NGC and NCS Streamline 2016 Submission Process

Posted on 12/15/2015

Updates include a combined NGC and NCS submission form and a new discount opportunity on NCS conservation fees.

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) have announced a streamlined submission process and other customer friendly improvements that will take effect January 1, 2016. NGC and NCS are independent members of the Certified Collectibles Group (CCG).

The companies have combined their submission process so that only a single form is needed for NGC grading and NCS conservation. Submissions to both companies can be made at the same time, to the same address, and there will no longer be separate billing from NGC and NCS. Professional conservation by NCS will continue to be an optional service but it will now be easier for customers to submit to NCS.

In addition, the Standard Conservation service from NCS will no longer have a separate 1% Evaluation fee. If NCS believes that a coin submitted under this service will benefit from conservation, it will charge a flat 5% of the coin’s fair market value. If NCS believes that a coin submitted under this service will not benefit from conservation, no NCS fee will be charged and the coin will be transferred directly to NGC for grading.

Effective January 1, 2016, NGC Elite Collectors Society members will receive a 10% discount on NCS conservation services to match the 10% discount that they currently receive on NGC grading tiers (excludes bulk submission fees and on-site grading services). To learn more about the NGC Collectors Society and to join or upgrade, click here.

NGC will also make a few changes to the retail pricing for several of its grading and service tiers. A complete summary of NCS and NGC changes is listed below:

NCS Conservation Fee Changes (Effective January 1, 2016)

  • NCS Standard Conservation - Fee changed to 5% Fair Market Value ($25 minimum fee) (NGC grading fees additional). If NCS believes that conservation will not benefit a coin submitted under the Standard Conservation service, it will be transferred to NGC for grading and only the NGC grading fees will apply.
  • NCS Modern Value – Fee changed to $28. (NGC grading fees included)

NGC Grading Fee Changes (Effective January 1, 2016)

  • Modern Tier (US Coins Only) – Fee changed to $16
  • Economy Tier (US Coins Only) – Fee changed to $20
  • Value Tier (World Coins Only) – Fee changed to $20
  • High Value WalkThrough and Unlimited Value WalkThrough – Tiers combined as Unlimited Value WalkThrough and fee changed to $100 + 1% Fair Market Value ($2,500 maximum fee)

NGC Services Fee Changes

  • Special Label / Designation (Early Releases, First Releases, etc.) – Fee changed to $15
  • NGC Oversize Holder (for coins over 45mm in diameter and/or 9mm thick) – Fee changed to $25
  • Double Thick Holder (for coins 4.5mm to 8.5mm thick and less than 45mm in diameter) – A new NGC service with a fee of $5
  • NGC Oversize ReHolder – Fee changed to $25. (Maximum coin value of $10,000)

NGC Ancients Fee Changes

  • Ancients Express – Fee changed to $80
  • Ancients Ultra Rarities – Fee changed to $100 + 1% Fair Market Value ($2,500 maximum fee)
  • Double Thick Holder (for coins 4.5mm to 8.5mm thick and less than 45mm in diameter) – Fee changed to $5

NGC Elite Collectors Society members also receive a 10% discount on NGC Ancients grading tiers.

The above changes apply to direct submissions to NGC and NCS at their US offices and will be effective January 1, 2016. Updated submissions forms will be available on the NGC website or by contacting NGC Customer Service. All coins shipped to NGC and NCS after December 31, 2015, must be accompanied by the new submission forms. Please note that if an NCS conservation service is selected it applies to all coins on the form. Use a separate submission form for coins that are graded by NGC only.

Questions? Please contact NGC Customer Service at 1-800-NGC-COIN (642-2646) or

NGC Collectors Society paid members can submit their coins directly to NGC and NCS. Not an NGC Collectors Society member? Paid memberships start at just $39/year. Join now!

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