We continue our webinar series with this invaluable insight into the world of coin slabbing and grading. Join The Royal Mint’s historical numismatic specialist Matt Curtis, and Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) President and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) Finalizer David J. Camire to learn more about the different standards of coins and how they are assigned.

Discover the stages a coin goes through before it is certified and what the benefits are to collectors who choose to grade and slab their coins. Our experts will also explain the quality standards in the United Kingdom and the difference between Proof, Brilliant Uncirculated and bullion coins, as well as how standards vary across the world.

The webinar is part of Collect Week 2021, which takes place online and at The Royal Mint Experience in Llantrisant, South Wales, from 20 to 26 September 2021. The seven-day programme includes events and activities for everyone from young collectors to experienced investors. Register your interest today.

David J. Camire, NCS President and NGC Finalizer

David J. Camire is considered an authority on minting errors along with modern minting technology and production. A key benefit of knowing the minting process is the ability to distinguish minting defects from damaged coins and establish a coin’s authenticity. In addition to his expertise in coin manufacturing, Camire also specializes in modern Chinese coins. Before joining NCS, David J. Camire was a numismatist with one of the world’s largest coin companies, where he worked with many of the industry’s foremost authorities. In 1999, he joined NGC, which allowed him to hone his knowledge of all the nuances of grading and interact with the top graders in the industry. He has also consulted for government agencies along with US and world mints in the field of numismatics. He has co-authored 100 Greatest U.S. Error Coins and has contributed to such numismatic publications as Coin World, COINage, Numismatic News, The Numismatist and the Red Book. Camire is an active volunteer at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History in helping to preserve the National Numismatic Collection.

Matt Curtis, Historical Numismatic Specialist.

Royal Mint Collector Services

Matt Curtis is a key member of The Royal Mint’s Collector Services division with his many years of numismatic knowledge and experience.

Matt has been around the coin world most of his life and started his professional career at Baldwin’s in 2005 where he helped grow the auction department to hold over 20 sales a year.

Next, in 2014 Matt co-founded Wilkes & Curtis Ltd, a numismatic business specialising in auction sales. The success of this business started to draw attention from larger companies looking to merge skills and eventually in 2017 The Royal Mint successfully persuaded Matt to move to Wales and work in Collector Services for them.

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