August 23, 2018 – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) introduced a new “raw” coin high-resolution imaging service on June 1, 2018. This service provides submitters with high-resolution images of their coins before they are encapsulated in NGC holders. These images are perfect for use in the NGC Registry, on the NGC Chat Boards or in online marketplace listings.
NGC Photo Vision will provide a side-by-side JPG image like this one, as well as individual obverse and reverse images.
The raw coin imaging service is called NGC Photo Vision®, and it replaces NGC’s current service of the same name. Submitters who select NGC Photo Vision on the NGC Submission Form will receive high-resolution JPG images of the obverse and the reverse of the coin as well as a side-by-side high resolution JPG with the NGC logo and NGC submission number. The three images will be sent to the email address provided by the submitter.
“For years, NGC has taken extraordinary photos of coins prior to encapsulation for its marketing and internal image catalog,” said Rick Montgomery, NGC President. “By popular demand, we are now giving our customers the ability to request this superior service for their own coins.” All coins submitted under the new NGC Photo Vision service are imaged, regardless of the grading result. Submitters must select a grading tier in addition to the NGC Photo Vision service, except for coins already encapsulated in NGC holders. For these coins, submitters can select the lower-cost ReHolder service in addition to the NGC Photo Vision service. (Not genuine and other coins that are not encapsulated will still be imaged under this service.)
This new service is initially available only for submissions received at NGC’s Sarasota, Florida, USA, headquarters on or after June 1, 2018. The service will later be expanded to submissions to other NGC offices.
Visit NGC’s website to find out more about this new service, including fees and estimated turnaround time.
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