PMG Expert Review

Get fast feedback on a note's authenticity and grade from PMG's expert team. This service gives you a preliminary opinion that can help you to make a smarter purchase. A PMG expert's opinion will be delivered in two business days or less.

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PMG is a leading third-party authentication and grading service for notes. eBay is a leading online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers around the world. PMG is an approved grading company of eBay.

Get advice from a PMG expert for as little as $5!

Preliminary opinion of authenticity
Preliminary opinion of authenticity and grade

Get a discount if the note is submitted to PMG for regular grading within 90 days!

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How does it work?

Submit request to PMG

Fill out a quick form with the eBay listing ID and note description along with your desired service and payment information.

Receive expert review

A PMG expert will review the eBay listing's images and provide a preliminary opinion.

Get grading discount

You'll receive a discount on PMG's full certification service if the note is submitted within 90 days.

What do I get?

You can request a preliminary opinion of authenticity ($5) or a preliminary opinion of authenticity and grade ($10).

Possible authenticity opinions
  • Likely Genuine
  • Likely Not Genuine
  • Inconclusive (full refund)
  • Not Eligible (full refund)
Possible grade opinions
  • US and World Notes
  • Likely Uncirculated (60-70)
  • Likely High Circulated (40-58)
  • Likely Low Circulated (1-35)
  • Likely No Grade
  • Inconclusive ($5 refund)

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You will also get a voucher (sent by email) equal to the amount paid that can be used to submit the note to PMG for regular grading services. The voucher is valid for 90 days after your purchase of PMG Expert Review.


How much does it cost?

It costs $5 for a preliminary opinion of authenticity and $10 for a preliminary opinion of authenticity and grade.

What if PMG can't give an opinion?

If PMG cannot give a preliminary opinion of authenticity, the full fee will be refunded.

If PMG cannot give a preliminary opinion of grade, $5 will be refunded.

Are PMG's opinions guaranteed?

The opinions given through PMG Expert Review are preliminary opinions based on an eBay item's images. A precise opinion requires an in-person examination by multiple professional graders.

PMG Expert Review opinions are therefore not guaranteed.

You will receive a voucher equal to the amount paid for PMG Expert Review that you can use to submit the note for PMG's full, guaranteed grading services. This voucher is valid for 90 days.

How long will it take to receive a PMG Expert Review opinion?

You will receive an PMG Expert Review opinion by email within two business days.

Get an Expert Review for as little as $5

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Terms and Conditions of Service

These terms and conditions apply to the Expert Verification Services (the "Services") ordered by you for an item listed on eBay. By ordering the Services, you acknowledge and agree that:

  • an opinion rendered based on an image of an item is less accurate than an opinion rendered from physical examination;
  • the Services are provided as-is, without any warranty or guarantee. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, all Services are specifically excluded from the Guarantee that PMG may provide for its regular certification services;
  • the Services are not considered "certification" services provided by PMG, and no item for which Services have been provided should be described as having been "certified" by PMG; and
  • your only remedy in connection with the Services will be a refund if the Services are not performed, such as the Authenticity Opinion is Inconclusive (full refund) or if the Grade Opinion is Inconclusive ($5 refund). Except for the foregoing, you waive all claims and remedies in connection with the Services and release PMG from all liability in connection with the Services.