THE CONSERVATION OF COINS — A BUYER'S GUIDE
This important guide is the direct result of Summit
2000, a precedent-setting conference to examine crucial
issues facing dealers and collectors, conducted in December
2000. Organized by the Professional Numismatists Guild
(PNG) and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA),
the summit produced frank and candid discussions to
identify numismatic concerns and problems, ways to correct
them, and proposals to plant seeds for future growth
of the hobby and marketplace.
Major topics discussed at the summit included numismatic
education and grading services. One of the first tangible
accomplishments of the conference is this educational
booklet for collectors and dealers, to clear up misconceptions
and misunderstandings about coin cleaning and restoration.
Under a committee chaired by Mark Salzberg, this guide
is a cooperative effort by: ICTA, Numismatic Guaranty
Corporation (NGC), Professional Coin Grading Service
(PCGS), PNG and Independent Coin Grading Company (ICG).
Numismatics is an enjoyable pursuit. This booklet is
designed to help buyers and sellers become knowledgeable
about one of the most important and misunderstood numismatic
concepts — coin conservation.
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Conservation of Coins — A Buyer's Guide (.pdf -
For more information about cleaning and other surface
problems, we recommend going to NGC's Web site to view
a booklet on NGC Details Grading, which offers comprehensive information on a variety of detrimental surface conditions. This Details Grading guide can also be viewed as a PDF.
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