Using NGC CrossOver Service

Posted on 9/17/2009

IMPORTANT: The article below is out of date. For the latest CrossOver instructions and fees, click here.

NGC provides a CrossOver service option for coins certified by other companies that reside in sealed holders. Using this service allows a submitter to send these coins to NGC for certification without removing them from their holders prior to submission. If the coins meet NGC-standards for the submitter's requested minimum grade, they will be removed from their holders and certified by NGC. If they fail to meet NGC’s standards, they will be returned to the submitter in their original holders.

When submitting coins for CrossOver service, an appropriate grading tier must be selected. CrossOver coins should always be submitted on an invoice by themselves separate from coins that do not require CrossOver service. There is no additional fee for CrossOver; only the grading tier charges apply.

The major distinguishing feature of completing a CrossOver submission is the Minimum Grade column on the submission form. The following list of instructions clarifies how this information should be provided to NGC so that your submission can be processed accurately and without delay:

CrossOver at same grade — If you would like your coin to be certified by NGC at the same grade as it is presently certified, write SAME in the space provided in the CrossOver Min. Grade column. Note that the minimum grade request applies to both the numerical grade and designation such as Cameo or Ultra Cameo. If the grade criteria are satisfied but the designation criteria are not, your coin will not cross.

IMPORTANT: If the CrossOver Min. Grade column on the NGC Submission Form is left blank, the grade on the holder becomes the CrossOver Minimum Grade. A blank column does NOT mean cross at any grade. It means cross at same grade.

You may NOT request a higher grade than the grade on the current holder — Even though a higher grade cannot be requested when using the CrossOver submission, coins can cross at a higher grade level if they meet NGC’s standards.

Coins graded MS70 or PF70 — NGC does not accept MS/PF70 coins for CrossOver at the same grade. The highest accepted minimum grade is MS/PF69.

Specified Minimum Grade — Submitters willing to cross their coins to NGC at a lower grade level than the grade on the holder can specify a minimum grade by writing the numeric grade in the CrossOver Min. Grade column. For example, if a coin is graded MS64 and the submitter will accept an MS63 from NGC, the grade MS63 should be written in the CrossOver Min. Grade for that line item.

Cross at any grade — Write ANY in the CrossOver Min. Grade column to have your coins crossed regardless of their grades. Note that coins with detrimental surface conditions such as scratches or improper cleaning will not cross if ANY is specified.

Coins for NGC Details Grading — Coins with detrimental surface conditions, including coins that have been net graded or described as genuine by other companies can be crossed to an NGC Details Grading holder by writing DETAILS in the CrossOver Min. Grade column. If DETAILS is requested and a coin is eligible for numerical grade, a numerical grade will be assigned. And vice versa, if a numerically graded coin has a detrimental surface condition, it will be NGC Details Graded if DETAILS has been specified.

Coins with Designations, for example CAMEO and FULL BANDS — When submitting coins for CrossOver, you cannot request a designation that is not already assigned to the coin on its current holder. For example, you cannot request that a Standing Liberty Quarter that has not been designated FULL HEAD cross to NGC only if it receives the FULL HEAD designation.

Star Designation — You cannot request that a coin cross only if it receives the NGC Star Designation.

The submitter is responsible for CrossOver Minimum Grade requests. Other grading services may employ standards that are vastly different from NGC’s grading standards. Please note, no refunds or rebates are available for coins that failed to cross because CrossOver Minimum Grade requests were too high.

If you have additional questions regarding NGC’s CrossOver Service, please contact NGC Customer Service.

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