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PCGS Service Announcement - New "Genuine" Service

- June 4, 2008

Effective immediately, the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will begin authenticating and encapsulating "problem" coins (i.e. altered surface, cleaned, environmental damage, etc.).  Holders and inserts for the Genuine service will be identical to the normal PCGS holder except that the insert will read "GENUINE" in place of the usual grade.  No grade will be assigned to these coins, but they will be eligible for inclusion in the PCGS Set Registry with a grade value of 1.  Genuine service coins will be covered under the PCGS Guarantee of Authenticity but not under the PCGS Guaranty of Grade.  PCGS reserves the right to reject any coins submitted under the Guarantee Service, including coins that are excessively damaged, altered to such a degree that making a determination of authenticity is difficult or impossible, or which have surface contaminants that may harm the coin in the future.  In such cases, PCGS will refund the fee and related shipping charges for that coin.  Customers should submit all coins for the Genuine Service on a regular PCGS submission form, marking "GENUINE SERVICE" in the “Other” box.

The fee for the Genuine service is $100 per coin.  Turnaround times for the Genuine Service will be approximately the same for all other PCGS services.  The Genuine Service is a stand-alone service and is not available in combination with any other service levels.  “No-grades” from other service levels must be resubmitted under the Genuine Service in order to be encapsulated.

For additional information about Professional Coin Grading Service, contact PCGS at (800) 447-8848, or by e-mail at [email protected]

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