David J. Ryder, the only two-time director of the US Mint in more than a century, has agreed to exclusively hand sign certification labels for NGC. Named one of Coin World’s Most Influential People (1960-2020), Ryder brought many exciting modern coins to the marketplace as the 34th and 39th director, greatly enhancing the tradition of US numismatics with his leadership.
Ryder served as US Mint Director from 1992 to 1993 and again from 2018 to 2021. During his first term, Ryder was involved in several coin programs, including the issuance of silver dollars commemorating the 200th anniversary of when construction started on the White House. Surcharges from the sale of the coins went toward preserving the history of the emblematic American institution.
During his second term, Ryder was instrumental in the new designs for the iconic Silver and Gold Eagles, which coincided with the celebration of the coins’ 35th anniversary. He was also actively involved in implementing the 1921 Silver Dollar Anniversary Act, which authorized the mintage of 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollars for their centennial anniversary.
“It has been a great honor to be involved with the development and debuts of so many important modern coins,” said Ryder. “I am proud that I now have the opportunity to collaborate with NGC to preserve and commemorate our country’s rich numismatic history.”
“NGC Signature Labels highlight esteemed individuals who have contributed to the advancement of numismatics,” said Mark Salzberg, NGC Chairman and Senior Grading Finalizer. “We are thrilled that this remarkable group now includes David Ryder, who has helped chart a bold new course for US coinage.”
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