(Macau, China) -- The 1st Macau International Coin & Precious Metals Expo, MICAPE 2014 (http://www.macaucoinshow.com), 2 - 7 December 2014, will have on-site authentication and grading by Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGSasia.com) at the show and the pre-show events. PCGS represents the industry standard in third-party certification, and since it’s founding in 1986 PCGS experts have graded over 29 million coins with a combined total value of US$29 billion.
While supplies last, each submitter in Macau will receive a free coin housed in the new, crystal clear, scratch resistant holders introduced by PCGS earlier this year. Each holder features a specially-designed Macau commemorative insert label.
"This is an exciting opportunity for collectors and dealers throughout Asia to attend this inaugural show in Macau and conveniently have their coins certified by PCGS for maximum value, maximum liquidity and maximum security," said Mr. Don Willis, PCGS President.
PCGS will accept submissions in Room 1102 during the pre-show, 2 - 4 December, and at Booth D10-11 during MICAPE, 5 - 7 December. Both events will be held at the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel.
Coins received by 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 5, will be available by the end of the show. Submissions received after 2:00 p.m. on December 5 can be shipped directly to the submitter or picked up at the PCGS Hong Kong Submission Center.
"PCGS will offer a special discount on Crossover Service at the Macau show for vintage and modern coins previously graded by NGC. Coins that do not cross will be evaluated by PCGS experts for only a US$10 fee. The standard fee will apply for coins that do crossover to be housed in PCGS holders," said Ms. Muriel Eymery, PCGS Vice President International Business Development.
"PCGS continues to expand its services in Asia, and this will be our third major coin show in Asia this year where we have provided on-site authentication and grading for our honored clients. We have received many compliments from collectors and dealers who are happy with the PCGS Gold Shield Service and Crossover Service," explained Ms. Eymery.
Mr. Chen Haomin, Chairman of Coin in Coin, stated:
"As the organizer of the 1st Macau International Coin Expo, we are very honored to receive the eager response and support from PCGS. They will actively participate and provide on-site grading in this expo. PCGS expands the content of our activities, while providing quality and convenient services to collectors and traders in Asia! With the participation of excellent worldwide coin grading companies like PCGS, we believe this expo will be a success. We believe this expo will effectively expand the coin collecting industry in Macau, or even in Asia, to an extent that might bring unexpected returns to our exhibitors and buyers!"
Another organizer of the show, Mr. Roy Long of Royalex Silver, said Macau has much to offer visitors.
"Currently, Macau has a solid infrastructure support for Asia and the world’s best casinos, hotels, and quality exhibitions. Through various entertainment, conferences, hotels, and historic cultural facilities, Macau has attracted China’s most high-end customers. Macau also has the advantages of import and export freedom, and duty-free for precious metals and coin-related products."
Mr. Long added: "The 1st Macau International Coins & Precious Metals Expo has created a great level of convenience for trading gold and silver coins for collectors inside and outside of China. Through Macau’s unique blend culture of east and west, and its sufficient hardware facilities, as well as PCGS’ on-site grading services, this is going to be an enormous exhibition platform. I believe a world class gambling city like Macau should be able to attract world-class collectors and dealers. This is indeed going to be an exciting event!"
Organized by the Macau International Numismatic Association, the 1st Macau International Coin & Precious Metals Expo will be open to the public on Friday 5 December from 10 am to 6 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday, 6 and 7 December, from 10 am to 6:30 pm. Admission is US$20.