NGC Announces New Services and Fees for 2012
Posted on 12/13/2011
NGC has announced its revised services and fees schedule that will go into effect January 1, 2012. While a number of refinements are being introduced, changes that affect World coins, ReHolder services and Imaging services are most significant.
NGC has added to its World grading tiers an Unlimited High Value WalkThrough for coins of unlimited value and capped the value limit of the High Value WalkThrough tier at $500,000. Additionally, NGC has added a World Modern Special tier for regular issue coins struck after 1970 requiring a special label including Releases designations.
ReHolder services have been refined by adding a High Value ReHolder level for coins valued over $10,000. NGC will continue to encapsulate coins submitted for ReHolder (coins valued at $10,000 or less) and High Value ReHolder using the Scratch-Resistant EdgeView® Holder. Two additional ReHolder service levels include an Oversize ReHolder for oversize coins (over 45mm in diameter) valued at $10,000 or less and an High Value Oversize ReHolder for coins valued over $10,000.
NGC's Imaging Services have been updated to include High Resolution (print quality) 300 dpi images on a CD returned with the coin(s). The new Photo Vision product includes a laminated photo document with high-quality enlarged images of the coin's obverse and reverse and label information and the high resolution images provided on a CD.
Submitters can, at their request, select Return Packaging (Ex. Mint capsules, Certificates of Authenticity and Mint boxes) for $3 per invoice plus shipping. These items will be returned immediately; not with the graded coins.
Discounted submission rates are available to NGC Authorized Dealers and Elite-level members of the NGC Collectors Society.
Turnaround times are approximate and not guaranteed. Estimated turnaround begins on the day coins are received at NGC.
|Unlimited Value WalkThrough||$600||Same-day service||All U.S. coins. No max value.|
|High Value WalkThrough||$250||Same-day service||All U.S. coins valued at $500,000 or less.|
|WalkThrough||$125||Same-day service||U.S. coins valued at $100,000 or less.|
|Express||$60||48 hours||U.S. coins valued at $10,000 or less.|
|Early Bird||$30||12 working days||U.S. coins valued at $3,000 or less.|
|Specialty Gold||$30||5 working days||All California fractional, $1 gold, $2.5 gold, $3 gold, $5 Indians, and all better-date US gold. Maximum value $3,000 per coin. Five (5) coin minimum|
|GoldRush||$25||5 working days||All dates for $5-$10-$20 Liberty; $10 Indian, $20 Saint Gaudens. Also accepting $5, $10, $25, $50 U.S. gold bullion. Maximum value $3,000. Five (5) coin minimum|
|Economy||$17||21 working days||All non-gold U.S. coins valued under $300, and $5, $10, $25, $50 U.S. gold bullion under $300 per coin (no Colonials). Five (5) coin minimum|
|Modern||$14||12 working days||All U.S. coins 1955 to present. Five (5) coin minimum. 5-coin minimum waived for America The Beautiful 5 oz. quarters.||Modern Special||$20||12 working days||All U.S. coins 1955 to present requiring a special label, including Releases designations and Eagle 20th and 25th Anniversaries. Five (5) coin minimum. 5-coin minimum waived for America The Beautiful 5 oz. quarters.|
|Unlimited High Value WalkThrough||$600||A.S.A.P. (usually same day)*
||All World coins. Unlimited value.|
|High Value WalkThrough||$250||A.S.A.P. (usually same day)*
||All World coins. Maximum value $500,000.|
|WalkThrough||$125||A.S.A.P. (usually same day)*
||All World coins. Maximum value $50,000.|
|Express||$60||48 hours*||All World coins valued at $10,000 or less.|
|Standard||$35||10 working days*||All World coins valued at $3,000 or less each.|
|Gold||$30||5 working days*||All World gold. Maximum value $3,000. Five (5) coin minimum.|
|*Occasionally there may be a delay as extra research is required on more esoteric items.|
|Value||$19||21 working days||All World coins valued at $300 or less. Five (5) coin minimum.|
|World Modern||$16.50||10 working days||Regular-issue coins struck after 1970 up to $2,000 in value. No patterns, die trials, etc. Five (5) coin minimum.|
|World Modern Special||$23||10 working days||Regular-issue coins struck after 1970 up to $2,000 in value requiring a special label including Releases designations. Five (5) coin minimum.|
|COINS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL RESEARCH
Certain coins valued under $3,000 that require additional research for authentication are NOT eligible for World Standard, Gold and Value tiers. Submit the following coins using World Express tier: RUSSIA, gold and silver coins, dated 1839 and before; RUSSIA, platinum coins, dated 1845 and before; CHINA, gold and silver coins, dated 1932 and before. ADDITIONAL TURNAROUND TIME MAY APPLY.
|Bulk||$25||20 working days||Ancient coins. Maximum value $1,500. 50-coin minimum|
|Bulk||$35||20 working days||Ancient coins requiring double-thick holders. Maximum value $1,500.|
|Standard||$35||20 working days||Ancient coins. Maximum value $3,000.|
|Express||$75||5 working days||Ancient coins. Maximum value $10,000.|
|Rarities||$150||5 working days||Ancient coins valued between $10,000-$50,000.|
|Ultra Rarities||$300||5 working days||Ancient coins valued over $50,000.|
An $8 handling fee per invoice applies to submissions for the above grading tiers. When none of these tiers are selected and coins are submitted for services only (described below), the handling fee is not applicable.
All of the grading tiers described here are covered by NGC's comprehensive guarantee of grade and authenticity. Any questions you may have about NGC's grading services can be answered by an NGC Customer Service Representative or an authorized member/dealer. These professionals can help you decide which tier or service offered by NGC best meets your needs.
Services for both US and World Coins
|CrossOver||Tier price||According to tier chosen
||CLICK FOR DETAILED SERVICE INFORMATION. PCGS-holdered coins are reviewed for NGC certification. Coins will be removed from their holders only if they can be graded at the same or higher than your specified minimum grade. Specify “ANY” as the minimum grade to have your coin crossed regardless of grade. Specify “DETAILS” to cross coins with detrimental surface conditions. NGC does not accept MS / PF 70 coins for CrossOver at the same grade. You may not request a higher minimum grade than is on the current holder. Non-PCGS-holdered coins must be removed from their holders and submitted raw.|
|ReGrade||Tier price||According to tier chosen
|If you disagree with a grade assigned by NGC you may submit the coin for review for a higher grade. Coin must be intact in its holder. Also, choose a grading tier according to coin value and desired turnaround.|
|Mint Error*||Tier price +$12||Tier + 5 working days
||NGC examines Mint Errors and assigns a designation. Coins will be encapsulated at NGC’s discretion. Choose a grading tier according to coin value and desired turnaround. Mint Error attribution fees apply when this service is requested - regardless of whether or not NGC determines your coin to be a recognized error coin.|
|VarietyPlus®*||Tier price + $12||Tier + 5 working days
||Upon request, NGC examines coins for recognized varieties and certifies with applicable designation. Choose a grading tier according to coin value and desired turnaround. VarietyPlus attribution fees apply when this service is requested - regardless of whether or not NGC determines your coin to be a recognized variety. See www.NGCcoin.com/VarietyPlus for a complete list of varieties we recognize.|
|*VarietyPlus and Mint Error attribution fees apply when these services are requested – regardless of whether or not NGC determines your coin to be a recognized variety or error coin.|
|Tokens & Medals||Tier price||According to tier chosen (Additional turnaround time may apply)||(World tokens must be submitted on World Coin Submission Form) For a complete list of Tokens and Medals we accept, please see Tokens and Medals Services. Variety attribution included.|
|Oversize Holder||Tier + $20||According to tier chosen||Coins over 45mm in diameter are placed in NGC Oversize Holder. Must be submitted on a separate submission form.|
|ReHolder||$7.50||5 working days||Coins, valued at $10,000 or less, in an NGC holder can be submitted for placement in a Scratch-Resistant EdgeView® holder.|
|High Value ReHolder||$15||5 working days||Coins, valued over $10,000, in an NGC holder can be submitted for placement in a Scratch-Resistant EdgeView® holder.|
|Oversize ReHolder||$17.50||5 working days||Oversize coins (over 45 mm in diameter) valued at $10,000 or less, in an NGC holder can be submitted for placement in a new holder.|
|High Value Oversize ReHolder||$25||5 working days||Oversize coins (over 45 mm in diameter) valued at over $10,000, in an NGC holder can be submitted for placement in a new holder.|
|Designation Review||$12||5 working days||NGC certified coins you’d like reviewed for a particular designation or variety, such as “FB”, “RB” or “”. There is no designation review service for . Coins must be submitted for regrading.|
|NCS Crossover||$5||5 working days||Coins encapsulated by NCS are NGC Details Graded.|
|Appearance Review||No Charge||12 working days||A service for review of an NGC coin you believe is over-graded or unattractively toned in a way that makes it unmarketable.|
|Metallurgic Analysis||$75||3 working days||Upon request, NGC performs a composition surface scan. The weight and three most abundant non-trace metals are listed on the certification label. All pattern, essay, trial and mint error coins, tokens and medals.|
|Return Packaging||$3/invoice||1 working day||Upon request, NGC will return Mint packaging (capsules, Certificates of Authenticity and Mint boxes). Packaging will be returned immediately (not with the graded coins).|
|Low Resolution Images||$5/coin, applies to all on the invoice||Tier + 1 working day||If chosen, NGC provides low resolution images for coins submitted under any of its grading and service tiers at $5 per coin. Applies to all coins on the invoice. Accurate 72 dpi, JPEG image of the coin holder's obverse and reverse sent by email.|
|High Resolution Images||$10/coin, applies to all on the invoice||Tier + 1 working day||If chosen, NGC provides high resolution images for coins submitted under any of its grading and service tiers at $10 per coin. Applies to all coins on the invoice. Accurate 300 dpi, JPEG image of the coin holder's obverse and reverse on a CD returned with the coins.|
|Photo Vision||$25||10-14 working days||A laminated photo document, 5.5" x 8.5" with high-quality enlarged images of the coin's obverse and reverse and label information. Print quality (300 dpi) images of the coin(s)on a CD returned with coins.|
|PHOTO PROOF®||Deluxe $65 Duplicate $15||Deluxe: 10-14 working days Duplicate: 5-7 working days||Coins you submit for NGC grading can also be digitally imaged and presented by NGC’s PHOTO PROOF. PHOTO PROOF IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO NGC-CERTIFIED COINS.|
NGC reserves the right to charge higher tier rates if a submitted item’s value exceeds the maximum value allowed using the originally selected tier. This also includes instances where the value provided by the submitter is below the coin’s fair market value.