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NSDR taps NGC as official grader

The National Silver Dollar Roundtable has designated Numismatic Guaranty Corporation as its official grading service.

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The NSDR was founded in 1982. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting silver dollar collecting and advancing numismatic knowledge of U.S. silver dollars.

NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg praised the work of the NSDR: “They have a sterling reputation within the coin collecting hobby, and it is an honor to be selected as their Official Grading Service. We admire their commitment to such an important part of the U.S. numismatic marketplace.”

“NGC has long shared our objective of increased interest and more educational opportunities for collectors and dealers of these coins,” said John Highfill, founder of the NSDR. “We have worked closely with NGC for a number of years and are excited to take our collaboration to a higher level.”

NGC has posted large amounts of information about silver dollars on its website, The NGC Census, NGC Coin Explorer and U.S. Coin Price Guide are among some of the popular features.

NGC has graded more than 4 million silver dollars since the third-party grading service was established in 1987. The figure represents more than 10 percent of the 40 million coins that NGC has graded.

The firm created a blue label that wraps around original General Services Administration (GSA) Hoard holders to preserve the originality of the holder while certifying the grade of the coin.

NGC has been the Official Grading Service of the American Numismatic Association since 1995 and the Professional Numismatists Guild since 2004.

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