The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is the largest coin grading company in the world, and with over 40 million coins graded over its 35 year history, more and more Australian collectors want their coins PCGS-certified.

While PCGS does not have an office in Australia, there are a number of PCGS-authorised dealers around the country that can accept coins on PCGS’ behalf. The authorised dealer will complete the paperwork with PCGS, prepare the customs forms, and ship the coins on your behalf to PCGS' offices overseas. (We send the coins directly to PCGS headquarters in California.) Not all PCGS-authorised dealers provide this service, so check with them first before shipping them your coins.

If you'd like to go ahead with grading, and are wondering about the fees and costs, please find them below:

Service level

Max coin value per coin (AUD)

Fee per coin (AUD) 

Non-gold decimal coins

(Minted from 1965 onward)

$1,000

$30 (no image) or

$35 (with hi-res TrueView image)

Non-gold pre-decimal coins

(Minted before 1965)

$500

$35

Includes hi-res TrueView image

High-value coins

(Gold and non-gold)

$3,500

$55

Includes hi-res TrueView image

Very high-value coins

(1930 pennies, etc)

$15,000

$95

Includes hi-res TrueView images

Restoration

(For coins with residue)

Any

From $60

Please inquire

NGC to PCGS crossover

(Regrade NGC-graded coins)

$4,000

From $70

Includes hi-res TrueView image

Bulk or discounted coin grading

Minimum 50 coins

None

From $20

Please inquire

NEW! Banknotes

(Pre-decimal or decimal)

$500

NEW! $45

Includes banknote images

 

There is a handling fee of $30 per service level, while return shipping is free anywhere around Australia for any quantity of coins. Insurance is available at 2% of the insurable values of the coins. If you are unsure about the values of your coins, please use the amount you'd like to be compensated for in the event of loss or damage. Because of the large number of coins we send to PCGS, we're unable to provide specific values for insurance purposes.

For coins from all countries except the United States and China, we have abolished the minimum submission size (previously it was five coins), so are happy to accept submissions of even one coin. The minimum submission size for United States and Chinese coins is thirty coins per submission level.

Please note that the turnover time is twelve to sixteen weeks. Please help us by refraining from inquiring about your coins until at least sixteen weeks have elapsed.

Please send your coins in two inch Mylar Saflips, one coin per flip. You can purchase these Mylar flips on Ebay or from the Purple Penny website. If you do not use the two inch Mylar flips to send your coins to us, we'll have to charge a $5 per coin handling charge to cover the cost of putting the coins into the correct packaging. (If you've tried to open coin capsules or cut open 2x2 cardboard holders, you know what a pain it is.)

PCGS SAFlips

These are SAFlips. Please use these flips and fold them in half with the coin inside.

Furthermore, please do not use sticky tape or staples, or apply any sort of labelling to the Mylar flips, as this damages the flips. Additionally, please do not put any inserts into the flip, as removing the inserts requires additional handling. Please use rubber bands to bundle together the coins. There is a $5 handling fee per coin for incorrectly packaged coins.

SAFlips PCGS coin grading

SAFlips bundled together with elastic bands. Please do not use tape on the flips.

If you'd like to go ahead, please ship your coins, at your risk, to GPO Box 2913 Sydney 2001. Please address the parcel to Drake Sterling.

After we receive your coins, we'll let you know the exact cost. Because PCGS charges us immediately, we require payment upfront.

Email us on info@drakesterling.com.au if you’d like to know more about our special discounted pricing for submissions of fifty or more coins.

Drake Sterling has been a PCGS-authorised dealer since 2008, and has been submitting coins to PCGS on behalf of collectors for over 13 years. If you have any other questions not answered on this page, please email us.

PCGS-authorised dealer

 

Related links:

What is PCGS?

PCGS coin boxes for sale

PCGS grading in Australia

What are PCGS Gold Shield and True View?

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