Is the highest grade always the most sensible to buy when adding to your collection?
David Bowers. An advertising counterstamp of Meschutt's Metropolitan Coffee Room is sharp and distinct on a well-worn Spanish-American silver coin. The same counterstamp os barely legible on a high-grade 1857 Seated Liberty half dollar. Images courtesy of Q.
Whoever Figures Out Computerized Grading Will Be the Steve Jobs of Numismatics
Is the numismatic world ready for computerized grading? For the past three decades we’ve relied on the opinions of others to evaluate and authenticate our coins. Are we ready to turn away from human opinions in favor of computer analytics? Most people ...
NGC Ancients – Thoughts on Collecting Ancient Coins
There are many reasons for this huge change in the way American rare coin dealers view this segment of the market. One of the most important has been the acceptance of third-party grading for ancient coins. The NGC Ancients program, led by David Vagi ...