Take a Good Look at the PMG Holder
Posted on 9/18/2012
Introduced in 2011, the second-generation PMG holder is made from the same high-quality inert materials and is very similar in shape and overall aesthetics to the original; however, it features new, highly sophisticated anti-counterfeiting and tampering-prevention technologies.
While PMG has not had any reported instances of holder tampering or counterfeiting, the company’s mandate requires periodic reviews of the security of its products. PMG was able to take advantage of advances and technologies used by other Certified Collectibles Group companies, including NGC, in their own certification holders. Ultimately, the holder was upgraded to maintain PMG’s leadership role and the strong preference for its certification holder among currency collectors.
The PMG label includes a conservation-grade UV fiber paper, as did the previous version, but also includes a new UV watermark. These features are not visible under normal light, but when viewed under ultraviolet light these features help confirm the authenticity of the PMG product.
Additionally, spot metallic-foil and holographic patterns were added to the label design and borders. A state-of-the-art hologram is also fused directly to the label paper. All of these features combine to make the PMG label virtually impossible to reproduce.
The outside holder itself also underwent important changes. The holder’s sealed edges include an embossed pattern. The custom design relies on a unique safe-sealing method pioneered by Certified Collectibles Group. The complex repeating texture includes the PMG logo and other elements within the seal that also confirm the quality and thoroughness of the holder seal.
For more information or to have your notes encapsulated in the newest PMG holder, contact PMG customer service at 1-877-PMG-5570 or service@PMGnotes.com.