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How Do I Get a Coin Graded and Sealed in a Slab?

Three coins with grading information in slabs in front of a decorative background.

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.

Quick Guides to Investing

Step 1:

Why Buy Physical Gold and Silver?

If you are concerned about the volatility of the stock market, you’re not alone. The extreme highs and lows of the stock market often lead investors towards safe-haven assets, like bullion. Historically, the Precious Metals market has an inverse relationship with the stock market, meaning that when stocks are up, bullion is down and vice versa.

Step 2:

How Much Gold and Silver Should You Have?

This question is one of the most important for investors to answer. After all, experts suggest limits on how much of any types of investments should go into a portfolio. After deciding to purchase and own Precious Metals and considering how much money to allocate, one can then think about how much and what to buy at any point in time.

Step 3:

Which Precious Metals Should I Buy?

With the frequent changes in the market and countless Precious Metal products available, choosing investments can be difficult. Some want Gold or Silver coins, rounds or bars while others want products that are valuable because of their design, mintage or other collectible qualities. Also, collectors may shop for unique sets and individual pieces for their collections.

Step 4:

When to Buy Gold & Silver

After considering why, how much, and what Precious Metals products to buy, an investor’s next step is when to buy them. This decision requires an understanding of market trends and the impact of economic factors on precious metal prices.

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