NGC's Evaluation Tier for Show Submissions

Posted on 3/10/2015

At shows, NGC may offer the Evaluation Tier for already holdered coins.

NGC's Evaluation tier combines and expands the services currently provided under NGC’s popular CrossOver, ReGrade and Designation Review tiers, giving submitters significantly greater flexibility.

Under the new Evaluation tier, coins certified by NGC and PCGS will be kept in their original holders unless the coin meets one of several specifications provided by the submitter.

The Evaluation tier allows submitters to request one or more of the options below:

  1. Remove the coin only if it merits the NGC Plus () Designation or NGC Star () Designation (specify one or both). Examples: MS 63 to MS 63 or MS 63 to MS 63.

  2. Remove the coin only if it will increase by at least one full numeric point. Example: MS 63 to MS 64.

  3. Remove the coin only if it merits a better designation. Examples: MS 63 to MS 63 PL, MS 63 PL to MS 63 DPL, PF 65 to PF 65 CA, PF 65 CA to PF 65 UC, MS 64 BN to MS 64 RB, MS 64 RB to MS 64 RD, MS 65 to MS 65 FT, MS 66 5FS to MS 66 6FS, MS 65 to MS 65 FH, etc.

Previously, coins submitted under NGC’s ReGrade, CrossOver and Designation Review tiers would be removed from their holders if NGC believed the coin to be the same grade and designation or higher. Many submitters, however, have expressed the desire to have the coin’s original holder and labeling remain intact if the coin does not merit a better grade or designation.

The fee for the Evaluation tier is $35 per coin plus an additional 3% (minimum $20) of the coin's NGC Price Guide value if the coin upgrades. If the coin does not upgrade, the fee will be only $35. The coin’s value will be determined by the NGC US Coin Price Guide. Note: The value for coins with the NGC Star () Designation will be calculated based on a 35% premium above the NGC US Coin Price Guide value for the coin's numeric grade.

The current handling fee per submission form applies.

To submit coins for this service, write “Evaluation” in bold letters on the NGC submission form. The type of Evaluation service requested should be clearly noted.

The Evaluation service is initially available for all US coins submitted at most NGC on-site grading events only. Contact NGC Customer Service at or 1-800-NGC-COIN (642-2646) to confirm availability.

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