The eagerly anticipated start of authentication and grading of rare coins in Hong Kong by Professional Coin Grading Service is underway through its new company, Collectors Universe (Hong Kong) Ltd. — PCGS. PCGS is grading coins prior to and during the Hong Kong International Coin Convention and Antique Watch Fair beginning on March 24 and continuing through April 6, 2012.
Coins now are being accepted from PCGS Collectors Club members and PCGS Authorized Dealers at "pre-show" discounted rates. You must be a PCGS Authorized dealer or PCGS Collector Club member to take advantage of the pre-show discounted pricing. Collector Club memberships can be purchased at the time of submission.
"We are ready to serve and assist collectors and dealers in Asia, and you can now submit coins to Professional Coin Grading Service in Hong Kong," said Don Willis, President of PCGS.
"Also, for the first time, PCGS will offer new, oversized holders that can accommodate coins as large as 100 millimeters in diameter. The new, larger holders that now are available from PCGS are perfect for coins up to one kilogram in size, and offer all of PCGS’ security and tamper evident features."
To qualify for a special, pre-show discount, submitted coins must be received before March 24, 2012. Send them by mail or deliver them in person to: Malca Amit Far East Ltd., Attention CU, Tsim Sha Tsui Office, 11/Floor, Room 1101-08, Tower 3, China, Hong Kong City, 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, HK.
Coins will be accepted for grading after March 24 at standard Onsite prices Anyone can submit coins in-person to the PCGS team either on-site during the scheduled pre-show auctions in the Crystal Room 3 at the Holiday Inn Golden Mile, April 3 – 5, or at the Hong Kong International Coin Convention at booths 214 – 217 on April 6. All coins must be received no later than April 6.
"All coins will be authenticated and graded through the industry’s highest standard of security and reliability, PCGS Secure Plus™, and will receive PCGS’ ultimate guarantee," said Muriel Eymery, Vice President of International Business Development for PCGS.
"Coins submitted through the Bulk service or through the Modern service are not required to go through Secure Plus. The PCGS full cash-back Secure Plus guaranty extends to all coins including all World coins and ensures the authenticity and accuracy of the grade assigned to any coin as long as it remains in its Secure Plus tamper-evident holder."
Since its founding in 1986, Professional Coin Grading Service experts have certified over 23 million coins with a total market value of over $26 billion. PCGS represents the industry standard in third-party certification. PCGS is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).
For additional information call PCGS Customer Service at +1 949-833-0600 (English) or +825 396 06570 (Chinese), or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.PCGSglobal.com.