NGC and PMG Announce New Munich Submission Guidelines
Posted on 1/25/2021
NGC International GmbH (NGC GmbH), the German affiliate of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation™ (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty™ (PMG®), has announced new submission guidelines that will simplify and streamline the grading process for its customers.
With the updated submission process, customer submissions will be shipped from the Munich office to NGC, NCS and PMG in the USA on a weekly basis, resulting in faster and more frequent shipments. Submitters will also enjoy a more predictable submission schedule that allows them to plan their trips to Munich to both drop-off and pick-up collectibles. An appointment is required to drop-off and pick-up at NGC GmbH’s Munich office.
The turnaround time for all Munich submissions will be 7 weeks (including roundtrip shipping), starting from the first Monday when the collectibles are submitted to NGC GmbH and ending when the completed collectibles are ready at NGC GmbH. For example, if a submission is made to the Munich office on Monday, March 1, it can be expected back in Munich by Monday, April 19.
Collectibles can be submitted to the Munich office Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Submissions received mid-week will be shipped the following Monday. For example, for a submission made to NGC GmbH on Wednesday, March 3, the 7-week turnaround time will begin on Monday, March 8. The submission can be expected back in Munich by Monday, April 26.
The 7-week turnaround time applies to all coins and paper money, including ancient coins and NCS conservation submissions. NGC GmbH and its affiliates will use their best efforts to complete all submissions within the 7-week timeframe, but due to various factors, including international shipping and customs clearance, turnaround times unfortunately cannot be guaranteed. Note: Incomplete submission forms will result in a delay in processing. Please fill out the form in its entirety.
All submissions* to NGC GmbH will be shipped to NGC, NCS and PMG’s headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, USA with insurance coverage based on the submitter’s declared values. Once certification is completed, the submissions will be shipped back to NGC GmbH’s Munich office, again with insurance coverage, to be returned to the submitter. Shipping, insurance and customs clearance between NGC GmbH and the US headquarters are included in NGC GmbH’s services fees.
Paid NGC and PMG Collector members (Associate and higher) and NGC and PMG Authorized Dealers are entitled to submit to NGC GmbH in Munich. Submissions can be made in person (by appointment only) or through the mail. Not a member? Learn how to join here.
*Coins and banknotes on the USA sanctions list are not accepted because they cannot be shipped to the USA.
NGC is a leading third-party coin authentication, grading and encapsulation service with more than 48 million coins certified. Founded in 1987, NGC backs each graded coin with the comprehensive NGC Guarantee of authenticity and grade. Our reputation has been built on providing the high level of confidence and trust our customers expect.
NCS is the world’s first professional coin conservation service and has conserved more than 1 million coins since it was established in 2001. NCS conservation removes harmful surface contaminants, stabilizes a coin’s surfaces and improves a coin’s eye appeal.
PMG was founded in 2005 as a fully independent third-party paper money grading service. Today, PMG is the world’s largest third-party paper money grading service, with more than 6 million notes certified. Each note that PMG grades is backed by its comprehensive PMG Guarantee of authenticity and grade.
For more information, contact:
NGC International GmbH Seidlstrasse 28, 80335 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 89 550 66 780 Email: [email protected]
(Office visits are by appointment only)
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