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CCG Celebrates More than 75 Million Collectibles Graded [Video]

Surpassing 75 million collectibles graded is reason to celebrate, reflect and put into words and images what is represented by this incredible achievement.


More Than 4,000 Collectors Flock to the Phoenix National Money Show

A reprieve from the late winter weather and a bustling bourse helped set expectations


$100 Million of Rare Coins and Gold Rush Sunken Treasure at Chicago World's Fair of Money®

The public can view historic coins, banknotes and medals, and learn what their old money may be worth at this family-friendly event.

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Book Now for Chicago World's Fair of Money®

Collectors and dealers are encouraged to make hotel reservations now to take advantage of special discount room rates for the August 16-20 Chicago World's Fair of Money®.


NGC, NCS, PMG and CGC Appoint The Bolaffi Auction Group an Official Submission Center in Italy and Spain

Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®), Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) and Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) have appointed The Bolaffi Auction Group, a leading numismatics firm in Europe, as an Official Submission Center in Italy and Spain.


PMG Celebrates Surpassing Another Milestone: 7 Million Notes Certified!

Paper Money Guaranty ® (PMG®) is excited to announce a major milestone: 7 million banknotes certified. With this achievement, PMG maintains the title of being the largest and leading third-party certification service for collectible paper money worldwide.


CCG To Hire World-Class Stamp Experts

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) is hiring world-class stamp experts to expand its stamp authentication and grading services in the US.


CCG Announces $15 Hourly Minimum Wage & Bonuses

Effective January 17, 2022, the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®), one of the largest private employers in the Sarasota-Manatee area, is instituting a $15 per hour minimum wage for all entry-level employees, including full-time employees, part-time employees and interns.


CCG Soared to New Heights in 2021

Is 2021 the year that everyone became a collector? Never in the history of collectibles has there been such interest, and the enthusiasm for collecting continues to grow.


Historic Hong Kong Banknote Certified by PMG Realizes Over $200,000

The historic banknote raced past its pre-auction estimate to realize an astounding £161,200, or about $220,000 USD.


CCG Hires Top Video Game Expert to Lead CGC Video Games, a New Video Game Grading Service

Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) is excited to announce that Matt McClellan, one of the country's top video game experts, has been hired to build and lead the CGC Video Games grading team.


PMG-Certified Canadian Banknote Rarity Realized Over $400,000 at Canadian Numismatic Company Auction

The rare 1911 $500 shows Mary, the wife of King George V, who was Queen from 1911 to 1936.


Extremely Rare PMG-certified Silver Certificate Offered in August Auction

An extremely rare Silver Certificate certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is the top lot in the Stack's Bowers American Numismatic Association Auction of US Currency . Online bidding is already underway for the sale, which will be held on August 18, 2021.


CCG to Hire Top Video Game Experts to Launch New Grading Service

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) is seeking to hire top video game experts to lead a new division — CGC Video Games — that will be dedicated to expert and impartial video game certification.


BIG NEWS! Blackstone Tactical Opportunities to Acquire the Certified Collectibles Group

Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that funds managed by its Tactical Opportunities business (""Blackstone"") have agreed to acquire a majority stake in the Certified Collectibles Group (""CCG"") in a transaction valuing the company at more than $500 million. Mark Salzberg, CCG's founder, and Steven R. Eichenbaum, CCG's CEO, will retain a significant minority stake.


CCG Continues Hiring Push; Targets 500 Sarasota Employees by Summer's End

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®), one of the largest private employers in the Sarasota-Manatee area, is excited to announce its goal of employing 500 people at its headquarters in Sarasota's Lakewood Ranch community by the end of summer.


Dave & Adam's Submits Rare 1943 Bronze Cent to NGC for Certification

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified one of the finest examples of the famed 1943 Bronze Cent, an elusive mint error highly prized by coin collectors.


Andrew Salzberg Joins CCG as Executive Vice President

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) is pleased to announce that Andrew Salzberg has been hired as Executive Vice President.


PMG-graded $10,000 Federal Reserve Note Realizes a Record $456,000

An extremely rare banknote certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) realized a record-setting $456,000 in a sale presented by Heritage Auctions.


Certified Collectibles Group Bolsters Claim for Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Against Globant

Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®), which includes eight of the world's leading providers of authentication, grading and conservation services for coins, paper money, comic books, trading cards and other collectibles, announced today that it has filed a second amended complaint in its lawsuit charging international technology firm Globant S.A., along with its subsidiary Globant LLC, with breaches of contract and violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (""FDUTPA"") arising out of Globant's failed software implementation at CCG.


CCG Offers $2,500 Bonus to New Employees as Hiring Push Continues

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) is seeking to immediately hire dozens of employees across all of its categories and for nearly all positions, including entry level, specialist and management positions. All new employees will receive comprehensive, paid training by CCG.


PMG-certified British Rarities from the Dauer Collection Offered in Spink Sale

Rare British banknotes that Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) certified from the world-renowned collection of Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer are being offered in an upcoming Spink auction . Bidding is already underway for the sale, scheduled for April 28, 2021.


CCG Promotes Patel and Heller to VP

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) is pleased to announce the promotions of Harshen Patel and Scott Heller, two of its longest-serving employees.


It's Game Time! CSG Is Now Accepting Submissions for Expert, Impartial and Efficient Sports Card Grading Services

There's a new player in town! Certified Sports Guaranty™ (CSG™) has launched to provide the sports card market with expert, impartial and efficient third-party authentication, grading and encapsulation services.


NGC and PMG World Price Guides Licensed by Active Interest Media

The World Price Guides were created with and independently compiled by Active Interest Media's NumisMaster, an online pricing and information catalog offered by Active Interest Media. The guides are the most comprehensive online valuation guides available and are free to NGC, PMG and NumisMaster members.


CSG, an Expert & Impartial Grading Service for Sports Cards, Is Launching Soon!

Certified Sports Guaranty™ (CSG™) will launch in February to provide sports card collectors and dealers with expert, impartial and efficient certification services.


Strong 2020 Rare Coin and Banknote Market Despite Pandemic, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

Eight individual rare coins were purchased at auctions for $1 million or more in 2020. The top two were an 1804-dated Draped Bust Class I silver dollar graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Proof-65 sold by Stack's Bowers Galleries for $3,360,000 and a 1927-D Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle ($20 denomination gold coin) graded PCGS Mint State-65+ sold by Heritage Auctions for $2,160,000.


A Letter from CCG Chairman Mark Salzberg

What can I say about last year that hasn't already been said? It was indeed unprecedented, turbulent and transformative. In March of 2020, none of us knew how the collectibles markets or any industry would fare. But now, at the beginning of 2021, I feel definitively optimistic.


PMG Certifies World-Famous ""Del Monte"" Error Note Printed Over the Sticker of the Ubiquitous Banana Distributor

Considered by many to be the Holy Grail of paper money errors due to its spectacular printing irregularity, the incredible ""Del Monte Note"" is being offered by Heritage Auctions in its FUN Currency Sale, which has been rescheduled for January 21-25, 2021.