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Herb_THerb_T Posts: 1,515 ✭✭✭✭✭

I am not looking in the right place on the PCGS site, but where can I find a description of Restoration Services and associated pricing?

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  • 1madman1madman Posts: 1,117 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Think it’s $38 + 3% price guide value

  • stawickstawick Posts: 469 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 9, 2022 2:54PM

    Try -> here <- . I saw a link to the form toward the bottom of that page.

  • numismanumisma Posts: 3,877 ✭✭✭✭

    We just had an 1873-CC twenty dollar gold piece restored at PCGS. It was the service level cost, plus 2% of the declared value.

    So for us, we had a $55 Express grading fee, plus $80 (2% of 4,000), plus the obligatory $10 handling fee, for a grand total of $145.

  • P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,039 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @numisma said:
    We just had an 1873-CC twenty dollar gold piece restored at PCGS. It was the service level cost, plus 2% of the declared value.

    Any before and after photos? It’s always interesting to see how these turn out.

    Nothing is as expensive as free money.

  • numismanumisma Posts: 3,877 ✭✭✭✭

    I can post some photos tonight. Didn't get a good photo before restoration, but I think you will be interested to see.

  • lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,312 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @numisma said:
    We just had an 1873-CC twenty dollar gold piece restored at PCGS. It was the service level cost, plus 2% of the declared value.

    So for us, we had a $55 Express grading fee, plus $80 (2% of 4,000), plus the obligatory $10 handling fee, for a grand total of $145.

    I was remembering 3% on the GP. Downloaded the pdf form and it does have 3% on it. There are some contracted rates for some which you might have since express is listed as $65 on the restoration form. The pcgs wording also notes that they can adjust the GP to the final value of the coin after grading (perhaps if low declared value is used).

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

  • numismanumisma Posts: 3,877 ✭✭✭✭

    @lilolme I think that is the rack rate, but we are authorized dealers so we get a very slight discount.

  • numismanumisma Posts: 3,877 ✭✭✭✭

    @lilolme said:
    The pcgs wording also notes that they can adjust the GP to the final value of the coin after grading (perhaps if low declared value is used).

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    Yes, this has always been a reality with PCGS, NGC, CAC, etc. Sometimes people feel that they can trick the system by lowballing the declared value, but it is always best to be reasonable.

    For example, if someone tries to submit a $5,000 coin under the Regular tier, it will eventually get moved to the Express tier due to value. It may seem that you could possibly save $30 on the lower tier, but in reality you are just slowing down your submission (and everyone else's) by creating more work for PCGS's administration and accounting departments.

    It goes $2,500 max for Regular, $10,000 max value for Express, and anything over $10,000 (up to 100k) is Walkthrough. The next tier up is Rarities, but I don't have to ever worry about that one!

  • lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,312 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @numisma
    That is what I meant by contracted rate (dealer rate or other....).

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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