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CCG companies certified over 9 million collectibles in 2021

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

CCG companies certified over 9 million collectibles in 2021

Amidst this surge, the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) companies have certified over 9 million collectibles—one every 3.5 seconds. By creating value, liquidity and trust, CCG’s expert authentication, grading and encapsulation services helped take the collectibles markets to new heights.

The CCG companies have now certified nearly 70 million coins, banknotes, comics, trading cards, sports cards, stamps and other collectibles. To meet the increased demand for expert authentication and classification, CCG hired more than 200 employees in 2021, bringing the total to more than 600 worldwide. CCG also added significantly more space, expanding its Florida headquarters from about 60,000 square feet to more than 100,000 square feet. CCG’s offices in the UK, Germany and China also saw tremendous growth.

“Collectibles exploded in popularity early in the pandemic, and they continue to thrive,” said Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of Certified Collectibles Group. “In more than 30 years we have never seen such interest as we are seeing now.”

Here are some highlights from the incredible year.

NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) is CCG’s subsidiary that certifies coins, tokens and medals. NGC certified 4.9 million coins, tokens and medals in 2021, for a total of over 52 million. Amazingly, 16 NGC-certified coins were sold for prices in excess of $1 million during the year. To see them all click here. These include a Brasher doubloon that fetched $9.36 million at a Heritage Auctions sale in January.

1937 Edward VIII Gold Pattern and 1787 Brasher DoubloonNGC graded 1937 Edward VIII Gold Pattern and 1787 Brasher Dubloon

Meanwhile, an NGC-certified Edward VIII sample sold twice for a seven-figure sum – US$2.28 million in March and then US$2.45 million in October – setting records both times. To learn more, click here.

PMG

CCG affiliate Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), which certifies banknotes and other paper money for collectibles, certified 1.3 million collectibles in 2021, bringing the total to nearly 7 million.

PMG-rated 1996 $20 Federal Reserve PMG-graded 1996 Federal Reserve “Del Monte” $20 note from St. Louis.

A PMG-certified error note (dubbed the “Del Monte” note because of the banana sticker that somehow got affixed to the note between prints) was sold at a Heritage Auctions auction in January 2021 for $396,000. To learn more, click here.

CGC

Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), CCG’s subsidiary that certifies comics, trading cards, magazines, concert posters and other pop culture collectibles, certified 2.5 million collectibles in 2021. In September, a CGC-certified Amazing Fantasy #15 shattered the record for the most expensive comic book ever sold at auction, grossing $3.6 million. To learn more, click here or see CGC’s full list of seven-figure sales for 2021 here.

Amazing Fantasy #15 rated CGC 9.6Amazing Fantasy #15 rated CGC 9.6

CGC Trading Cards™ is a division of CGC specializing in trading cards. Launched in July 2020, CGC Trading Cards has already certified over 1 million trading cards, showing how quickly collectors and traders have embraced its services.

Presentation commissioned by Blastoise Galaxy Star Hologram rated CGC 8.5Presentation commissioned by Blastoise Galaxy Star Hologram rated CGC 8.5

In January, a test print of Blastoise, certified by CGC Trading Cards, was sold at a Heritage Auctions auction for $360,000. The result set a record for an English Pokémon card. To learn more, click here.

CSG

Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) is CCG’s subsidiary that certifies sports cards. Launched in early 2021, CSG has now certified more than 600,000 cards.

CSG-certified #111 LeBron James Rookie card from the 2003-04 Topps Chrome Refractor setCSG-certified #111 LeBron James Rookie card from the 2003-04 Topps Chrome Refractor set

The first card certified by CSG was this rare LeBron James card from the 2003-04 Topps Chrome Refractor Set. It made $98,100 in March. To learn more, click here.

ASG

Authenticated Stamp Guaranty® (ASG®) is CCG’s subsidiary that certifies stamps. ASG was founded in 2017 and is continuously expanding its team.

ASG Certified 1953 China 800 Yuan Military Postage Stamps Purple Block of EightASG Certified 1953 China 800 Yuan Military Postage Stamps Purple Block of Eight

ASG has certified many of the great rarities in Chinese philately, including the rare souvenir sheet of military stamps.

KAG

Collectibles Authentication Guaranty® (CAG®) has certified the provenance of many historical items, including thousands of space artifacts from the Armstrong Family Collection, rescued by Neil Armstrong’s family.

Apollo 11 flown 4Apollo 11 flown 4″ x 6″ US flag certified by CAG as part of the Armstrong Family Collection

In November, a CAG-certified American flag that was part of the historic Apollo 11 lunar mission fetched $275,000 at a Heritage Auctions auction. To learn more, click here.

NCS and CCS

Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®) and Classic Collectible Services® (CCS®) continue to be the world’s first and leading professional coin and comic book conservation and preservation services, respectively. With the help of NCS and CCS, many collectibles have benefited from improved looks and better long-term protection.

Descend with CCG!

Demand for the expert authentication, classification and encapsulation services offered by the CCG companies is expected to remain strong. Stay up to date with the latest CCG news in this dynamic collectible market. Join 250,000+ social media followers and sign up to receive email updates: NGCcoin.com/connect, PMGnotes.com/connect, CGCcomics.com/connect, CSGcards.com/connect , ASGstamps.com/connect and CAGcertified.com /connect.

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About Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®)

CCG is the world’s leading provider of knowledgeable, impartial and technology-enabled services that add value and liquidity to collectibles. CCG companies include Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®), Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), Classic Collectible Services® (CCS®) , Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®), Authenticated Stamp Guaranty® (ASG®) and Collectibles Authentication Guaranty® (CAG®). Since 1987, the CCG companies have certified nearly 70 million coins, bills, comic books, trading cards, sports cards, postage stamps, estate items and similar collectibles. Today, CCG serves the world of collectibles online and through its offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and China. To learn more, visit collectiblesgroup.com.

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