Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I submit coins to NGC for grading and authentication? 

A: There are several ways to submit coins to NGC for grading and authentication:

  1. Join the NGC Collectors Society and send coins directly to NGC.
  2. Submit through an official NGC Submission Center or submit through an NGC Dealer. Click here for a list of NGC Submission Centers. To find a dealer near you, visit the NGC Dealer Locator.

Q: How do I become an NGC Dealer?

A: You must apply to become an NGC Dealer. Contact NGC Customer Service and request a copy of the NGC Dealer application.

Q: What coins are accepted by NGC for grading and authentication? 

A: NGC grades most US, World, and ancient coins. For specific questions, please contact NGC Customer Service. NGC will not encapsulate coins that are not genuine, have questionable authenticity, or are altered. NGC also does not encapsulate coins with surface residue, including PVC. Coins with residue should be sent to Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS), an affiliated company, prior to being graded by NGC. 

Q: How do I send my coins to NGC?

A: Refer to Packing Coins for Submission for sending your coins to NGC.

Q: What is NGC’s position in the marketplace and how long has it been in business? 

A: Founded in 1987, NGC has graded more than 38 million coins. We have rapidly grown to be the leading third-party grading service in the world, due to our reputation for consistent and accurate grading and our affordable and flexible grading tier options. NGC's customer service team is recognized as being the industry's best. For these reasons, NGC grades more coins than any other grading service and more of the world's finest coins.

Q: What is a Details Grade?

A: A Details Grade describes the amount of wear or metal loss due to circulation. NGC assigns Details Grades to coins that have detrimental surface conditions, such as excessive surface hairlines or damage. Along with a Details Grade a specific disclosure regarding the surface condition appears on the NGC Details Grading label. For more information, click here.

Q. What does it cost to return my coins to me? 

A. Contact us or call NGC Customer Service at +1 941-360-3990 for information regarding shipping costs. The Return Postage table on the Collectors Society form is for Domestic US shipments only.