What Are NGC Gold Coins?
If you are trying to find out what NGC gold coins are you have come to the right place. Certified Gold Exchange has been buying, selling and trading NGC products for over 20 years, and our gold coin experts know pretty much everything there is to know about investment-grade NGC gold coins. The following article answers some of the most common questions regarding NGC gold coins; if you are already familiar with NGC and simply want to purchase, liquidate or check the value of your coins, please call us directly at 1-800-300-0715 and one of our commission-free gold coin advisers can assist you.
What is NGC?
NGC is the acronym for the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. NGC is one of the world’s two upper echelon coin grading services, the other being PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service). The word “numismatic” refers to anything related to rare and/or collectible coins, and “guaranty” is a synonym for “guarantee” which means to serve as an assurance of a particular outcome or condition. NGC has been in business for over 25 years and is based in Sarasota, FL.
What are NGC gold coins?
NGC grades a wide variety of coins, from wheat pennies to ancient silver, but the decade-long rise in the gold spot price has made NGC gold coins a very popular commodity. NGC grades gold coins on a scale of 0-70, with 70 representing a coin with no post-production imperfections. NGC grades gold coins from all around the world, but the most popular gold coins are pre-1933, US-minted pieces such as the $20 Saint Gaudens and Lady Liberty pieces, as well as $10 Lady Liberty and Indian Head coins.
NGC gold coins, by definition, are encapsulated in airtight holders that prevent oxidation and damage, and each NGC gold coin has a unique bar code and serial number that are used for identification and to deter counterfeiters.
Why do people buy NGC gold coins?
People who buy NGC gold coins usually fall into one of two categories: collectors and investors. Collectors tend to purchase the rarest coins or they seek to complete entire sets of coins. A set may include coins of the same year but with different weights or markings, or it may include one coin from each year that a certain coin was minted.
Investors do not purchase coins based on those factors. Instead, savvy investors look for NGC coins that have a relatively low premium over the gold spot price, coins with a historical profit-to-loss ratio that favors profit and coins that have a steady and trackable resell market.
How can I buy NGC gold coins?
Individuals can buy NGC gold coins with ease from one of thousands of local and national dealers. NGC lists the national average retail price of popular coins online, but steep savings can be found by using large-volume discount dealers such as Certified Gold Exchange, who also offers free and insured next-day delivery on all orders. For access to discounted pricing as well as a free copy of our Insider’s Guide to Gold Coin Investing: 2015 Edition, call us toll-free at 1-800-300-0715 or click the link below.