How To Submit to PCGS Banknote - Paris Submission Center

Banknotes can be submitted to the PCGS Paris Submission Center by mail or in person if you are a PCGS Authorized Dealer or Collectors Club member.

If you would like to join the PCGS Collectors Club, simply select the option on the submission form. If you are an established dealer, please contact us at +33 (0) 1 40 20 09 94 to discuss becoming an authorized PCGS dealer.

PCGS Banknote Submission Form

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Detailed Submission Instructions

Submission Types

You may submit banknotes through the Grading, Regrade, Crossover, or Reholder Services.

Grading

For banknotes not encapsulated or graded by any grading service.

Regrade

For a banknote previously graded by PCGS Banknote, PCGS Gold Shield Grading, or PCGS Banknote Grading that you feel is worthy of a higher grade. Banknotes submitted under the regrade service sill be removed from the holder and regraded. Grading fees will apply whether the banknote upgrades or not. If the bankote grades lower, the terms of the PCGS Banknote Guarantee apply. For full disclosure of the PCGS Banknote Guarantee, visit pcgseurope.com/banknotes/guarantee.

Crossover

For a banknote previously graded (currently encapsulated) by another grading service. Minimum Grade: PCGS Banknote will holder the banknote only if it meets or exceeds the specific request noted on the “Minimum Grade” column on the front of the form.
Grading Fees will apply whether the banknote crosses or not. Please specify one of the options in the minimum grade column. If you leave this area blank, PCGS Banknote will assume the minimum grade is the grade currently on the holder.

MINIMUM GRADE OPTIONS:
CURRENT – Requests banknote to cross at grade listed on holder.
ANY – Requests banknote to cross at any numerical grade (01-70).
OTHER GRADE – If you would like to specify a different grade than listed on the holder, write your minimum acceptable numerical grade.

Note the following limitation applies: First Print or any equivalent will not be recognized.
Banknotes that are currently encapsulated by other grading services may have issues that are not discovered until the banknotes are removed from their current holders. Therefore, PCGS Banknote cannot guarantee that a submitted banknote presently encapsulated by another service will not, upon removal from its holder, downgrade due to problems not seen on the note prior to its decapsulation. By submitting a banknote to the crossover service, the submitter agrees that PCGS Banknote is not liable in an event that a banknote is removed from its current holder and receives a lower grade than the grade most previously granted by another grading service.

Reholder

This is the re-encapsulation of PCGS Gold Shield Grading or PCGS Banknote certified banknote. Any banknotes submitted under the reholder service will not be regraded.

PCGS Europe Banknote Grading Services & Fees
Effective January 1, 2021

Service Level Maximum Banknote Value (€) Grading Fee (€)
Excludes VAT
Rarity No limit 185 (+1% GP)*
High Value 25,000 170
Premium 10,000 80
Regular 2,500 45
Special Issues 1,000 32
Value 1,000 28
Economy (Pre 1960) 300 18
Modern ( 1960 - Date) 300 16
Bulk Consecutive
Min. of 25 consecutive banknotes
300 12
Modern Bulk Non-Consecutive (1960 - Date)
Min of 50 banknotes. All banknotes must be the same type/country.
300 13
Vintage Bulk Non-Consecutive (Pre 1960)
Min of 50 banknotes. All banknotes must be the same type/country.
300 18
Reholder 25,000 10
High Value Reholder No limit 185
Handling Fee Per Submission 5

Gold Shield service includes a high resolution image of the obverse and reverse of the banknote.
NFC anti-counterfeiting technology included in all service levels.
* Guarantee Premium: 1% of the value of the banknote in its final grade. The value of the banknote is determined by the PCGS Price Guide value or the Declared value if the Price Guide value is not available. The minimum amount for the Guarantee Premium is 5€. PCGS reserves the right to make the final determination of the banknote's value. Applies to the Rarity service level.
Special Issues: Specimen, Proof Error, and small commercial (private) issue notes must be submitted through the Special Issues tier or higher.
Please Note: Grading fees do not include VAT.


Genuine Options

Select one per submission. Select "Standard" to have your notes graded numerically or "Genuine Only" for authentication only, no grading. The full grading fee will be charged with either selection.

Standard (Default)

Genuine Only

Additional Services

First Day of Issue Service Price + 5€
First Print Service Price + 5€
Oversized Holder
For banknotes larger than 19cm x 8cm
Service Price + 10€
Custom Oversized Holder
For uncut sheets and banknotes that exceed 25cm x 19cm
Service Price + 40€

For additional services, the extra fee will be charged if applicable.


Submission Information

WHEN SUBMITTING BANKNOTES BY MAIL:
  • Each banknote must be placed in a mylar (only one banknote per mylar sleeve) and packaged securely. All submissions must be accompanied by a PCGS Europe Banknote submission form.
  • We do not accept shipments via Post Office (either Registered or Secured mail). Submissions can be sent via the courier of your choice, or delivered in person to the PCGS Paris Submission Center. For additional information or to setup an appointment, contact Customer Service at +33 (0) 1 40 20 09 94 or email [email protected].
  • All packages must be addressed and mailed to:

    PCGS Submission Center
    92 rue de Richelieu, Escalier G 2nd Floor
    75002 Paris, France

WHEN SUBMITTING IN PERSON:
  • PCGS Paris Submission Center office is open Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
  • Appointments must be made in advance by calling +33(0) 1 40 20 09 94.

    PCGS Submission Center
    92 rue de Richelieu, Escalier G 2nd Floor
    75002 Paris, France

  • Visit PCGS at numismatic tradeshows throughout the year and submit your coins and banknotes for On-Site Grading Events or Express Shipments.
Europe Express Submission Schedule

Below are the cutoff dates for submissions to be included for our Europe Express shipments.

  • January 12
  • January 26
  • February 9
  • February 23
  • March 9
  • March 23
  • April 6
  • April 20
  • May 4
  • May 18
  • June 1
  • June 15
  • June 29
  • July 13
  • July 27
  • August 10
  • August 24
  • September 7
  • September 21
  • October 5
  • October 19
  • November 2
  • November 16
  • November 30
  • December 14
  • December 28

The submission deadline is 5:00 PM GMT +2 on the dates listed above. We suggest you call +33(0) 1 40 20 09 94 to schedule an appointment to drop off your banknotes in Paris or check our Show Schedule for an event near you.

Pick Up Information

Turnaround Time:
Express shipments will be returned within 4 weeks of the cut off date.
* All turnaround times are estimated.

Notification:
You will be notified via email by PCGS Europe when your order is completed and ready for pick up/shipment.
All orders must be paid prior to pick up/shipment.

Location:
In Person: PCGS Paris Submission Center
By Mail: Banknotes will be shipped to the delivery address provided by customers once an order has been paid.
Please note that customers are responsible for any postage/shipping fees.
At Trade Shows: Banknotes will be delivered to Trade Shows (when avaliable) at the customer's request. All requests for delivery to a Trade Show must be pre-arranged with the PCGS Paris Submission Center.
Please note that additional delivery fees may apply for this service.

Identification:
You must produce a passport/ID matching the information on the submission form.

Previously authorized individuals who are denoted on the submission form may pick up your coins with proper passport information.