PCGS Restoration is a service designed to help Collectors address environmental problems with their coins.
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Pricing & Policies
The Grading Fee is based on the declared value of the coin.
The Restoration Fee is a 3% Guarantee Premium (minimum of 10 USD) based on the value of the coin in its final grade after restoration. PCGS will determine all fees once the order is finalized. The final value of the coin is determined by the Price Guide value for that grade or the Declared Value of the coin, if the Price Guide value is not avaliable.
10 USD Evaluation Fee: If PCGS determines the coin(s) will not benefit from restoration or should not be restored, the coin(s) will still be submitted for grading. Coins that are not restorable will be charged an evaluation fee of 10 USD per coin and then sent for grading. For coins that complete the grading process, standard grading fees apply plus the evaluation fee (see below for grading fee structure).
Please Note: The final cost of a restoration submission cannot be determined until coins have completed the restoration and grading process; consequently, the submission form costs will be estimated before the Guarantee Premium would be applied.
Restoration fees can be paid by the following methods of payments: Credit Cards, Cash or Bank Wire Transfer.
|Maximum Coin Value (USD)
|Extra Fee Per Coin (USD)
|†Restoration High Value
|†Restoration Economy Non-Gold*
|Restoration Modern (1955 to Date)*
NFC anti-counterfeiting technology included in all service levels.
* Guarantee Premium (GP)/Restoration Fee: 3% of the value of the coin in its final grade. The value of the coin is determined by the PCGS Price Guide value or the Declared value if the Price Guide value is not available. The minimum amount for the Guarantee Premium is 10 USD. PCGS reserves the right to make the final determination of the coin's value. Applies to any coins that are deemed restorable.
* Patterns, Specimens, Mint Errors, Pre 1925 Russian (1 Rouble and larger), and Chinese portrait/dragon/fantasy dollars must be submitted at the Regular Service Level or higher
Eligibility & Requirements
All U.S. and World coins that PCGS currently authenticates may be submitted.
You must be a current PCGS Collectors Club Member or PCGS Authorized Dealer to submit coins for PCGS Restoration.
The appropriate PCGS Asia Restoration submission form must be used.
Submit currently PCGS-graded coins in their existing holders.
Coins graded by other third-party grading services may be submitted, only if you authorize PCGS to remove the coin(s) from their holder(s) following the initial evaluation of the coin(s). Coins removed from other third-party holders do not qualify for a grade guarantee. You indemnify PCGS from any damage that may be done to the coin(s) during this process. You also acknowledge that some coins may have problems that are not apparent until removed from their holder.
Restoration submissions will be accepted at the PCGS Hong Kong office, through the mail, or at Trade Shows (when avaliable).
Genuine with Details is the default Genuine service. The “Do Not Holder” Genuine option can be selected on the submission form.
The Restoration service adds time to normal grading turnaround times. Estimated turnaround time is 4-6 weeks. All turnaround times are estimated.
All coins are evaluated before being removed from their holders.
You must agree that PCGS has the right to determine all final coin values.
You must agree to pay all fees as determined by PCGS or your submission will not be accepted.
All grades are possible including Genuine, Not Gradable.
Submitting a coin for PCGS Restoration in no way guarantees the upgrade of your coin. If the coin is already in a PCGS holder, it is guaranteed not to downgrade, nothing more. Through our restoration service, PCGS is committed to preserving and restoring coins to their original and natural condition.