Authorised Dealer

Authorised PCGS dealer

The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is the most respected name in third-party coin certification. By establishing a universal grading standard, PCGS has paved the way for coin enthusiasts to enjoy buying and selling coins with confidence.

PCGS offers a guarantee of grading accuracy and authenticity for each coin it encapsulates. With decades of combined experience, PCGS graders are selected from an elite group of world-class numismatics experts – some of the most respected and admired in the rare coin industry. Each coin goes through a step-by-step grading process, which ensures the utmost care and consideration of your numismatic investment.

Each expert works independently in a controlled environment that provides optimum conditions for studying the characteristics and physical condition of each coin. A series of graders enters independent determinations in a computer database until a consensus is reached and the final grade is assigned.

Grading Fees and Insurance

Insurance can be purchased at 2% of the value for which you want to insure your coins (from us to PCGS and back). Coins can be dropped off at our showroom Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, or you can send the coins to us at P.O. Box R345 Royal Exchange NSW 1225 (minimum submission is five coins). Our price includes both mylar flips and quality packaging to ensure all coins arrive at PCGS safe and secure.

Coin grading can take up to 3 months. Once your coins are graded, we will reach out to you to arrange a collection date. We can also schedule a courier once your coins are back Australia. Direct delivery costs are $30, which includes up to $30,000 insurance.

Service Level Max Coin Value Cost
EXPRESS $10,000 $130
REGULAR $2,500 $70
ECONOMY (non-gold) $300 $50

PCGS Grading Standards

PO-1
PO-1
Identifiable as to type, date and mintmark.
FR-2
FR-2
Entire coin is worn flat, with only traces of the peripheral lettering still visible.
AG-3
AG-3
Rims worn into tops of lettering but most lettering remains readable.
G-4
G-4
Rims mostly full but may be flat or slightly worn into peripheral lettering in spots.
G-6
G-6
Rims and peripheral lettering full but design now flat and visible only in outline form.
VG-8
VG-8
Most central detail now worn flat. Some inner lettering still visible. Rims remain full.
VG-10
VG-10
Considerable wear has flattened most of the fine detail. Most lettering remains readable.
F-12
F-12
About half of the detail now worn flat. All lettering remains visible.
F-15
F-15
Slightly less than half of the finer detail worn flat. All lettering remains sharp and clear.
VF-20
VF-20
Moderate wear with some loss of detail evident in design.
VF-25
VF-25
Entire surface shows some wear, but major design features remain clear.
VF-30
VF-30
Wear now evident over entire surface. Intricate design beginning to flatten.
VF-35
VF-35
Light wear is seen over entire surface though all major detail still visible.
EF-40
EF-40
All design elements still show, but high points now worn flat. Little to no luster remains.
EF-45
EF-45
High points of design show light wear. A bit of the luster may still be visible in protected areas.
AU-50
AU-50
Trace of wear now seen on higher points of design. Bits of luster may remain.
AU-53
AU-53
Slight flatness and loss of luster visible on high points of design. Some luster remains.
AU-55
AU-55
Full detail with light friction on the high points. Considerable luster remains.
AU-58
AU-58
Only the slightest friction on the highest points. Virtually full luster.
MS-60
MS-60
No wear. May be poorly struck with many marks and hairlines.
MS-61
MS-61
No wear with average or weak strike. Multiple heavy marks or hairlines allowed.
MS-62
MS-62
No wear, with average or below average strike. Numerous marks or hairlines.
MS-63
MS-63
Average or slightly weak strike with moderate marks or hairlines.
MS-64
MS-64
Average or better strike with scattered marks or hairlines, though none severe.
MS-65
MS-65
Above average strike with minor marks or hairlines, mostly out of focal areas.
MS-66
MS-66
Well struck with a few marks or hairlines, not in focal areas.
MS-67
MS-67
Very well struck with minor imperfections visible with magnifications.
MS-68
MS-68
Only the slightest weakness in strike with a few tiny imperfections barely visible.
MS-69
MS-69
Virtually fully struck with miniscule imperfections visible upon close inspection.
MS-70
MS-70
Fully struck and lustrous, free of visual marks under 5 x magnification.

PCGS grading standards

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