PCGS Grading Services
Please specify whether the coins you are submitting are U.S. or World (non-U.S.) and remember that you cannot mix U.S. and World (non-U.S.) coins on the same submission form.
Select this option for raw coins (those not encapsulated or graded by any grading service).
Select this option for a coin previously graded by PCGS that you feel might be worthy of a higher grade (submit it in the holder). The coin will be removed from the PCGS holder and regraded.
Select this option for a coin currently graded by another third party service. PCGS will holder the coin only if it meets or exceeds the other grading company's grade (unless specifically instructed differently by you). You cannot specify a higher minimum grade. If the PCGS grade is lower than the other grading company's grade, we will return the coin to you in the original holder. Learn More
Select this option if you wish to re-encapsulate a PCGS-graded coin(s). Coin(s) will not be regraded.
PCGS Gold Shield™
The PCGS Gold Shield service is the ultimate shield against counterfeiting and coin doctoring. With PCGS Gold Shield service, each coin is laser scanned, imaged, and registered into the Gold Shield database. The system digitally captures the unique fingerprints of both sides of each coin. Gold Shield can also be used to perform a metallic composition analysis of your coin. And now, for your records and as a further deterrent to coin doctoring and counterfeiting, high-quality images of all coins submitted under Gold Shield are available under Cert Verification on the PCGS website, free of charge.
If a coin has been tampered with, it gets flagged, simple as that.
Coins that are genuine but not gradable can still be encapsulated through our Genuine service. Select one of our three Genuine service options:
- Genuine with Details (default) – will print the coin problem along with a details grade
- Standard Genuine service
- Do Not Holder Genuine
PCGS Restoration is a new service designed to help collectors overcome environmental problems that may have occurred with their coins. Preserving originality and the natural condition of every coin is the number one objective of PCGS Restoration.
All coins submitted will be evaluated by experts before any restoration is attempted. Coins will not qualify for restoration if, in the opinion of these experts, the coin should not be restored or if any attempt at restoring the coin could possibly worsen its condition.