born in 1833 on a farm by the Ohio River below Cincinnati. Harrison’s career was as uninspiring as the man himself. He graduated from Miami College and studied law for two…

HOBBY PROTECTION ACT H.R. 5977

H.R. 5977 Seeks to Extend the Hobby Protection Act June 28, 2012 By Michael Zielinski Leave a Comment A bill has recently been introduced in the House of Representatives which seeks to extend the provisions of the Hobby Protection Act to make it unlawful to support or assist anyone who violates the act along with some other modifications.…