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…