Certify Gold, Bullion
By Numismatic News
Guaranty Corporation is introducing two new
certification services for coins that derive
their value primarily from their metal content.
They are NGC Certified Gold and NGC
Authenticated Bullion services.
These programs vary from NGC's conventional
numismatic services by using accessible language
to describe coins and their metal content
specifically, according to the firm. As with
other NGC services, once certified, coins are
encapsulated in an NGC holder.
Both new services are available to NGC
Authorized Dealers under the bulk submission
NGC says a major goal of these services is to
increase the availability of protection against
the proliferation of counterfeit precious metal
coinage. All coins certified under these
programs are backed by a guarantee of
authenticity from NGC. Additionally, all coins
certified by NGC receive a unique serial number.
"Just as certification has done for graded
classic coinage, NGC Certified Gold and NGC
Authenticated Bullion will make it easier for
individuals to buy and sell precious metal
coins," said Rick Montgomery, NGC president. "We
also believe that these products can make these
types of coins appealing and accessible to the
broadest possible audience."
The gold program will be the first available.
The certification label will include a
description of the coin, the pure metal weight
and a grade description that is fully
transcribed, not abbreviated.
Coins currently eligible for the NGC Certified
Gold program are Liberty half eagles, Liberty
and Indian eagles, and Liberty and Saint-Gaudens
The bullion program will be unveiled second.
Coins certified under this service will not
receive a grade. Rather, their actual precious
metal weight and fineness are detailed on the
Bullion coinage from a variety of countries is
eligible for the Authenticated Bullion service,
including coins struck in gold, silver, platinum
and palladium. Mint State and proof coins are
Look for more information on NGC's Web site,
www.ngccoin.com. Contact the firm with questions
by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.