Numismatic Guaranty Corporation®
(NGC®), the world's largest
third-party coin grading and authentication service, has
announced that it will now accept CrossOver submissions of coins
graded MS 70, PF 70 and SP 70.
NGC's CrossOver service allows PCGS-certified
coins to be submitted to NGC for grading without removing them from
the holders. If NGC assigns the same or higher grade the coins will
be carefully removed from the PCGS holder and encapsulated by NGC.
Previously, only coins graded 69 and below were
eligible for NGC's CrossOver service.
NGC is the official grading service of the American
Numismatic Association and its members can directly submit U.S. and
world coins direct to NGC.
The policy change, which is effective immediately, is in
response to feedback from collectors who desire to complete sets of
NGC-certified modern coins in the ultimate grades of NGC MS 70 or
NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo. Many collectors display their sets on the
free, online NGC Registry, which is the largest of its kind at
nearly 85,000 sets - a
significant percentage of which are modern coins.
"As more collectors, particularly those who participate in
the online NGC Registry, build sets of NGC-certified
modern coins, we have witnessed growing demand for NGC to allow
CrossOvers of coins graded 70 by PCGS," says Mark
Salzberg, NGC Chairman. "By updating our CrossOver
policy we now present collectors and dealers with a risk-free
opportunity to submit their PCGS-graded modern coins
NGC will extend its CrossOver special to allow submissions
of all PCGS-certified U.S. and world coins for
CrossOver and charging only a modest $5 handling fee
if the coin does not meet NGC's strict grading
"NGC has long been the leader in modern coin certification
because of our accurate and consistent grading as well
as our inert holder, which was tested and is currently used by the
Smithsonian Institution," Salzberg continues. "The NGC
holder is ideal for the long-term preservation of
these beautiful coins."
For more information and detailed submission instructions visit
the NGC website, www.NGCcoin.com.