PMG Grading On-site in Hong Kong in December

Posted on 10/11/2023

Collectors and dealers can submit banknotes at PMG's Hong Kong office or at PMG’s booth at the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair in December.

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) will conduct on-site grading of banknotes at the office of NGC Hong Kong Ltd. (NGC Hong Kong) from December 13-27, 2023. This is PMG's first on-site grading event in Hong Kong since 2019. With on-site grading, PMG provides its full expert and impartial authentication, grading and encapsulation services on location with an extremely fast turnaround time.

Submissions for on-site grading must be received by PMG's Hong Kong office by 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Submissions can be made in person (by appointment only) or by mail to PMG’s Hong Kong office. Please write "HK OS" on the shipping label or the outside of the shipping box to ensure that the submission is graded during the on-site event. Submissions can also be made at NGC Hong Kong’s booth (A5-A8) at the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair (HKINF) from December 11 until 12:00 p.m. on December 13, 2023.

NGC Hong Kong will endeavor to have all banknotes submitted for this event completed and ready for pick-up or return shipment starting Wednesday, December 27, 2023.

About PMG

PMG was founded in 2005 as a fully independent third-party paper money grading service. With an unparalleled commitment to accuracy, consistency and integrity, PMG is now the world’s largest third-party paper money grading service with nearly 10 million notes certified. Every note that PMG grades is backed by the comprehensive PMG Guarantee of authenticity and grade, which gives buyers and sellers greater confidence.

About the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair

The Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair is one of the world's leading numismatic showcases, featuring a wide variety of coins and currency for sale. The event features dozens of exhibitors and draws collectors and dealers from around the world. The December 11-13, 2023 event is being held at the Holiday Inn Golden Mile.

Preparing submissions

The PMG On-site Grading Event will be held at the office of NGC Hong Kong, PMG’s affiliate in Hong Kong, China. All vintage and modern notes are eligible.

Submissions will be accepted from paid Collector members and Authorized Dealers with PMG, NGC or ASG. Submissions must be made using the PMG Hong Kong Submission Form.

Not a member? For just $25 (USD) per year, you can gain direct submission privileges to PMG, NGC and ASG. To join, visit

Fees for on-site grading

For faster processing, collectors and dealers must pay at the time of submission. If payment is not made at the time of submission, notes can be returned at the time of completion IF the customer provides proof that they have paid.

Grading tiers, services and fees:

A complete list of PMG’s services and fees for the Hong Kong on-site grading event is below. All fees and maximum values are in USD. The PMG Grading Tiers and ReHolder fees listed below include an additional $3 fee per banknote for on-site grading. To view PMG’s services and fees as a PDF, click here.

Unlimited WalkThrough Unlimited $303 +2% FMV
WalkThrough $25,000 $303
Express $10,000 $128
Standard $3,000 $58
Economy $1,000 $40
Modern (1957-Present) $300 $25
Consecutive Bulk $300 $18
Vintage Bulk – Mixed Types (Pre-1957) $300 $26
Modern Bulk – Mixed Types (1957-Present) $300 $21
Bond and Stock Certificates Economy (ESB) $1,000 $58
Bond and Stock Certificates High Value (ESB) Unlimited $88
Early Releases/First Releases N/A Tier fee + $8
Special Label N/A Tier fee + $8
PMG Oversize Holder N/A Tier fee + $20
Custom Holder N/A Tier fee + $40
Variety N/A Tier fee + $10
Pedigree N/A Tier fee + $5
ReGrade N/A According to tier
CrossOver N/A According to tier
ReHolder $10,000 $18
High Value ReHolder Unlimited $53
Oversize ReHolder $10,000 $23
High Value Oversize ReHolder Unlimited $78
Custom ReHolder $10,000 $43
High Value Custom ReHolder Unlimited $88
Appearance Review N/A $0 per note
Return Packaging N/A $5 per form
Handling Fee N/A $15 per form

For more information and to submit, contact NGC Hong Kong:

Suites 1208-10, 12/F, Tower 1,
The Gateway, Harbour City
25 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,
Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Phone: +852 2115-3639
By Appointment Only

Authenticated Stamp Guaranty® (ASG®), PMG's affiliate for grading stamps, will also be conducting an on-site grading event in conjunction with the HKINF in December 2023. To learn more, click here.

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