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Grading

Looking to get your collection or an individual coin graded independently?

It can certainly add value, and also give you peace of mind on the authenticity of a rare coin. However, before you dive right in it is worth evaluating the condition of the coin and the cost of the process before you submit.

If a coin has been cleaned, or damaged you could very well get a ‘Details’ grade which can be extremely disappointing. Try to be objective when viewing your collection, and select only the best quality coins to grade.

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) are based in the USA and have been grading coins since the 1940’s. They are one of the most recognised grading companies worldwide. They have certified more than 47 million coins.

NGC certification consists of authentication, grading, attribution, and encapsulation in clear plastic holders. NGC is a member of Certified Collectibles Group (CCG), which owns five million collectible certification services. NGC has been the official grading service of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) since 1995 and the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) since 2004. Their grading system is based on the ‘Sheldon Scale’ and allows numismatists to grade the coins from 1 (poor quality) to 70 (Proof like).

Grading is a team effort, with at least two professional numismatists examining every coin. To maintain impartiality, NGC’s coin graders cannot be involved in the commercial buying and selling of coins. Each coin is examined by one NGC coin grader at a time, who enters the coin grade into the system.

MS
60-70
Uncirculated

AU

50, 53, 55, 58
About Uncirculated
XF

40. 45

Extremely Fine
VF
20, 25, 30, 35
Very Fine
F
12, 15
Fine
VG
8, 10
Very Good
G
4, 6
Good

AG
3
About Good
FA
2
Fair
PR
1
Poor

Coins of the Realm Pricing Table

NGC GRADING TIER
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
PRICE INCLUSIVE OF VAT
COINS OF THE REALM SUBMISSION FEE

STANDARD

All coins with maximum value £2,500
£45.00
£6.00
GOLD
All common date gold coins max value £2,500. No Ancient
£30.00
£5.00
ECONOMY
Non Gold. Max value £250 (Basic description/ grade on Ancients
£23.00
£5.00
MODERN
All coins struck 1965 to present day max value £1500
£20.00
£4.00
ANCIENT BASIC
Max value £250
£20.00
£8.00
ANCIENT FULL SERVICE
Up to £2,500
£45.00
£8.00
HIGH VALUE (UP TO £7,500)
HIGH VALUE ITEMS UP TO £7,500
£80.00
£17.00
Return Post via Special Delivery
is charged at £8.00
or

Via Courier for large consignments
  • Print the Coins of the Realm downloadable form
  • Fill in your name, return address, telephone number and email address
  • Tick & enter the coins information into the columns
  • List any NGC add on’s you require
  • Sign and date your form
  • Securely wrap your coin/s and send via special delivery to our P.O. box address below:

You can email us to let us know when to expect the parcel and what you are submitting. We will notify you on receipt, give you a personal account number and a individual submissions number for each and every coin adding peace of mind. Be sure to enter the full declared value as your item will only be insured to the amount declared.

Your Invoice will be sent just before the return of your item/s and will be need to be settled promptly to avoid any delays in getting your coins returned. The process takes about 4-5 weeks, however there may be a further delay but only on rare occasions during bank holiday’s, unforeseen extreme circumstances.

Once your coins are returned to our office we will post back to you or you can choose to submit into our next monthly auction.

ALL COINS ARE INSURED TO THE VALUE YOU ENTER ON YOUR FORM ONCE THEY ARE IN OUR POSESSION UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN RETURNED TO THE ADDRESS GIVEN ON THE FORM. We ask you email/call us on the day you post your item/s. IT IS CRUCIAL YOU INSURE YOUR COINS TO THE FULL VALUE WHILST IN TRANSIT, IT IS ADVISABLE TO POST ONLY BY ROYAL MAIL SPECIAL DELIVERY. We are not liable for any loss until the coin is with us.

On receipt of your submission we will firstly email to confirm the item has been received. The coin/s will be processed and sent with other submissions (There may be a slight delay to the consignment however it is in your interest that there is a full consignment as this will reduce the individual postage costs and handling fee). It takes roughly 4 6 weeks for the items to reach the USA, be graded and returned to the UK.

NB: All coins will be labelled and numbered as they arrive to our office. Each number is personalised to the consigner, so there is no chance of mixing items or receiving someone else’s submission. ALL RETURN POSTAGE COSTS ARE BILLED ON THE FINAL INVOICE. No money will be payable until just before the item is returned.

COR LTD
PO BOX 12131,
HARLOW,
ESSEX,
CM20 9LY

EARLY RELEASE/FIRST RELEASE

Use this service to receive either the EARLY RELEASES or FIRST RELEASES designation for qualifying coins. for a list of eligible coins and submission cut off dates

TIER + £10.00

SPECIAL LABEL

Use this service to request a special NGC label. For a list of special NGC labels

TIER + £5.00

VARIETY PLUS

Upon request, NGC examines coins for recognized varieties and assigns an appropriate attribution. Also choose a grading tier according to coin value and desired turnaround. If you would like a coin already graded by NGC to be reviewed for a variety, do not select a grading tier

TIER + £6.00

MINT ERROR

NGC examines mint errors and assigns an appropriate description. Also choose a grading tier according to coin value and desired turnaround. The Mint Error fee applies when requested regardless of whether NGC determines the coin to be a recognised mint error.

TIER + £14.00

NGC OVERSIZE HOLDER

Coins over 45 mm in diameter or 9 mm in thickness are placed in an NGC Oversize Holder. Must be submitted on a separate submission form.

EXTRA THICK HOLDER

High relief coins that do not fit in NGC’s standard holder will be placed in an Extra Thick Holder. There are two Extra Thick Holder sizes: one for coins up to 7 mm in thickness and one for coins up to 9 mm in thickness. The default is the 7 mm

TIER + £5.00

UPGRADE TO SCRATCH-RESISTANT HOLDER

Upgrade to a Scratch Resistant NGC Holder coated with the same material used to protect the delicate surfaces of eyeglass lenses. Scratch Resistant Holder is included with the Express, WalkThrough and Unlimited Value WalkThrough tiers.

TIER + £5.00

REHOLDER

A coin in an NGC holder is placed in a new holder. Maximum value £7,500. Submit Extra Thick Holders for ReHolder under either ReHolder or High Value ReHolder, as applicable.

£13.00

HIGH VALUE REHOLDER

A coin in an NGC holder is placed in a new holder.
Unlimited value.

£45.00

OVERSIZE REHOLDER

A coin in an NGC Oversize Holder (coins over 45 mm) is placed in a new holder. Maximum value £7,500.

£22.00

HIGH VALUE OVERSIZE REHOLDER

A coin in an NGC Oversize Holder (coins over 45 mm) is placed in a new holder. Unlimited value.

£70.00

RETURN PACKAGING

Examples: capsules, Certificate of Authenticity (COA), auction tags and Mint boxes. (If sending Mint COA or auction tag for verification purposes, please send a copy. Do not send original.) If capsules are cracked during coin removal, they will not be returned. Does not include shipping.

£5.00 per coin

CONSERVATION SERVICES

MODERN (UP TO £1500)
GOLD (UP TO £2500)
STANDARD (UNLIMITED))

TIER + £12.00
TIER + £25.00
TIER + 4% FMV
(MINIMUM £20)

METALLURGIC ANALYSIS

Upon request, NGC performs a composition surface scan. Only coins with non standard metal composition will have the weight and the three most abundant non trace metals listed on the certification label. Metallurgic analysis is available for all pattern, essai , trial and mint error coins, tokens and medals. Not available for on site services.

INTERNET IMAGING

If chosen, NGC provides digital imaging for coins submitted under any of its grading and service tiers for £4 per coin. Consists of accurate high resolution images (sent by email) of the obverse and reverse of the coin, shown encapsulated in its NGC holder. Applies to all coins on the form.

NGC PHOTO VISION

High resolution JPG images of the obverse and reverse and a side by side JPG with the NGC Logo and NGC submission number. Sent by email NGC ADD ON SERVICES