NGCX Certifies a Trading Coin for the First Time in Its History

Posted on 10/4/2023

Celebrity Mint is launching the trading coins live with eBay at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) is excited to announce that the first precious metal legal tender collectible trading coins created by Celebrity Mint are being certified by NGCX™, the first 10-point grading scale for coins. Minted in .999 gold and silver, the trading coins will feature the likenesses of famous names in sports and pop culture, such as Ric Flair, Mike Tyson, Jake Paul, Floyd Mayweather and Pete Rose.

Celebrity Mint is debuting the trading coins certified by NGCX at the New York Comic Con eBay booth (#1301) on Saturday, October 14, at 10:30 a.m., and streaming on eBay Live via the eBay app. Wrestling superstar Ric Flair will be onstage during the event, stylin’ and profilin’ for fans.

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Dubbed “Proofs” by Celebrity Mint, the trading coins are being produced in vivid green, pink and red colorways, with tiny mintages. Collectors will also be able to chase limited-edition golden ticket inserts featuring redemption certificates for one-of-a-kind experiences with sports legends, signed memorabilia and other prizes. The NGCX-certified trading coins will be available exclusively through eBay, with eye-catching custom NGCX labels that showcase the celebrities featured on the trading coins. Check out a video of them here.

“Our mission at Celebrity Mint is to bridge the gap between coin collecting and sports memorabilia enthusiasts,” said co-founder Kenny Duncan Jr. of the Duncan Group and Houston-based U.S. Coins and Jewelry. “We set out to make the first precious metal trading card by taking a coin and reimaging it into a card. We believe that the combination of exquisite craftsmanship, innovative technology and exclusive celebrity partnerships will create a whole new level of excitement for collectors worldwide.”

“We are thrilled to be part of this incredibly innovative project with Celebrity Mint,” said Andrew Salzberg, Executive Vice President of the Certified Collectibles Group®, of which NGC is part. “U.S. Coins already has an undeniable, proven track record in the collectibles space, so it’s quite the privilege to support this newest endeavor.”

About Certified Collectibles Group

CCG is the world’s leading provider of expert, impartial and tech-enabled services that add value and liquidity to collectibles. The CCG companies include Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®), Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) and Authenticated Stamp Guaranty® (ASG®). Since 1987, the CCG companies have certified more than 75 million coins, banknotes, comic books, TCGs, sports cards, stamps, estate items and related collectibles. Today, CCG serves the world of collectibles online and at its offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and China. To learn more, visit and follow our social channels:,, and

About Celebrity Mint

Founded in 2023 by the Duncan Group — led by brothers Kenny Duncan Jr. and Matt Duncan — of Houston’s industry-leading U.S Coins and Jewelry, Celebrity Mint is where the worlds of coin collecting and sports memorabilia collide. This innovative brand is pioneering a new era in collectibles by introducing the world’s first precious metal collectible cards. Celebrity Mint’s mission is to revolutionize the collectible market, uniting sports legends and iconic celebrities with the allure of precious metals. An expansive product line promises a diverse range of featured athletes and celebrities, debuting with Jake Paul, Mike Tyson, Ric Flair, Floyd Mayweather and Pete Rose. For more information, follow Celebrity Mint on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and visit

About U.S. Coins and Jewelry

Since 1985, family-owned U.S. Coins and Jewelry has been Houston’s leader for rare and gold coins, gold and silver bullion, fine diamonds and jewelry, Swiss watches, and sought-after sports collectibles. USCJ’s reputation is built on solid, multigenerational relationships with its clients based on four core principles: honesty, integrity, value and trust. For nearly 40 years, it has provided an educational and welcoming environment where business is conducted fairly with expert care and attention. USCJ’s renowned appraisal staff are regarded nationally as a leading authority that clients can count on. For more information, visit

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