If you purchase any item on NumisCorner.com for €500 (= $550 = £360) or more per unit, we offer the grading of your item by one of our partners (PMG, PCGS, NGC)!
The free grading option will be applied to your order on the payment page if you are interested in.
Please note that the grading process takes 2 months.
New to COIN grading ?
What is Coin Grading and Why (by PCGS) ?
Grading is a way of determining the physical condition of a coin. Grades range from Poor (almost completely worn out) to Perfect Uncirculated (a coin with absolutely no wear and no flaws of any kind).
The grade is a sort of "shorthand" for describing the condition of a coin.
Coins that have been properly stored since the day they were minted are called "uncirculated" or "mint state." If a coin saw circulation for a short time but still looks nearly brand new, it is called (or graded) "About Uncirculated." After that, the grades in descending order are:
EXTREMELY FINE -- VERY FINE -- FINE -- VERY GOOD
GOOD -- ABOUT GOOD -- FAIR POOR.
Uncirculated coins have different grades as well, depending on how carefully each coin was made, handled, and stored. Some uncirculated coins have heavy marks caused by contact with other coins during minting or storage. Other uncirculated coins are nearly free of such marks. The coin in the best state of preservation will almost always have the greatest value.
For a listing of PCGS grading standards, click here.
For more information about PCGS coin grading, click here.
For more information about NGC Coin Grading Guarantee, clic here.
New to BANKNOTE grading ?
What is Banknote Grading and Why (by PMG) ?
Who is PMG?
Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) was founded in 2005 as a fully independent third-party paper money grading service. PMG employs a team of dedicated professional paper money graders, who are all prohibited from buying and selling notes commercially to ensure impartiality.
With an unparalleled commitment to accuracy, consistency and integrity, PMG is the world’s largest third-party paper money grading service with more than 1,000,000 notes certified. Every note that PMG grades is backed by the comprehensive PMG guarantee of grade and authenticity, which gives buyers and sellers greater confidence.
The American Numismatic Association (ANA), the only numismatic organization chartered by the US Congress, and the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) have both named PMG their official paper money grading service.
The PMG Grading Scale
PMG grades US and world paper money on the internationally recognized scale of 1 to 70, pioneered by well known numismatist Dr. William Sheldon in 1948.
See the PMG Grading Scale
Some notes have problems such as tears or repairs that result in the note receiving a “Net” grade from PMG. PMG will specifically state the reason(s) why any note is “Net” graded. Only the Genuineness Guarantee portion of the PMG Guarantee applies to notes given a “Net” grade by PMG.The PMG Guarantee
Every note that PMG certifies is backed by its comprehensive guarantee of grade and authenticity, the strongest in the industry.