(Hong Kong) Beginning June 1st 2017, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will revise some services and fees. Among the changes are two key revisions: 1. The issue year of modern coins will be prolonged from 1979 to 1955, 2. The banknote grading service will change. All PCGS Collectors Club members and dealers will benefit from the changes, as they will make submissions easier.
The changes are listed below:
The issue year of modern coins will be prolonged from 1979 to 1955, bringing more benefits and convenience to collectors. For example, for Chinese one cent coins issued in 1955 and with an appraisal price of USD300 or less, you may choose modern non-gold coin service level, at a rate of USD 16 /piece, which is USD 6 less than that of the former economy service level.
Please see the following chart for PCGS Hong Kong Coin Grading Services & Fees:
SERVICE LEVEL MAXIMUM COIN VALUE (USD) FEE PER COIN (USD) Modern Non-Gold (1955 to Present) 300 16 Modern Gold (1955 – Present) 3,000 30 Economy 300 22 Value 1,500 30 Regular 3,000 45 Premium 20,000 80 High Value 100,000 120 Rarity 500,000 250 Ultra Rarity None 550 Bulk (Min. order of 100pcs) None POR Reholder None 10
Specimen is required to submit at Regular level or above. Mint error is required to submit at Value level or above.
ADDITIONAL SERVICE EXTRA FEE PER COIN (USD) Double Thick Holder 5 Oversized Holder 10 Mint Error 15 Variety Charge 15 Special Label 5 First Strike designation 5 First Day of Issue designation 8
Banknote grading service change
Please see the following chart for PCGS Hong Kong Gold Shield Grading Services & Fees:
SERVICE LEVEL MAXIMUM BANKNOTE VALUE (USD) FEE PER NOTE (USD) Modern - 1961 to Date 300 16 Economy 300 18 Value 1,500 30 Regular 3,000 45 Premium 20,000 85 High Value 100,000 185 Rarity None 300 Bulk (Min. of 50 Notes, Same Type of modern banknotes) None POR Reholder None 10
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 Value or higher.
Error notes and Small Commercial (private) Issue notes must submit to Value or higher.
ADDITIONAL SERVICE EXTRA FEE PER NOTE (USD) Oversized Holder 10 Error Notes 15 Small Commercial (private) Issue Notes 15
For the additional services, extra fee will be charged if applicable.
Founded in 1986 by distinguished numismatic experts, Professional Coin Grading Service is the most respected coin authentication and grading company in the world and has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Paris and the United States.