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Guidance on submitting coins for grading

Never having tried to get coins graded or authenticated. I would like to know if it would be more cost effective to join and receive the free vouchers or go through a dealer. I have a couple of pieces that are considered errors so l don't think a voucher can be used for them and I only have 3 or 4 others that I would like graded. Thanks in advance Dave


  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,395 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It really depends.

    Generally, it is cheaper to combine submissions with other submitters since you can share the cost of postage. However, it depends on whether you have a dealer that you trust. Some people prefer to have control of the process themselves.

    I actually submit directly ATS but submit through a dealer to PCGS.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My preference has always been to submit direct...If you will be submitting coins frequently or continuously, best to get the membership IMO. Cheers, RickO

  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Agree with the aforementioned, but something else to keep in mind is your time. Regular PCGS submissions have been taking 3+ months, give or take, since covid.

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  • ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 7,378 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Before you submit anything, if possible, have someone who knows more about the coins than you look at them, first.

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