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The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has revealed that they will be joining Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) and Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) at the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair (HKINF) at the Mira Hotel in Hong Kong, December 8–10, 2017.
The following services will be offered at the HKINF:
PMG Expedited Grading
PMG will offer its popular expedited-grading special for notes received during the December HKINF or at its Hong Kong office December 4–7. The estimated turnaround time for the expedited grading special is three weeks (not including shipping time). There is no additional fee for the faster turnaround time. Note: The turnaround time is approximate and not guaranteed. Submissions will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis, and, in the event of extremely high demand, later submissions may require a longer turnaround time.
Submit for NGC grading, NCS conservation, and PMG expedited grading before the show opens at the lounge on the 3rd floor of the Mira Hotel. NGC, NCS, and PMG representatives will be accepting submissions from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on December 6 and 7.
Submit for NGC grading, NCS conservation, and PMG expedited grading at booths A3-A6 during the HKINF.
All submissions received by NGC, NCS, and PMG are shipped with insurance to the companies’ headquarters in the United States for grading and, if requested, conservation. After grading, coins and notes are shipped with insurance to the companies’ Hong Kong office for pick-up. All submissions must be picked up at the Hong Kong office.
You must be an NGC or PMG Collector member or Authorized Dealer to submit to NGC, NCS, and PMG. Elite Collector members receive a 10% discount on conservation and grading. Not a member? Join now!
Free NGC and NCS Evaluations
David Camire, NCS president and NGC finalizer, will be conducting free evaluations of coins at the HKINF. Evaluations will be provided 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:00, December 8–9. To ensure that as many people as possible are helped, there is a limit of 10 coins per person for the free evaluations. Evaluations are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Note: Because evaluations are performed in a show environment, as opposed to the standard grading environment (with proper lighting conditions and facilities), all opinions should be used only as a guide. The grading opinion may change after the coins are submitted and evaluated in the office.
Free PMG Evaluations
Chad Greenbach, a PMG grading finalizer, will be conducting free evaluations of paper money at the HKINF. Evaluations will be provided 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:00, December 8–10. Here as well, there is a limit of 10 notes per person for the free evaluations, which are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Note: As with the free coin evaluations, because they are performed in a show environment as opposed to the standard grading environment (with proper lighting conditions and facilities), all opinions should be used only as a guide. The grading opinion may change after the notes are submitted and evaluated in the office.
Representatives from NGC, NCS, and PMG will also be available at booths A3-A6 to answer questions and explain the benefits of NGC, NCS, and PMG.
For more information, contact our Hong Kong office:
Phone: +852 2115 3639
About Numismatic Guaranty Corporation
Founded in 1987, NGC is the world’s largest third-party coin authentication, grading, and encapsulation service, with 39 million coins certified. Every coin that NGC grades is backed by the comprehensive NGC Guarantee of grade and authenticity, which gives buyers and sellers greater confidence.
About Numismatic Conservation Services
NCS is the world’s first professional coin conservation service and has handled more than 700,000 coins since it was established in 2001. NCS conservation removes harmful surface contaminants, stabilizes a coin’s surfaces, and improves a coin’s eye appeal.
About Paper Money Guaranty
PMG was founded in 2005 as a fully independent third-party paper money grading service, and employs a team of dedicated professional paper money graders who share a commitment to accuracy, consistency, and integrity. PMG is the world’s largest third-party paper money grading service, with about 2,500,000 notes certified. Each note that PMG grades is backed by its comprehensive PMG guarantee of grade and authenticity.
Press release courtesy of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation