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 graded by PCGS while remaining inside of the original holder. It is not removed from the holder unless in the opinion of the grader, the coin meets your selected upgrade preference (select one of the four specifications below):
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 qualifies for the selection you chose, you will lose your third party sticker service, such as Wings, Eagle Eye and CAC.
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. Please also specify which Reconsideration option you would like to apply to your entire submission (only one option per submission).
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.