Certified Collectibles Group Forms Alliance with Expansion Partner in China

Posted on 9/3/2008

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) has formed an exclusive partnership with Guangdong Province Collection Coin Association (GDPCCA) to operate a submission center and to serve as a marketing partner in China for coin and currency grading as well as coin conservation. The new affiliation will increase efficiencies for submitters in the China region, making it easier to send coins and currency to CCG in the USA. Collectors and dealers using the GDPCCA submission center will benefit from their insured overseas transport arrangements and brokered customs handling. This collaboration will also expand the role of CCG certification and conservation in the Southeast Asia market, and facilitate the exchange of Chinese coins and currency internationally.

The Certified Collectibles Group provides industry-leading grading and conservation services for the collectibles market. In the field of coins and paper money, this includes Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the leading coin certification company having graded more than 16 million coins; Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS), the only professional agency devoted to the conservation of coins and medals; and Paper Money Guaranty (PMG), the leading currency certification company.

The Guangdong Province Coin Collection Association is the most active and widely known numismatic association in China. It was formed in 1997, and is approved by the Guangdong Province government. The Association’s president is Mr. Zhen Wei Gang and its secretary general is Mr. Huang Jian Lin.

The principle objective of GDPCCA is to develop cultural research in Chinese numismatics to build and support the Chinese coin market. They publish coin magazines and newsletters and conduct seminars and organize exhibitions. Their members include prominent collectors and dealers. The association is also a member of the Guangdong Province Numismatist Professional Group.

Steven Eichenbaum, CEO of CCG, comments that, “In Mr. Zhen and the GDPCCA, we have found the premier partner to help us to develop the Chinese market, due to their strong and extensive relationships with collectors and dealers throughout China.”

Among coin collectors, the Chinese market has emerged as an important segment, due in part to the enormous popularity of the Chinese Panda bullion program and the innovative 22-coin Beijing Olympics commemorative program. Additionally, collectors of Chinese coinage have shown preference for NGC-certified coins because of their guarantee of authenticity. NGC provides a money-back guarantee should a coin that they have certified be determined to be not genuine, removing significant risks for collectors and increasing buyer confidence.

The Certified Collectibles Group member companies are independent and third-party to the marketplace, and they do not engage in the commercial buying and selling of collectibles. In numismatics, its member companies are NGC, NCS and PMG, all operated from the CCG headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, USA. For more information, contact the Certified Collectibles Group at 941.360.3994 or online at www.collectiblesgroup.com.

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