What are the Steps in Getting My Coin Graded and Slabbed?
Getting your coin graded can add value to our investment. It makes setting a fair price with potential buyers easier since a third party has graded the coin according to their standards.
The first step will be choosing a coin grading service. For this stage of coin grading, there are two primary options: NGC and CAC.
Getting Your Coin Graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation
Join NGC. NGC accepts direct submissions from NGC Collector members.
Determine your grading tier. NGC’s grading tiers are based on the coin’s fair market value and the turnaround time you desire.
Send your coin to NGC.
NGC also offers add-on services, including Early and First Release designations, Special Labels, Pedigrees, and a number of other options.
Getting Your Coin Graded by the Professional Coin Grading Service
Join the PCGS Collectors Club or select a PCGS authorized dealer. Authorized dealers can submit your coin for grading.
Send your coin to PCGS.
PCGS offers a number of add-on services, as well as show services. PCGS also offers crossover grading, which allows you to obtain a grade from multiple grading organizations.
After Your Coin is Graded
Once your coin has been graded and encapsulated, it will be securely protected. A reputable third-party grading service will verify its condition and authenticity.
This can be valuable if you plan to sell your coin in the future, since graded and encapsulated coins can sell for more than an ungraded and uncertified coin.