Guangzhou National Standard Numismatic Collection Grading Co. Ltd (Guangzhou GB), which opened in June 2009, is a full service submission center, sending coins to NGC and NCS and paper money to PMG.
During a recent visit to China, Guangzhou GB demonstrated its state-of-the-art handling procedures for transmission of coins to the US. Upon receipt at their office, each coin is weighed and photographed by trained personnel. In the photo below, Mr. Steve Eichenbaum, CEO of Certified Collectibles Group (CCG), looks on with Guangzhou GB management as a customer delivers coins for certification. This custom built tracking system confirms that each individual item is properly accounted for during the submission process. The submission center handles shipping, insurance and customs arrangements for transport to Sarasota, FL, providing international collectors with greater access to CCG services.
The marketplace in China is also currently experiencing a growing preference for NGC-certified coins that provide a guarantee of authenticity and condition. A large banner can be seen outside the numismatic marketplace in Guangzhou, China advertising the submission center’s services. In the photograph below, Mr. Eichenbaum is seen with Zhen Wei-Gang, president of the Guangdong Province Coin Collection Association, beside the newly installed billboard.