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 currently encapsulated or graded by any grading service. You may (but are not required to) specify a minimum acceptable grade. Banknotes graded below the minimum acceptable grade will not be holdered; however, the full grading fee will be charged.

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.

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 Banknote, PCGS Gold Shield Grading, or PCGS Banknote Grading certified banknotes. Any banknotes submitted under the reholder service will not be regraded.

PCGS Banknote Services & Fees
Effective March 31, 2021

Service Level Maximum Banknote Value (USD) Fee Per Note (USD)
†Rarity No limit 200 (+ 1% GP)†
High Value 25,000 185
Premium 10,000 85
Regular 2,500 45
Special Issues** 1,000 35
Value 1,000 30
Economy (Pre 1960) 300 20
Modern (1960 to Date) 300 18
Bulk Non-Consecutive* (A minimum of 50 modern notes of the same type) 300 POR
Bulk Consecutive* (A minimum of 25 consecutive notes) 300 POR
Reholder 25,000 10
High Value Reholder No limit 200
Handling Fee Per Submission 10

*Contact PCGS Hong Kong Office for bulk pricing.

**Specimen, proof, error, and small commercial (private) issue notes must be submittted through the Special Issues tier or higher.

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


Genuine Options

Select one per submission. Select "Standard" to have your notes graded numerically or "Genuine Only" for authentication only, no grading. The full grading fee will be charged with either selection.

Standard (Default)

Genuine Only

Additional Services  
Special Insert Service Price + 5 USD
First Print Service Price + 5 USD
First Day of Issue Service Price + 5 USD
Oversized Holder
* Required for banknotes larger than 19cm x 8cm
Service Price + 10 USD
Custom Oversized Holder
* Required for uncut sheets or banknotes larger than 19cm x 8cm
Service Price + 40 USD

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 Asia 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 Events or Express Shipments.
Hong Kong Express Submission Schedule

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

  • January 6, 2021
  • January 20, 2021
  • February 3, 2021
  • February 17, 2021
  • March 3, 2021
  • March 17, 2021
  • March 30, 2021
  • April 14, 2021
  • April 28, 2021
  • May 12, 2021
  • May 26, 2021
  • June 9, 2021
  • June 23, 2021
  • July 7, 2021
  • July 21, 2021
  • August 4, 2021
  • August 18, 2021
  • September 1, 2021
  • September 15, 2021
  • September 28, 2021
  • October 13, 2021
  • October 27, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • November 24, 2021
  • December 8, 2021
  • December 22, 2021

The submission deadline is 5:00 PM (GMT+8) Hong Kong time on the dates listed above. We suggest you call +852 2194 6688 to schedule an appointment to drop off your coins and banknotes at the 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.
*Please contact the PCGS Hong Kong office for bulk submission information and turnaround time.

Notification:
You will be notified via email by the 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 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.