2020 PCGS Collector Services & Fees

Effective January 2, 2020

You may also download the 2020 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.) coins. For PCGS Gold Shield™ , add $5 per coin in addition to the grading fee. Express Level and higher includes Gold Shield and TrueView™ at no additional cost.

SERVICE LEVELMAXIMUM
COIN VALUE
PRICE
RARITIES None $300 + 1%*
WALKTHROUGH $100,000 $150
EXPRESS $10,000 $65
REGULAR $2,500 $35
ECONOMY (Non-Gold, Non-Hammered)
(World patterns and Chinese portrait/dragon/fantasy dollars must be submitted at the Regular Service Level or higher.)
$300 $22
MODERN (1965 to date) $300 $16
MODERN GOLD (1965 to date) $2,500 $30
MINT ERRORS $10,000 $65
SPECIAL ISSUES
(U.S. - Colonials, Fractional Gold, Patterns, Territorials, Tokens and Medals)
$10,000 $65
ECONOMY SPECIAL ISSUES
(U.S. - Colonials, Fractional Gold, Patterns, Territorials, Tokens and Medals)
$300 $25
GUARANTEE RESUBMISSION (Standard or Gold Shield)
(Fee refunded if coin downgrades)
None $25
COLLECTORS CLUB VOUCHER $2,500 $0
REHOLDER $2,500/$100,000 $12/$17
RARITIES REHOLDER None $300
SERVICE LEVELTURN AROUND TIMESMAXIMUM
COIN VALUE
PRICE
SHOW RARITY 4 hours None $300 + 1%*
SHOW EXPRESS 4 hours $100,000 $300
SHOW END OF SHOW $100,000 $150
SHOW ECONOMY (5-coin min.) END OF SHOW $2,500 $65
SHOW GOLD (U.S. Gold – 10-coin min.) END OF SHOW $2,500 $45
SHOW REHOLDER END OF SHOW $2,500/$100,000 $12/$17
SHOW RARITIES REHOLDER 10 days None $300

 Coins requiring Gold Shield: 1. Non-U.S. coins submitted under any service level other than Modern. 2. Reholders valued above $2,500.

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

ADDITIONAL SERVICES
CAN BE ADDED TO ANY SERVICE LEVEL ABOVE
TrueView™ Imaging Service Service Price + $5
Variety Attribution (Eligible coins and pricing information) Service Price + $18
First Strike Designation (Listing of eligible coins) Service Price + $18
If you are submitting a PCGS encapsulated coin for Variety Attribution or TrueView Imaging Service, you are responsible for the corresponding grading or reholder cost.
Add 3-5 days to Service Level turnaround time. Variety Attribution not available for Show Services.
  • A $10 handling fee is required for each submission.
  • There is a $2 shipping fee (per order) when using your own shipping account.
  • On-Site Grading – All orders submitted for on-site grading that are not picked up by the end of show (normal PCGS show hours) will be taken back to PCGS headquarters and shipped directly to you. An additional fee of $2 (per order) will be charged on top of the standard shipping and handling fees, which are based upon the number of coins and total declared value.
  • Turnaround times are estimated in business days and are not guaranteed. The turnaround does not begin until the business day following the submission being entered into the grading system. Visit PCGS.com/Services for current turnaround times.
  • Oversized Holder – Coins that require the use of an oversized holder will be charged an oversized holder fee of $20 per coin.

TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS

GOLD SHIELD: Coin is imaged in high resolution, registered, and checked against PCGS’ vast proprietary imaging database. Includes TrueView™ image and enhanced security with the PCGS Gold Shield icon.

GRADING: For raw coins (not encapsulated).

REGRADE: For a coin previously graded by PCGS you feel might be worthy of a higher grade, submit coin in the holder. The coin will be removed from the PCGS holder and regraded. Grading fees will apply whether the coin upgrades or not. Coins that do upgrade will also be charged a Guarantee Premium based on the value of the coin.

** If the coin grades lower, the terms of the PCGS Guarantee will apply. For full disclosure of the PCGS Guarantee, visit PCGS.com/Guarantee.

CROSSOVER: For a coin previously graded (currently encapsulated) by another grading service. Minimum Grade: PCGS will holder the coin only if it meets or exceeds your specific request notated in the Minimum Grade column on the front of the form.

Grading fees will apply whether the coin crosses or not. Coins that do cross will also be charged a Guarantee Premium based on the value of the coin.*

Please specify one of the options in the minimum grade column. If you leave this area blank, PCGS will assume the minimum grade is the grade currently on the holder.

MINIMUM GRADE OPTIONS:

  • CURRENT – Requests coin to cross at grade listed on holder.
  • ANY – Requests coin to cross at any numerical grade (01-70).
  • DETAILS – Requests coin to cross at any numerical grade or Genuine no-Grade.
  • OTHER GRADE – If you would like to specify a different grade than listed on the holder, write your acceptable numerical grade (include suffix if applicable).
  • MINIMUM GRADE – You may (but are not required to) specify a minimum acceptable grade. Coins graded below the minimum acceptable grade will not be holdered; however, the full grading fee will be charged.

Note the following limitations apply:

  • You cannot specify a minimum details grade for existing genuine-holdered coins.
  • First Strike or equivalent will not be recognized.

NOTE: Minimum grades are not accepted for regrade or reconsideration service types.

REHOLDER: Re-encapsulation of PCGS-graded coin. Coin will not be regraded. Coins valued over $2,500 require Gold Shield.

RECONSIDERATION: Use the Reconsideration service if you would like to have your coin regraded without being removed from its current PCGS holder. Coins that upgrade will be removed from current holder, given the new grade and/or suffix, and placed in a new holder. Grading fees will apply whether the coin upgrades or not. Coins that do upgrade will also be charged the Guarantee Premium*.

Select one of the four options:

  1. Upgrade by full numeric grade (default) – If your coin’s grade is determined to improve by one numeric point or more (i.e. – 63 to 64 or 63+ to 64).
  2. Upgrade by Plus ONLY – If your coin’s grade is determined to improve by a Plus grade (i.e. – 58 to 58+).
  3. Upgrade by Suffix – If your coin’s designation is determined to improve by suffix even if the coin’s grade does not improve (i.e. – PL to DMPL, CA to DC, BN to RB).
  4. Any – Will accept options 1, 2 or 3.

*GUARANTEE PREMIUM: Equal to 1% of the value of the coin in its final grade. The value of the coin is determined by the PCGS Price Guide value for that grade or the Declared Value of the coin, if the Price Guide value is not available. The minimum amount for the Guarantee Premium is $5. PCGS reserves the right to make the final determination of the coin’s value.

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

** Additional terms and conditions apply. Please visit PCGS.com/Guarantee for more information.

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

  1. Genuine with Details (default)
  2. Do not holder Genuine-only coins.

DOMESTIC POSTAGE AND INSURANCE RATE CHART

TOTAL DECLARED VALUE
Number of Coins $1 - $1,000 $1,001 - $5,000 $5,001 - $15,000 $15,001 - $25,000 $25,001 - $50,000 $50,001 - $75,000 $75,001 - $100,000 $100,001 - $150,000 $150,001 - $200,000
1 - 4 $22.00 $28.00 $36.00 $41.00 $57.00 $62.59 $69.25 $104.95 $150.10
5 - 25 $27.00 $33.00 $41.00 $47.00 $66.00 $71.35 $76.60 $115.45 $171.10
26+ add .25 per coin add .25 per coin add .25 per coin add .25 per coin add .50 per coin add .50 per coin add .50 per coin add .50 per coin add .50 per coin
For packaging over $200,000, please contact Customer Service.

INTERNATIONAL RETURN POSTAGE & INSURANCE INCLUDED - $100,000 MAXIMUM

 CANADAEUROPEAll Other Regions/Countries
Up to 10 coins $54.40 $60.84 $72.94
11 to 20 coins $58.35 $65.97 $78.19
21 to 30 coins $62.30 $71.11 $83.43
31 to 40 coins $70.40 $80.96 $95.66
41 to 60 coins $82.57 $95.72 $113.99
Over 60 coins $1.41 per coin $1.56 per coin $1.68 per coin

One of the many benefits of becoming a PCGS Collectors Club member include the Quarterly Grading Special.
Each quarter, PCGS offers a new special, only available to our current Collectors Club members!