2020 PCGS Collector Services & Fees - Banknotes

Effective January 2, 2020

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The following services are available for U.S. and World (non-U.S.) banknotes. All service levels include Gold Shield

SERVICE LEVELMAXIMUM
BANKNOTE VALUE
PRICE
RARITY None $200 (+1%GP)
HIGH VALUE $25,000 $185
EXPRESS $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 CONSECUTIVE (min. of 25) $300 $12
BULK NON-CONSECUTIVE (min. of 50) $300 POR
COLLECTORS CLUB VOUCHER $2,500 $0
REHOLDER $25,000 $10
HIGH VALUE REHOLDER None $200

Guarantee Premium (1% of PCGS Price Guide value or Declared Value). See below for details.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES
CAN BE ADDED TO ANY SERVICE LEVEL ABOVE
First Day of Issue Service Price + $5
First Print Service Price + $5
Oversized Holder
(For banknotes larger than 19.5cm x 21cm)
Service Price + $10
Add 3-5 days to Service Level turnaround time.
  • A $10 handling fee is required for each submission.
  • There is a $2 shipping fee (per order) when using your own shipping account.
  • Oversized Holder – Banknotes that require the use of an oversized holder will be charged an oversized holder fee of $10 per banknote.
  • Special Issues – Specimen, Proof, Error and small commercial (private) issue notes must be submitted through this tier or higher.
  • Bulk Consecutive – A minimum of 25 consecutive banknotes are required to submit through the Bulk Consecutive service level.
  • Bulk Non-consecutive – For those wishing to submit 50 or more non-consecutive banknotes, please contact Business Development at [email protected] for more information.

TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS

GOLD SHIELD: Includes a high-resolution image of both the obverse and reverse of the banknote along with enhanced security with the PCGS Banknote holder.

GRADING: For raw banknotes (not currently encapsulated).

REGRADE: For banknotes previously certified by PCGS Banknote, PCGS Gold Shield Grading, or PCGS Banknote Grading that you feel might be 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.

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

GUARANTEE RESUBMISSION: f you have a PCGS Gold Shield or PCGS Banknote-graded banknote that you feel is overgraded, misattributed, or counterfeit, submit the banknote through PCGS Banknote through the Guarantee Resubmission Service. A fee of $25 per banknote must accompany all submissions through this service. If your banknote is downgraded, the terms of the PCGS Banknote Guarantee will apply and all fees and charges related to the Guarantee Resubmission will be refunded.

** Additional guarantee terms and conditions apply.

GUARANTEE PREMIUM: 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. The minimum amount for the Guarantee Premium is $5.00. PCGS reserves the right to make the final determination of the banknote’s value.

GENUINE SERVICE: All bankotes submitted are subject to being deemed as Genuine (not gradable). Full grading fees will be charged for either option. Please reference PCGS.com/Banknote/Grades for examples. Select only one of the two options:

  1. Standard (default)
  2. Genuine Only

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