UPDATED: PMG Grading On-site in Hong Kong in March 2020

Posted on 1/16/2020

PMG will conduct on-site authentication, grading and encapsulation of paper money in Hong Kong this spring. Request "March On-site Grading" on the PMG Hong Kong Submission Form. IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the current coronavirus situation, the PMG March Hong Kong on-site grading event has been postponed. Revised dates will be announced soon.

Paper Money Guaranty™ (PMG®) will perform on-site authentication, grading and encapsulation of paper money in Hong Kong, March 16-28, 2020, at the office of NGC Hong Kong Ltd., its Hong Kong affiliate.

The special event coincides with two major numismatic shows in Hong Kong: the Hong Kong International Coin Convention & Antique Watch Fair (HICC), held March 24-26 at the Holiday Inn Golden Mile, and the Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS), held March 27-29 at the Mira Hotel.

Both vintage and modern notes from virtually every country will be accepted for this event. As an added benefit to its submitters, PMG will not charge any additional fees for the on-site grading. Please refer to the PMG Hong Kong Services and Fees chart for grading fees.

All submissions for PMG on-site grading should be made to NGC Hong Kong Ltd., by Friday, March 13. Due to the anticipated high demand for the March event, PMG expects to cut off submissions early. Submitters are encouraged to submit as early as possible. PMG will update this article when it has cut off on-site grading submissions, and all submissions after that date (including for previously scheduled appointments) will only be accepted for the PMG expedited grading special (until Sunday, March 29; see details below).

If your notes cannot be done on-site, you will be notified by PMG's Hong Kong office and your notes will be shipped to PMG's headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, USA, for the PMG expedited grading special. The estimated turnaround time for the PMG expedited grading special is three weeks (not including shipping time).

If you would like your notes to be included in the on-site grading event, you must write "March On-site Grading" on the PMG Hong Kong Submission Form. If you would prefer that your notes be graded by PMG in the US, you can request "March Expedited Grading Special" on the PMG Hong Kong Submission Form to have them shipped to PMG in the US for the expedited turnaround.


  • The maximum number of notes per submission form is 50 for non-bulk grading tiers and 100 for bulk grading tiers. Use additional submission forms for larger quantities.
  • The turnaround time is approximate and not guaranteed. Submissions will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis and, in the event of extremely high demand, later submissions may require a longer turnaround time.

PMG Collectors members (Associate and higher) and PMG Authorized Dealers can make an appointment to submit at PMG's Hong Kong office. Not a member? Learn how to join here.

PMG will endeavor to complete all submissions at the earliest possible date. Turnaround times depend on the volume and type of submissions received, however, and PMG therefore cannot guarantee the turnaround time.

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 nearly 5 million notes certified. Each note that PMG grades is backed by its comprehensive PMG Guarantee of grade and authenticity.

For more information, contact:

NGC Hong Kong, Ltd.
Suite 1208-10, 12/F,
Tower 1, The Gateway, Harbour City
25 Canton Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2115-3639
Email: Service@PMGnotes.hk

(Office visits are by appointment only)

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