February 8, 2018 – The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) is excited to announce that it will open an office in London in April. The new location will accept submissions to the independent members of CCG, which include Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS), Paper Money Guaranty (PMG), Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) and Classic Collectible Services (CCS).
Spink’s headquarters in London. Photo: UK.
CCG’s London office will be in the fashionable Bloomsbury area of London, just steps from the British Museum. It will occupy the third floor of Spink’s headquarters. Established in 1666, Spink is the leading UK-based collectibles auction house with a dominant position in many areas of numismatics and an unparalleled global reach through a network of long-established auction rooms in New York, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Singapore. The CCG and Spink spaces will be completely independent.
Submissions to the CCG London office will be handled by NGC International UK Ltd. (NGC UK), a wholly owned subsidiary of NGC. Collectibles submitted to NGC UK will be transported with full insurance coverage (based on the submitter’s declared value) to the CCG companies in the United States for authentication, grading and encapsulation. The collectibles are then transported back to NGC UK to be delivered to the submitter.
“Third-party certification from services such as NGC and PMG has helped to expand the coin and paper money markets around the world, and I experience it first-hand every day in Hong Kong at Spink China,” said Olivier D. Stocker, Chairman and CEO of Spink. “Our UK and European clients increasingly demand NGC-certified coins and PMG-certified notes, and we are fortunate to offer them these services within our flagship building. Together with PMG and NGC, Spink is thrilled to offer a new leading ‘one-stop shop’ service to collectors and dealers in London.”
“The United Kingdom is not only home to a significant number of coin, banknote and comic book collectors and dealers, but it is also a hub for collectors and dealers who travel from other areas, such as Russia, India and the Middle East,” said Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of CCG. “Together with our Munich office, this London location will provide an enormous region with better access to our coin, paper money and comic book certification services.”
The address of the new office will be:
NGC International UK Ltd.
Third Floor, 69 Southampton Row
Additional details, including submission fees and the date of the office opening, will be announced in the near future.
CCG is headquartered in a 60,000-square-foot facility in Sarasota, Florida, USA. In addition to its London office, it has offices in Munich, Shanghai and Hong Kong, as well as 14 Official Submission Centers in cities around the world.
CoinsWeekly reported about London being a hub for numismatics in our article.
You can reach the NGC here.
This link takes you to the PMG website.
To visit the CGC web presence click here.