Any coin currently inside a PCGS holder is eligible for PCGS Reconsideration, including any color label, any year, and any type of coin.
PCGS Reconsideration is your opportunity to resubmit for a possible better grade without the risk of losing your original label. The coin is not removed from the holder unless the coin upgrades by one numeric point or more. It is graded by PCGS while remaining inside of the original holder.
For example, if your coin is in a MS65 holder and it upgrades to MS66, it will be cracked out and placed in a MS66 holder. If your coin is in a MS65+ holder and upgrades to MS66, it will be cracked out and placed in a MS66 holder. If your coin is in a MS65 and upgrades to a MS65+, it will not be removed from the holder and will be returned to you in its original holder. The label will remain the same and nothing new will be indicated on the holder or label.
This program is a win-win for collectors. You keep your original holder if your coin doesn’t upgrade; if it does upgrade, your coin receives a higher grade and fresh labeling.
If your coin upgrades, you will be charged an additional 1% of the final value of the coin in its final grade, this is referred to as the Guarantee Premium (the GP 1% would be in addition to the basic service level you select). If your coin does not upgrade, you will be charged the simple basic service level fee and any other fees applicable to your submission.
If your coin upgrades, we will not return your original PCGS label to you. This is for population reporting reasons so we can keep accurate information in our database.
You asked for it and we delivered. Listening to your feedback and considering the process, we developed a process to allow Reconsideration.
Other than the grade itself, anything on the original label will stay the same, including pedigree, descriptions and certification numbers.
Note that if your coin upgrades by one full numeric point or more, you will lose your third party sticker service, such as Wings, Eagle Eye and CAC.
At this time, there are no programs in place to accept these changes. However, based on your requests we will look into making these changes in the future.
There is a ‘Reconsideration’ check box in the ‘Type of Submission’ section of the submission form. Check this box to designate Reconsideration as your submission type. As with any PCGS submission: you cannot mix reconsiderations with raw, regrades or crossovers.
The PCGS 1% Guarantee Premium is based off the final grade of the coin according to the PCGS Price Guide. If there is no PCGS Price Guide value, the 1% is based off the Declared Value of the coin as stipulated on the submission form. Note, however, that PCGS reserves final discretion on the value of the coin. This may result in the fees you have calculated on the submission form being adjusted to best reflect the value of the coins submitted. For this reason, it is best to pay by credit card in the event that your fees are adjusted.
Currently, Reconsideration is only available through PCGS US offices. We do also accept Reconsiderations during on-site grading as part of our U.S. show schedule.
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