PCGS Services

You collect. We protect.

Here you can learn more about the various coin services we offer our PCGS Collectors Club members.

About PCGS

Since 1986, PCGS has been the industry standard for the authentication and grading of rare coins.

Coin grading and authentication emerged as a solution to rampant counterfeiting and coin doctoring in the collectible coin industry. With our team of renowned experts in vintage and modern U.S. and World coins, PCGS has built the most trusted brand in coin grading and authentication. Backed by the PCGS guarantee and tracked through the PCGS cert verification database PCGS coins are the most secure, most liquid and highest valued coins in the market.

PCGS pioneered the tamper-evident, sonically sealed, high security method of coin encapsulation to allow for safe storage and peace of mind. Since then, the addition of the PCGS TrueView photo service has created the perfect way to display coins both in your home and digitally.

Whether you are a seasoned collector, or you just inherited a family collection, having your coins authenticated and graded by PCGS ensures maximum security, value and liquidity.

Research U.S. Coins at PCGS CoinFacts

Submission Types

Below are the five primary coin grading submission types for PCGS

Coin Grading

Coins authenticated and graded by the industry leader


Replace old or damaged PCGS holders


PCGS graded coins regraded raw


Submit your coins in original holders


Improve value, security and liquidity for coins graded by other companies

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Per coin fee for our most commonly used service levels


For coins valued $300 or less



For coins valued $2,500 or less



For coins valued $10,000 or less



For coins valued $100,000 or less



For coins valued $100,001 or more

$300 + 1%*

Estimated Turnaround Times

Standard & Gold Shield U.S. World
Express 15 20
Regular 40 50
Economy 45 60
Modern 20 60
Modern Value 20 60

The turnaround times stated above are the previous week’s average for each service level indicated. These times are estimated, as turnaround times always vary. Certain tokens and medals may require additional research, and turnaround times can fluctuate based on the amount of research required. Times listed are in business days. Turnaround times may fluctuate based on many factors. PCGS counts business days starting the day after the order is entered into the PCGS system and does not include the time it takes to open incoming packages to PCGS or to ship orders once they are completed.

Grading Standards

In 1948, Dr. William Sheldon, a renowned numismatist, developed the Sheldon Scale, assigning grades from "1" through "70" to coins. The basis of Sheldon’s theory was that a "70" would be worth 70 times as much as a "1."

PCGS built its grading standards upon the Sheldon Scale when it introduced the concept of encapsulated, third-party grading in 1986. Review the details behind the PCGS grading standards through the link below.

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PCGS Guarantee

PCGS became the industry standard for coin grading and authentication by providing maximum value, security, and liquidity for collectible coins. An added benefit of PCGS coin grading is the peace of mind provided by our PCGS Guarantee of Grade & Authenticity. This cash-back warranty policy ensures the accuracy of the grade assigned to any PCGS-graded coin, as long as it remains in its tamper-evident PCGS holder. Read the policy in its entirety through the link below.

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