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Offline Gintas

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Sending coins to NGC or PCGS in Europe
« on: November 24, 2017, 05:04:50 PM »
Sending coins to NGC or PCGS in Europe
Good Day,

I'm from Lithuania. Maybe you can help me.
I know that coins can be sent for grading through NGC or PCGS dealer, but in main time want to try ourself.

What is the procedure to certify coins in NGC and PCGS in Europe?

For Example:
1) On NGC site I need join into NGC Collectors society. As I understand it is 40$ worth.
2) What's my next steps? How much it will take? I need send coins to Munich(NGC)?

Whould be great if will write all steps with real price example.

P.S: Which grading service do you prefer: NGC or PCGS?

Sorry for my English.
Thank You!

Offline Gintas

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Re: Sending coins to NGC or PCGS in Europe
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 08:59:53 AM »
Nobody knows  :-[

Offline capnbirdseye

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Re: Sending coins to NGC or PCGS in Europe
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 10:28:05 AM »
Nobody knows  :-[

I think there are too many disputes over grading, also many coins are being offered for sale in fake NGC or similar capsules which are easy to replicate if you have the equipment.  This has happened with Indian coins which are faked in huge quantities
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Re: Sending coins to NGC or PCGS in Europe
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 06:15:20 PM »
Nobody knows  :-[

Guess the primary reason why you did not get a "use this service, avoid that one" type reply is, well, grading services are American and primarily used by Americans. ;)  None of my coins is in such a plastic coffin, and I think that many other collectors around here do not use them either.

Seems you have to be a "member" in order to submit coins yourself - or you need to use the services of a dealer. Have a look here:
https://www.pcgseurope.com/submit?l=en
http://www.ngccoin.co.uk/Submit-Coins/How-to-Submit

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Offline Manfred1

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Re: Sending coins to NGC or PCGS in Europe
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 08:46:06 AM »
P.S: Which grading service do you prefer: NGC or PCGS?

My "penny" worth of info ...

NGC or PCGS? It depends on your personal preference. The slabs slightly differs and do not look the same.

Personally i don't care if the coin is graded by NGC or PCGS. (Most of my coins are graded and rest in NGC coffins as mentioned)

Most of my coins are proof coins. I always prefer to get them graded and for protection against damage.
I can send you a picture of one of my gold proof coins with a nice fingerprint on it. One of my Dumb%&^$ friends contributed to this.

If you are only interested in grading a few coins then i would suggest you find a dealer to submit the coins on your behalf.
It is not worth the money to subscribe as a member in order to submit only a few coins.

I will try to find more info on dealers in Europe who will submit coins on your behalf since no other WOC member in Europe seems to grade coins.

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Re: Sending coins to NGC or PCGS in Europe
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 10:42:01 AM »
The following link was posted by "jdmern" on another forum.

This is dealers in Germany registered at PCGS that may be able to help.

https://www.pcgs.com/Dealers/Default.aspx?cc=DE&rn=12&mn=5

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Re: Sending coins to NGC or PCGS in Europe
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2017, 10:57:55 AM »
Thank You!  :)

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Re: Sending coins to NGC or PCGS in Europe
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 02:21:02 PM »
hello
As you speak about PCGS or others, just a question; how do they make for grader an unknown coin until then? By extrapolating: if I have money I go in China, I am made a coin, I send to them, on which criteria they are going to base themselves.
i ask because in little time i have seen 3 coins one come from China (all the coins for this seller are scarce  ,big price and all are grading) the two other in a shop of French seller. I know many collectors for Reunion coins and nobody know those coins
what do you think ?
best regards  Gerard