PMG Services & Fees

Services Terms & Conditions 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. If you request that your coins be shipped to NGC in the USA for grading, fees include round trip shipping and insurance between NGC Hong Kong and NGC.

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. The Friedberg or Pick number should be referenced on the submission form when submitting notes listed in either of these references. An attribution fee of $5 per catalog number is charged when notes submitted are not accompanied by an accurate catalog number.

All fees and maximum values are in USD.

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

Print Fee Chart

PMG Grading Tiers

Turnaround times are estimates only and are NOT guaranteed.

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

Unlimited value.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
Unlimited
Fee per Note
(USD)
$300 + 1.5% Fair Market Value (FMV)
Current Turnaround (working days) 35 days
WalkThrough

Notes valued up to $25,000.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$25,000
Fee per Note
(USD)
$275
Current Turnaround (working days) 35 days
Express

Notes valued up to $10,000.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$10,000
Fee per Note
(USD)
$115
Current Turnaround (working days) 35 days
Standard

Notes valued up to $3,000.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$3,000
Fee per Note
(USD)
$55
Current Turnaround (working days) 35 days
Economy

Notes valued up to $1,000.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$1,000
Fee per Note
(USD)
$35
Current Turnaround (working days) 35 days
Modern (1957-Present)

Notes valued up to $300. All notes issued 1957 to present.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$300
Fee per Note
(USD)
$22
Current Turnaround (working days) 35 days
Consecutive Bulk

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 and Chinese notes issued from 1948 through the 1953 First Series notes (Pick numbers 800 to 859). All serial numbers must be in consecutive order. Multiple catalog numbers are allowed, but there must be at least 25 notes per catalog number. 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) 35 days
Vintage Bulk - Mixed Types (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 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) 35 days
Modern Bulk - Mixed Types (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 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) 35 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) 35 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) 35 days

PMG Add-on Services

Turnaround times are estimates only and are 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 195mm wide x 120mm high to 205mm wide x 220mm high in size. Must be submitted on a separate form. *See the PMG Oversize and Custom Holder article for more information. 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 205mm wide x 220mm high and 580mm wide x 750mm high. Must be submitted on a separate form. *See the PMG Oversize and Custom Holder article for more information.

Fee per Note
(USD)
Tier Fee + $40
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 + $10
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 estimates only and are 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 195mm wide x 120mm high to 205mm wide x 220mm high 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 195mm wide x 120mm high to 205mm wide x 220mm high 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 205mm wide x 220mm high and 580mm wide x 750mm high. Notes valued up to $10,000.

Max. Value
per Note
(USD)
$10,000
Fee per Note
(USD)
$40
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 205mm wide x 220mm high and 580mm wide x 750mm high. 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 estimates only and are 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 + 10 days

Other PMG Services

Turnaround times are estimates only and are 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