New NGC Holder Enters Next Phase
generation of the NGC coin holder, featuring
enhanced security features, is scheduled for
wide-scale release beginning Wednesday, October
1, 2008. Since late-August, this holder has been
used for selected World coin and Walkthrough
submissions. Following its very successful
month-long initial release, the new holder
exterior will now be used for all submissions.
While the new exterior and new label will be
used for all submissions, the EdgeView® Holder,
which enables viewing of a coin’s edge, will be
used only for US Walkthrough and US Express tier
submissions and all World tier submissions. At
NGC’s discretion it will be used on additional
grading tiers. The EdgeView® Holder is set for
full-scale release for all service lines in the
first quarter of 2009. In the interim, the
standard NGC format holder interior will be used
with high-security outer casing and label.
In order to maintain turnaround times, is not
possible to make special requests for specific
holders and the previous generation of NGC
holder will no longer be available effective
October 1, 2008.
“Our service commitment is to encapsulate coins
in the most secure holder, made from the best
materials available,” comments NGC CEO, Steve
Eichenbaum. “This iterative release schedule
allows us to expand the availability of the best
holder in the most expedient and responsible
way,” continues Eichenbaum.
The NGC holder is made from the same materials
used in the NGC-developed museum holder created
for the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian conducted
its own independent tests of that holder, which
today is used to house the 200 most valuable
coins in its collection. State-of-the-art
holography has been incorporated into holograms
both on the label and fused onto the holder’s
exterior, and directional pressure welding is
used to seal the holder cleanly and completely.
More information about NGC’s newest generation
holder can be found online at www.ngccoin.com/newholder.