How To Submit to PCGS Banknote – Hong Kong Office

Submit your World Banknotes by Mail or In-Person to the Hong Kong Office.

Banknotes can be submitted to the PCGS Hong Kong Office by mail or in person if you are a PCGS Authorized Dealer or Collectors Club member.
If you would like to join the PCGS Collectors Club, simply select the option on the submission form. If you are an established dealer, please contact us at +852 2194 6688 to discuss becoming an authorized PCGS dealer.

Submission Types

You may submit banknotes through the Grading, Regrade, Crossover, or Reholder Services.

Grading:

For banknotes not encapsulated or graded by any grading service.

Regrade:

For a banknote previously graded by PCGS Banknote, PCGS Gold Shield Grading, or PCGS Banknote Grading that you feel is worthy of a higher grade. Banknotes submitted under the regrade service will be removed from the holder and regraded. Grading fees will apply whether the banknote upgrades or not. If the banknote grades lower, the terms of the PCGS Banknote Guarantee apply. For full disclosure of the PCGS Banknote Guarantee, visit www.pcgsasia.com/banknotes/guarantee?l=en.

Crossover:

For a banknote previously graded (currently encapsulated) by another grading service. Minimum Grade: PCGS Banknote will holder the banknote only if it meets or exceeds the specific request noted on the “Minimum Grade” column on the front of the form.
Grading Fees will apply whether the banknote crosses or not. Please specify one of the options in the minimum grade column. If you leave this area blank, PCGS Banknote will assume the minimum grade is the grade currently on the holder.

MINIMUM GRADE OPTIONS:
CURRENT – Requests banknote to cross at grade listed on holder.
ANY – Requests banknote to cross at any numerical grade (01-70).
OTHER GRADE – If you would like to specify a different grade than listed on the holder, write your minimum acceptable numerical grade.

Note the following limitation applies: First Print or any equivalent will not be recognized.
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 Banknote cannot guarantee that a submitted banknote presently encapsulated by another service will not, upon removal from its holder, downgrade due to problems not seen on the note prior to its decapsulation. By submitting a banknote to the crossover service, the submitter agrees that PCGS Banknote is not liable in an event that a banknote is removed from its current holder and receives a lower grade than the grade most previously granted by another grading service.

Reholder:

This is the re-encapsulation of PCGS Gold Shield Grading or PCGS Banknote certified banknote. Any banknotes submitted under the reholder service will not be regraded.

PCGS Banknote Services & Fees
Effective January 2, 2020

Service Level Maximum Banknote Value (USD) Fee Per Note (USD)
Modern - 1960 to Date 300 18
Economy 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%
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

*Contact PCGS Hong Kong Office for bulk pricing.

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. 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. PCGS reserves the right to make the final determination of the banknote’s value.

Additional Services Extra Fee Per Note (USD)
Oversized Holder 10
Special Label 5
First Print designation 5
First Day of Issue designation 5

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

WHEN SUBMITTING BANKNOTES BY MAIL:
  • Each banknote must be placed in a mylar (only one banknote per mylar sleeve) and packaged securely. All submissions must be accompanied by a PCGS Hong Kong Banknote submission form.
  • We do not accept shipments via Post Office (either Registered or Secured mail). Submissions can be sent via courier of your choice, or delivered in person to the PCGS Hong Kong Office. .
  • For additional information or to setup an appointment, contact Customer Service at +852 2194 6628 or email [email protected].
  • All packages must be addressed and mailed to:

    PCGS Hong Kong Office
    Suite 11A-14, 11/F
    Tower 3, China Hong Kong City
    33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,
    Kowloon, Hong Kong

WHEN SUBMITTING IN PERSON
  • PCGS Hong Kong Office is open Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
  • Appointments must be made in advance by calling +852 2194 6688

    PCGS Hong Kong Office
    Suite 11A-14, 11/F
    Tower 3, China Hong Kong City
    33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,
    Kowloon, Hong Kong

  • Visit PCGS at numismatic tradeshows throughout the year and submit your coins and banknotes for on-site grading or take-home submissions (where applicable).
Hong Kong Express Submission Schedule

Below are the cut off dates for submissions to be included for our Hong Kong Express shipments:

  • January 8, 2020
  • January 22, 2020
  • February 5, 2020
  • February 19, 2020
  • April 1, 2020
  • April 15, 2020
  • April 28, 2020
  • May 13, 2020
  • May 27, 2020
  • June 10, 2020
  • June 24, 2020
  • July 8, 2020
  • July 22, 2020
  • August 5, 2020
  • August 19, 2020
  • September 2, 2020
  • September 16, 2020
  • September 28, 2020
  • October 14, 2020
  • October 28, 2020
  • November 11, 2020
  • November 25, 2020
  • December 9, 2020
  • December 22, 2020

The submission deadline is 5:00 PM Hong Kong time on the dates listed above. We suggest you call +852 2194 6688 to schedule an appointment to drop off your banknotes in Hong Kong Office or check our Show Schedule for an event near you.

Pick Up Information

Turnaround Time:
Express shipments will be returned within 4 weeks of the cut off date. * All turnaround times are estimated.

Notification:
You will be notified via email by PCGS Hong Kong Office when your order is completed and ready for pick up/shipment.

All orders must be paid prior to pick up/shipment.

Location:
In Person: PCGS Hong Kong Office
By Mail: Banknotes will be shipped to the delivery address provided by customers once an order has been paid. Please note that customers are responsible for any postage/shipping fees.

Identification:
You must produce a passport/ID matching the information on the submission form.

Previously authorized individuals who are denoted on the submission form may pick up your orders with proper passport information.