Below is a step-by-step guide to completing the PCGS submission form. You may either click within the numbered areas on the form or scroll down to see all the instructions plus shipping instructions and complementary grading submissions. By following these instructions you will prevent any delays in processing your order.
Member Name and Number: Fill in your name and PCGS Collectors Club member number. Your member number is located on your welcome letter or within your online account.
Return Shipping Address: Fill in your return shipping address and contact details. Be sure to provide your full email address and phone number. In the event PCGS has questions or concerns regarding the submission, you will be contacted via email using the address provided. PCGS will only contact customers via phone if an email response is not received.
Service Group: Select a Service Group (one per form). Gold Shield™ service includes free TrueView™ imaging. If selecting Gold Shield service, please add $5 per coin. Some service levels include Gold Shield and are identified via the golden shield icon. All World (Non-U.S.) coins require the use of the PCGS World Coin Submission form.
Available Service Group options:
Genuine Option: All coins submitted are subject to being deemed as Genuine (not gradable). Select one of the two options for our Genuine Service. Only one option is allowed per submission form:
NOTE: Full grading fee will be charged.
Service Type: Select a type of submission (one per form).
Reconsideration – For PCGS-graded and encapsulated coins that you would like regraded without removing the coin from its current PCGS holder unless the coin upgrades. Select one of the sub-options below:
Coins that upgrade under the Reconsideration service will be charged an additional Guarantee Premium fee of 1%. The 1% fee is based on the value of the coin in its final grade. If a PCGS Price Guide value is available for the coin, the 1% will be charged based on this value. If a PCGS Price Guide value is not available, the 1% fee will be based on the declared value noted on the submission form. PCGS reserves the right to determine the coins final value. View additional details on PCGS Reconsideration Service.
Service Level: Select the appropriate service level based on the type of coin(s) being submitted, the declared value of the coin(s) or the requested turnaround time desired (one per form).
Coin Details: Indicate all pertinent coin information:
Coin Description/Variety: Indicate the description of each coin and any important varieties or features (if applicable). Variety example: On a 1937-D Buffalo Nickel, a variety would be 3 Legs. While PCGS does not recognize every variety for all coins, we will recognize most major varieties. Certain varieties will only be recognized through the Variety Attribution Service.
For Non-U.S. Coins, indicate the country of origin for each coin (World coin submissions must use the PCGS World Coin Submission form).
Min. Grade: Indicate the lowest acceptable grade. For coins currently encapsulated by a third-party grading service other than PCGS, provide your minimum acceptable grade. You cannot indicate a minimum grade higher than the grade currently on the label. For raw (non-graded and encapsulated) coins 1965 to date, you may indicate (but are not required to) a minimum grade.
NOTE: Minimum grades are not accepted on Regrade or Reconsideration Service Types or coins dated prior to 1965.
For Raw Coins: Use this column only if you do not want your coin encapsulated unless it meets this minimum grade or higher. You will be charged the full grading fee even if your coin does not meet the minimum grade specified and is not encapsulated.
For Crossovers: For a coin previously graded (currently encapsulated) by another grading service, PCGS will holder the coin only if it meets or exceeds your specific request. Please specify one of the following options (If you leave this area blank, PCGS will assume the minimum grade is the grade currently on the holder).
Fees: Standard grading fees will apply whether the coin crosses or not (since the coin completed the grading process and our graders rendered an opinion). Coins that do cross will also be charged a Guarantee Premium based on the value of the coin. For coins which do not meet the minimum grade specified, the result for the coins will show as Did Not Cross. Please keep in mind that it is not uncommon for different grading services to reach different conclusions about the grade of a particular coin. PCGS is not bound, in any way, by an opinion rendered by another grading service.
Alternate Return Shipping: Complete this section only if requesting the use of your own USPS Express Mail or FedEx account or you are a PCGS Authorized Dealer planning to pick up your submission at the PCGS office. If you are requesting PCGS to return your submission via your FedEx or USPS Express Mail account, fill in your full account number, insurance limit, delivery option and indicate if a signature is required. If you are a PCGS Authorized Dealer planning to pick up your submission, please check the appropriate box. Note: Pick up option is available by appointment only.
*Standard grading fees will apply whether the coin crosses or not (since the coin completed the grading process and our graders rendered an opinion). Coins that do cross will also be charged a Guarantee Premium based on the value of the coin. For coins which do not meet the minimum grade specified, the result for the coins will show as Did Not Cross. Please keep in mind that it is not uncommon for different grading services to reach different conclusions about the grade of a particular coin. PCGS is not bound, in any way, by an opinion rendered by another grading service.
Method of Payment: Select your method of payment. PCGS accepts cash, check, money order, all major credit cards or payment via line of credit established with PCGS.
If the desired method of payment option is "credit card on-file", select the CCOF box. Indicate the last four digits of the credit card on-file for verification. Purchasing a PCGS membership or subscription online does not place a credit card on-file with PCGS. If you would like to register a credit card on-file (for submission payment) please contact PCGS Customer Service at 800-447-8848.
If you have an established line of credit with PCGS and would like this payment option, select the LOC box.
If paying with a credit card or a credit card on-file, sign the card holder signature line.
Review the Terms and Conditions on the back of the submission form and sign and date the front of the form. By signing the form, you are agreeing to the PCGS terms and conditions. Orders without signatures will not be processed. Please reference the PCGS Collectors Club Agreement (PDF) for additional information.
Additional Submission Information:
Guarantee Premium: This additional fee applies to Rarities, Crossovers and Reconsiderations. The Guarantee Premium is 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.
As a Gold or Platinum PCGS Collectors Club Member, you have been provided a voucher for complimentary coin grading submissions as part of your membership.
Please include your voucher with your complimentary submissions or provide the voucher number on the "other" line in the Service Level section.
You may submit your coins for either Grading (raw), Regrade, Crossover, or Reconsideration. You cannot submit U.S. and World coins together and you cannot submit Grading, Regrades, Crossovers or Reconsiderations on the same submission form.
PCGS CUSTOMER SERVICE:
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