Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) will conduct an Introduction to Grading class on Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Whitman Baltimore Expo. The class fee is $149 to the first 20 paid NGC Collectors Society members (new attendees only) who register. Lunch will be provided. Classroom space is provided courtesy of the Whitman Expo.
Introduction to Grading will cover a variety of important grading topics including proper lighting, the subtleties of About Uncirculated versus Mint State, counterfeit detection, the differences between strike versus wear and the key attributes commonly considered to constitute positive eye appeal.
The class will be taught by NGC grader John Schuch, II. John joined NGC in 2004 and has worked as a grader for 8 ½ years, advancing his knowledge and passion for rare coins. He has taught numerous grading classes at the American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar.
The class is limited to 20 students and is available on a first-come basis (new attendees only). Advance registration is required. After the 20 spaces are filled NGC will accept wait list requests.
You will receive an Order Receipt by email. Send a copy of the Order Receipt, along with payment in the form of a check or money order payable to the Certified Collectibles Group, Attn: CCG Grading Class/Melissa Pearce, P.O. Box 4711, Sarasota, FL 34230. Payment must be received within 10 business days from the day you received your Order Receipt to hold your reservation. If payment is not received within 10 business days, your reservation will be cancelled.
If the class is full, email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to a Wait List. You will be contacted if space becomes available.