For the companies of Certified Collectibles Group 2021 was a record year. CCG certified over 9 million collectibles in 2021 from coins to banknotes, stamps, and sports cards.
An NGC-certified 1913 Liberty Nickel was sold for over $4 million dollars in a private sale by Stack’s Bowers. Only five specimens of this coin are known and this one was once featured in the police procedural “Hawaii Five-O”.
NGC UK’s London office is moving to a larger space within the same building due to growing demand for its expert and impartial services. Record demand on top of record prices has resulted in an extraordinary increase in the number of submissions to NGC UK.
The investment company Blackstone has bought a majority stake in Certified Collectibles Group. Blackstone is expecting to make huge returns in the booming collectibles market. However, collectibles as a lucrative investment field is a double-edged sword.
Keith Moon, one of the top coin graders in the US returns to NGC as Senior Grading Finalizer while CCG continues their hiring push. The grading company’s target is 500 Sarasota employees by summer’s end 2021.
CCG has hired Andrew Salzberg as Executive Vice President. He comes to CCG from Asset Marketing Services, a well-known company in the US and China selling precious metal coins to collectors.