PCGS Continues to Provide Superior Services with New Prices & Policies in 2020

PCGS Continues to Provide Superior Services with New Prices & Policies in 2020

(HONG KONG) Starting from January 20, 2020, PCGS Asia (www.PCGSasia.com) will implement new grading fees and service policies for coin, banknote and restoration grading services.

  • For coin grading service, the rare service level is cancelled, genuine with no details is cancelled, no additional fee will be charge for double thick holder.
  • For coin crossover service, you can set an expected minimum score (The score can be either higher than or lower than the score on the existing holder). PCGS will holder the coin only if it meets or exceeds your specific request.
  • The fees of banknote grading services are synchronized with that of the United States. The original rare service level is replaced by the rarity service level. Special Issue, Bulk Consecutive and High Value Reholder service levels have been added. The prices of all service levels have been adjusted accordingly.
  • New Banknote Crossover Service: the original OPQ designation will be replaced by PPQ designation.

The service level fee for 2020 are as follow:

1. Coin Grading Services & Fees

SERVICE LEVELMAXIMUM COIN VALUE (USD)FEE PER COIN (USD)
Modern Non-Gold (1955 to Present) 300 16
Modern Gold (1955 – Present) 2,500 30
Economy 300 22
Value 1,250 30
Regular** 2,500 45
Premium 10,000 80
High Value 100,000 120
Rarity None 350(+1% GP)
Bulk* (Min. order of 100pcs) None POR
Reholder None 10

A USD 10 plus USD 1 per coin Handling Fee is applied to all submissions.

*Contact PCGS Hong Kong for Bulk pricing. **Mint Error & Specimen coins must submit to Regular service or higher. Mint Error add a fee of $ 15 per coin. Variety plus fee and Mint Error fee are non-refundable.

†The guarantee premium fee shall equal to 1% of the value of the coin in its final grade. The value of the coin is determined by the PCGS Price Guide value for that grade or the Declared Value of the coin, if the Price Guide value is not available. The minimum amount for the Guarantee Premium is USD 5. PCGS reserves the right to make the final determination of the coin’s value.

  • If you select Rarity service level, you will be charged a guarantee premium fee equal to 1% of the value of the coin in its final grade.
  • If you select Regrade service, you will be charged a guarantee premium fee equal to 1% of the value of the coin in its final grade when the coin is graded to a higher score.
  • If you select Crossover service, you can set an expected minimum score on the front of the form. (The score can be either higher than or lower than the score on the existing holder). PCGS will holder the coin only if it meets or exceeds your specific request notated in the minimum grade column on the form. If the coin is crossed over to PCGS holder, you will be charged a guarantee premium fee equal to 1% of the value of the coin in its final grade.
  • If there is overlap among Rarity, Regrade and Crossover services, the guarantee premium fee will be charged for only once.
ADDITIONAL SERVICEEXTRA FEE PER COIN (USD)
Oversized Holder 10
Small Multi Coin Holder 10
Large Multi Coin Holder 15
Mint Error 15
Variety Charge 15
Special Label 5
First Strike designation 5
First Day of Issue designation 10
Gift Box 8
TrueView 10

For the additional services, extra fee will be charged if applicable.

2. Banknote Grading Services & Fees

SERVICE LEVELMAXIMUM BANKNOTE VALUE (USD)FEE PER NOTE (USD)
Modern - 1960 to Date 300 18
Economy – PRE 1960 300 20
Value 1,000 30
Special Issues** 1,000 35
Regular 2,500 45
Premium 10,000 85
High Value 25,000 185
Rarity None 200(+1% GP)
Bulk* (Min. of 50 Notes, Same Type of modern banknotes) 300 POR
Bulk Consecutive* (Min. 25 Notes, Consecutive) 300 12
Reholder 25,000 10
High Value Reholder None 200

Specimen, proof, essays and notes not listed in major catalogs (i.e. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Friedberg, Haxby, Criswell, etc.) must submit to Special Issues** or higher. Error notes and Small Commercial (private) issue notes must submit to Special Issues** or higher level, an additional fee of USD 15 per Error note will apply. A USD 10 per banknote Handling Fee is applied to all submissions. Variety plus fee and Mint Error fee are non-refundable.

†If you select Rarity service level, add additional fee equal to 1% of the value of the banknote in its final grade. The value of the banknote is determined by the PCGS Price Guide value for that grade or the Declared Value of the banknote, if the Price Guide value is not available. The minimum amount for the Guarantee Premium is USD 5. PCGS reserves the right to make the final determination of the banknote’s value.

If you select Banknote Crossover service, Banknotes that are currently encapsulated by other grading services may have issues that are not discovered until the banknotes are removed from their current holders. Therefore, PCGS cannot guarantee that a note will not downgrade once we remove it from the original holder.

ADDITIONAL SERVICEEXTRA FEE PER NOTE (USD)
Oversized Holder 10
Error Notes 15
Small Commercial (private) Issue Notes 15
Special Label 5
First Print designation 5
First Day of Issue designation 5

For the additional services, extra fee will be charged if applicable.

3. RESTORATION Services & Fees

SERVICE LEVELMAXIMUM COIN VALUE (USD)FEE PER COIN (USD)
Restoration Modern (1955 to Date) 300 33
Restoration Economy 300 22(+3% GP)
Restoration Value 1,250 30(+3% GP)
Restoration Regular 2,500 45(+3% GP)
Restoration Premium 10,000 80(+3% GP)
Restoration High Value 100,000 120(+3% GP)
Restoration Rarity None 350(+3% GP)

Non-restorable coins, normal grading fees apply in addition to the USD 10 Evaluation Fee (For coins PCGS determines will not benefit from being restored, nor should be restored).

†If you select Restoration Economy service level or higher, add additional fee equal to 3% of the value of the coin in its final grade. The value of the coin is determined by the PCGS Price Guide value for that grade or the Declared Value of the coin (GP minimum of USD 10), if the Price Guide value is not available. PCGS reserves the right to make the final determination of the coin’s value.

  • USD 10 evaluation fee applied to coins deemed non-restorable by our restoration team (GP minimum of USD 10)
  • A Handling Fee of USD 10 plus USD 1 per coin applies to all submissions.
  • For coins that require the use of an oversized holder, there is an additional fee of USD 10 per coin.
  • Mint Error Fee is an additional fee of USD 15 per coin. Variety Plus Fee is an additional fee of USD 15 per coin. TrueView℠ Fee is an additional fee of USD 10 per coin.

Variety Plus fee and Mint Error fee are non-refundable.

Contact the PCGS Hong Kong Office for more details or bulk submissions.

*Only applicable to submissions for which an appointment has been made at PCGS Hong Kong Office;

*Hong Kong Office will not accept any submissions for which no appointment has been made.

Founded in 1986 by well-known coin experts, PCGS now has offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris and the United States. PCGS represents the industry standard in third-party coin certification and grading services.

For additional information about PCGS and its services, visit www.PCGSasia.com or email [email protected] You can also call PCGS Hong Kong office at +852 2194 6688 or send messages to +852 6933 7411 for more information (WhatsApp, LINE, WeChat, Kakaotalk).


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