Packaging & Mailing

We ask that you send your coins in 2 ½ x 2 ½ Mylar flips. You can purchase them and other packaging supplies at our online store. Please DO NOT send your coins in stapled holders, 2x2 flips, vinyl flips (that may contain PVC) or tubes, as doing so can cause a delay in processing. Please do not use an excess of tape or packing material. 

Place a white sticker on the flip and write the submission and line number that corresponds to that coin. We recommend keeping your coins together in the same order as they are written on your submission form by rubber banding them together.

Package your coins with bubble wrap or Styrofoam to cushion your prized coins en route to PCGS (please refrain from using unusual packaging).

Place the coins on a sheet of bubble wrap

Carefully wrap the bubble wrap around the coins

Securely tape the bubble wrap in place

Place your submission form and any checks or vouchers inside the package with the order. Do not tape checks/vouchers to the outside of the package beneath the packing tape. Be sure to seal your package securely to reduce the risk of tampering during shipping and prevent coins slipping through openings in the box (paper tape is required on Registered Mail packages).

We recommend that you mail your package via Registered Mail through the USPS. Please mail all packages to:

PO Box 9458
Newport Beach, CA 92658

For FedEx Ground Shipments only:

1610 E. St. Andrew Place Ste. 150
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Note: On all packages please indicate the fastest service level you are sending on the outside of your package, preferably below the address, in all capital letters. (i.e. EXPRESS; CLUB; REGULAR; etc.)


FedEx and other third-party shipping services have now introduced GPS tracker tags as an option to send with your packages for more thorough tracking. Individuals can also purchase off-the-shelf tracker tags to include in their shipments. FedEx trackers are returned to FedEx within 24 hours after they arrive at PCGS. If you send an order to PCGS with a tracker tag you purchased, please be advised of the following:

  1. You will be contacted by a PCGS representative within 24 hours of the order being unboxed and have the option to have the tracker returned to you. You will be charged a separate return shipping fee as the tracker cannot be held at PCGS and shipped back with your order.
  2. If you do not respond to the PCGS representative within 24 hours after they contact you about your tracker, then it will be discarded.
  3. If you don’t want to pay for return shipping for the tracker, then it will be discarded.