Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) and eBay have partnered to launch NGC Expert Review and PMG Expert Review, low-cost services that provide a preliminary review of coins and notes by NGC and PMG experts, respectively. The service is available for coins and banknotes on eBay that have not been certified by a third-party grading service.
NGC Expert Review and PMG Expert Review offer two services for US, world and ancient coins, and US and world paper money on eBay:
- Authenticity Review ($5 per coin or note): An NGC or PMG expert examines the photos from the eBay listing and provides a preliminary opinion of the coin’s or the note’s authenticity. The preliminary opinions of authenticity are: Likely Genuine, Likely Not Genuine or Inconclusive.
- Authenticity and Grade Review ($10 per coin or note): An NGC or PMG expert examines the photos from the eBay listing and provides a preliminary opinion of the coin’s or note’s authenticity and, if it is Likely Genuine, a preliminary opinion on its grade range. For US and world coins, the preliminary opinions of grade range include Likely Low Circulated (1-35), Likely High Circulated (40-58), Likely Uncirculated (60-70), Likely Proof (60-70), Likely No Grade or Inconclusive. Similar opinions are given for ancient coins.
Quick results and additional benefits
NGC and PMG will provide the results within two business days. An authenticity opinion of Inconclusive will result in a full refund. A grade of Inconclusive will result in a $5 refund.
To use this service, eBay buyers should look for the NGC or PMG Expert Review link near the bid or buy section on the eBay listing page for an uncertified coin or note.
As an added benefit, NGC and PMG will give the person who purchased the NGC or PMG Expert Review service a voucher toward NGC’s or PMG’s full authentication, grading and encapsulation services, respectively. The voucher is equal to the amount paid for the review and is valid for 90 days from the date the NGC or PMG Expert Review service was purchased. An Associate or higher NGC or PMG Collector membership is required to submit collectibles to NGC or PMG for their regular grading services.
“We want every eBay buyer to have confidence that the coin or the note they are purchasing is exactly what they believe it to be, and we are able to reinforce that peace of mind in partnership with NGC and PMG,” said Mark Flaa, Category Director of Arts & Collectibles at eBay. “This new service is another step in eBay’s efforts to ensure the integrity of the items we offer. Our trusted marketplace and wide selection of inventory, coupled with NGC’s and PMG’s expertise, makes eBay the ideal destination for those searching for authentic, rare collectibles.”
“We are honored to work with eBay to help make it safer, easier and more educational to buy coins and notes in its marketplace,” said Mark Salzberg, Chairman of NGC and PMG. “This is a great example of how NGC and PMG have leveraged technology to launch a new service that benefits the hobby.”
Similar Expert Review service is being offered on eBay by an NGC affiliate: Certified Guaranty Company (CGC), for comic books.
PMG also recently introduced a CrossOver service.
And NGC has upgraded its mobile app.