2021 PCGS Collector Services & Fees - Banknotes

Effective January 1, 2021

You may also download the 2021 Collectors Club Services and Fees PDF.

Collectors Club membership is required for all submissions. If you are not a member, join now.

The following services are available for U.S. and World (non-U.S.) banknotes. All service levels include Gold Shield . NFC anti-counterfeiting technology is now included in all service levels.

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
MODERN BULK NON-CONSECUTIVE (min. of 50) $300 $13
VINTAGE (PRE 1960) BULK NON-CONSECTUTIVE (min. of 50) $300 $18
COLLECTORS CLUB VOUCHER $2,500 -
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 19cm x 8cm)
Service Price + $10
Custom Oversized Holder
(For uncut sheets or banknotes larger than 25cm x 19cm)
Service Price + $40
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 exceed 19cm x 8cm, require the use of an oversized holder and will be charged an oversized holder fee of $10 per banknote.
  • Custom Oversized Holder – Uncut sheets or banknotes that exceed 25cm x 19cm, require the use of a custom oversized holder and will be charged an oversized holder fee of $40/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.
  • Modern Bulk Non-consecutive – A minimum of 50 non-consecutive banknotes, dated 1960 - date, are required to submit through the Modern Bulk Non Consecutive service level.
  • Vintage (Pre 1960) Bulk Non-consecutive – A minimum of 50 non-consecutive banknotes, dated before 1960, are required to submit through the Vintage (Pre 1960) Bulk Non-Consecutive service level.

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. NFC anti-counterfeiting technology included in all service levels.

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. For full disclosure of the PCGS Banknote Guarantee, visit PCGS.com/Banknote/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: 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. Please visit PCGS.com/Banknote/Guarantee for more information.

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: Please select “Standard” to have your notes graded numerically or “Genuine only” for authentication only. Only one option may be selected. The full grading fee will be charged with either selection.

  1. Standard (default)
  2. Genuine Only

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