PMG Services & Fees

Submission Forms

Scroll below to see the PMG grading tiers and services available for submissions to NGC Hong Kong, Ltd. (NGC Hong Kong). You must be an NGC Hong Kong member to submit. Not a member? Learn more >

A $15 (USD) handling fee per submission form applies to all submissions. All fees and maximum values are in US Dollars. If you request that your notes be shipped to PMG in the USA for grading, fees include round trip shipping and insurance between NGC Hong Kong and PMG.

A $10 adjustment fee will be charged for submission forms that must be modified prior to processing. This includes forms with more than one tier listed and adjustments in tier levels due to undervalued notes. Choose only one tier per submission form. Catalog number (e.g. Pick, etc.) is required.

Turnaround times vary based on volume and the amount of research required. Turnaround times are approximate and not guaranteed.

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PMG Grading Tiers

Turnaround times are approximate and not guaranteed.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
Fee per Note
(USD)
Current Turnaround (working days)
Unlimited Value WalkThrough

Unlimited value.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
Unlimited
Fee per Note
(USD)
$250 + 1% of Fair Market Value
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
WalkThrough

Notes valued up to $25,000.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$25,000
Fee per Note
(USD)
$250
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
Express

Notes valued up to $10,000.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$10,000
Fee per Note
(USD)
$110
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
Standard

Notes valued up to $3,000.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$3,000
Fee per Note
(USD)
$55
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
Economy

Notes valued up to $1,000 excluding errors, test notes, specimens, proofs, essays, contemporary counterfeits and/or notes NOT listed in Friedberg, Haxby, Criswell, Schwan, Charlton or the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Submit these notes under the Economy Special tier.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$1,000
Fee per Note
(USD)
$35
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
Economy Special

Notes valued up to $1,000. Use the Economy Special tier (or a higher tier) for all errors, test notes, specimens, proofs, essays, contemporary counterfeits and/or notes NOT listed in Friedberg, Haxby, Criswell, Schwan, Charlton, or the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Scrip notes may be submitted under the Economy tier, even if they are not listed in one of these references. Note: PMG will not adjust the grading tier or give a refund if PMG determines that the note is not an error, test note, specimen, proof, essay or contemporary counterfeit.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$1,000
Fee per Note
(USD)
$40
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
Modern (1957-Present)

Notes valued up to $300. All notes issued 1957 to present except error notes, test notes, specimens and proofs.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$300
Fee per Note
(USD)
$22
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
Bulk Consecutive Notes

Applies to all bulk submissions: Notes valued up to $300. Fifty (50)-note minimum. The following notes are NOT eligible for bulk submission tiers: error notes, test notes, specimens, proofs and Chinese notes issued from 1948 through the 1953 First Series notes (Pick numbers 800 to 859).

All notes must be the same catalog number and all serial numbers must be in consecutive order. All vintage or modern notes are accepted provided they meet the bulk requirements above.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$300
Fee per Note
(USD)
$15
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
Bulk Mixed Vintage (Pre-1957)

Applies to all bulk submissions: Notes valued up to $300. Fifty (50)-note minimum. The following notes are NOT eligible for bulk submission tiers: error notes, test notes, specimens, proofs and Chinese notes issued from 1948 through the 1953 First Series notes (Pick numbers 800 to 859).

Notes may be a mix of catalog numbers and/or serial numbers. All notes issued before 1957 are accepted provided they meet the bulk requirements above.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$300
Fee per Note
(USD)
$23
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
Bulk Mixed Modern (1957-Present)

Applies to all bulk submissions: Notes valued up to $300. Fifty (50)-note minimum. The following notes are NOT eligible for bulk submission tiers: error notes, test notes, specimens, proofs and Chinese notes issued from 1948 through the 1953 First Series notes (Pick numbers 800 to 859).

Notes may be a mix of catalog numbers and / or serial numbers. All notes issued 1957 to present are accepted provided they meet the bulk requirements above.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$300
Fee per Note
(USD)
$18
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
Bond and Stock Certificates Economy (ESB)

Bond and stock certificates valued up to $1,000. Request “ESB” in bold letters on the submission form.
Certificates larger than 400 x 470 mm are encapsulated on a case-by-case basis only.
See the PMG Bond and Stock Certificate article for more information.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$1,000
Fee per Note
(USD)
$55
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
Bond and Stock Certificates High Value (HSB)

Bond and stock certificates valued over $1,000. Request “HSB” in bold letters on the submission form.
Certificates larger than 400 x 470 mm are encapsulated on a case-by-case basis only.
See the PMG Bond and Stock Certificate article for more information.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
Unlimited
Fee per Note
(USD)
$85
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days

PMG Add-on Services

Turnaround times are approximate and not guaranteed.

Fee per Note
(USD)
Current Turnaround (working days)
Early Releases / First Releases

Use this service to receive either the EARLY RELEASES or FIRST RELEASES designation for qualifying notes. Select only one. Visit PMGnotes.hk/cutoffdates for a list of eligible notes and submission cutoff dates.

Fee per Note
(USD)
Tier Fee + $5
Current Turnaround (working days) According to Tier
Special Label

Use this service to request a special PMG label. For a list of special PMG labels, visit PMGnotes.hk/labels. Request desired label number on the submission form. Note: Use different forms for different special labels.

Fee per Note
(USD)
Tier Fee + $5
Current Turnaround (working days) According to Tier
PMG Oversize Holder

Select this service for notes and / or sheets 195 x 120 mm to 205 x 220 mm in size. Must be submitted on a separate form. PMG reserves the right to use a larger holder and charge the submitter the appropriate fees for notes that are close to the maximum dimensions of the requested holder type.

Fee per Note
(USD)
Tier Fee + $20
Current Turnaround (working days) According to Tier
Custom Holder

Select the Custom Holder for notes and/or sheets sized between 205 x 220 mm and 400 x 470 mm. Notes or sheets larger than 400 x 470 mm are encapsulated on a case-by-case basis only.

Fee per Note
(USD)
Tier Fee + $30
Current Turnaround (working days) According to Tier
Variety

Additional attribution NOT mentioned in Friedberg, Haxby, Criswell, Schwan, Charlton & the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, as well as all “f” fluorescence attributions for Chinese RMB notes. The Variety fee applies when requested regardless of whether PMG determines the note to be a recognized variety.

Fee per Note
(USD)
Tier Fee + $8
Current Turnaround (working days) According to Tier
Pedigree

A pedigree can be added to the certification label to indicate a note’s past or present ownership. The Pedigree service must also be selected for all notes with a courtesy autograph. To pedigree a note to a previous owner, that collector or collection must be considered to be significant by PMG and sufficient documentation (including copies of auction lots and plates, sales invoices or other backup) must be provided to confirm the requested pedigree. You can also pedigree a note to yourself, typically without providing any documentation. To add a pedigree to notes already encapsulated by PMG, also select an applicable PMG ReHolder service. Print clearly on the submission form exactly how you want the pedigree to appear on the PMG label. All pedigrees are subject to PMG’s approval. The Pedigree fee applies when requested regardless of whether PMG determines the note to have an eligible pedigree.

Fee per Note
(USD)
Tier Fee + $5
Current Turnaround (working days) According to Tier
ReGrade

If you disagree with a grade assigned by PMG, you may submit the note for review for a higher grade. The note must be intact in its PMG holder. Choose a grading tier according to the note’s value and the tier requirements. Notes are graded according to PMG’s grading standards, and a higher grade is not guaranteed. Fees are not refunded if a higher grade is not received. A note submitted for ReGrade will be removed from its PMG holder by PMG staff and encapsulated with a new PMG holder, label and certification number, even if the grade does not change. A note submitted under ReGrade is guaranteed to not receive a lower grade.

Fee per Note
(USD)
Included in Tier Fee
Current Turnaround (working days) According to Tier
CrossOver

Review of a note holdered by PCGS Currency, PCGS Gold Shield, PCGS Banknote Grading, PCGS CMC or PCGS Banknote (the “PCGS Brands”) for PMG certification. A note will be removed from its holder only if PMG believes that the note will meet or exceed PMG’s standards for the grade assigned by the PCGS Brand. If PMG does not believe that the note will meet PMG’s standards, the note will be returned in its PCGS-branded holder and the grading fee will be refunded less a $10 processing charge per note. If you would like the note in a PCGS-branded holder certified by PMG regardless of the PMG grade that it will receive, write CROSS AT ANY GRADE in bold letters on the PMG Submission Form. PMG’s grading fees will be discounted by 20% for CrossOver submissions designated as “CROSS AT ANY GRADE.” Visit PMGnotes.hk/crossover for more information.

Fee per Note
(USD)
Included in Tier Fee
Current Turnaround (working days) According to Tier

PMG ReHolders

Turnaround times are approximate and not guaranteed.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
Fee per Note
(USD)
Current Turnaround (working days)
ReHolder

A note in a PMG holder can be placed in a new holder. Notes valued up to $10,000.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$10,000
Fee per Note
(USD)
$15
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
High Value ReHolder

A note in a PMG holder can be placed in a new holder. Notes valued over $10,000.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
Unlimited
Fee per Note
(USD)
$50
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
Oversize ReHolder

A note in a PMG holder can be placed in a new holder. Notes and/or sheets 195 x 120 mm to 205 x 220 mm in size. Notes valued up to $10,000.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$10,000
Fee per Note
(USD)
$20
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
High Value Oversize ReHolder

A note in a PMG holder can be placed in a new holder. Notes and / or sheets 195 x 120 mm to 205 x 220 mm in size. Notes valued over $10,000.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
Unlimited
Fee per Note
(USD)
$75
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
Custom ReHolder

A note in a PMG holder can be placed in a new holder. Notes and/or sheets sized between 205 x 220 mm and 400 x 470 mm. Notes valued up to $10,000.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$10,000
Fee per Note
(USD)
$35
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
High Value Custom ReHolder

A note in a PMG holder can be placed in a new holder. Notes and / or sheets sized between 205 x 220 mm and 400 x 470 mm. Notes valued over $10,000.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
Unlimited
Fee per Note
(USD)
$85
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days

PMG Imaging Services

Turnaround times are approximate and not guaranteed.

Fee per Note
(USD)
Current Turnaround (working days)
Internet Imaging

If chosen, PMG provides digital imaging for notes submitted under any of its grading and service tiers at $5 per note. Consists of accurate high-resolution images (sent by email) of the front and back of the note, shown encapsulated in its PMG holder. Applies to all notes on the form.

Fee per Note
(USD)
$5
Current Turnaround (working days) Tier + 5 days

Other PMG Services

Turnaround times are approximate and not guaranteed.

Fee per Note
(USD)
Current Turnaround (working days)
Appearance Review

Review of a PMG note you believe is overgraded.

Fee per Note
(USD)
$0
Current Turnaround (working days) 30 days
Return Packaging

Examples include Certificates of Authenticity (COAs), auction tags, and folders / boxes. If sending COAs or auction tags for verification purposes, please send copies. Do not send originals.

Fee per Note
(USD)
$5 per form
Current Turnaround (working days) Tier + 1 day
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