PMG: The Name You Can Trust

Posted on 2/11/2019

Learn what makes PMG unique.

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) was established in 2005 to provide expert and impartial certification services for collectible paper money. Today, 14 years and nearly 4 million notes later, PMG is by far the world’s largest and most trusted third-party paper money grading service.

PMG has long been distinguished by its unparalleled accuracy, consistency, integrity and stability.

PMG now boasts a team of more than 20 professional graders, many of whom have been with the company for years. Their expertise and longevity results in remarkably accurate and consistent grading, year after year.

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To ensure impartiality, PMG’s full-time graders are prohibited from buying and selling notes commercially, and various measures ensure the anonymity of submissions. PMG is focused solely on providing expert and unbiased certification services.

Every note that PMG has ever certified is backed by the comprehensive PMG Guarantee — the strongest in the industry. This guarantee gives collectors and dealers significantly greater confidence because they know that PMG stands behind its products and services.

Many collectors and dealers also know that PMG has had the same ownership team since inception, which is important because it demonstrates consistency, commitment and certainty about the future.

PMG shares its ownership with the other independent members within the Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) of companies. These companies include Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the world’s largest third-party certification service for collectible coins, tokens and medals, as well as Certified Guaranty Company (CGC), the world’s largest third-party certification service for collectible comic books, magazines and posters. Together, the CCG companies have certified more than 51 million collectibles.

The CCG companies, including PMG, are headquartered in a state-of-the-art 60,000-square-foot facility in Sarasota, Florida. They also have offices in London, Munich, Shanghai and Hong Kong, China. These locations serve an ever-growing global community of collectors and dealers.

PMG also supports collectors and dealers with extensive resources for education and market analysis on its website, These resources include:

  • The PMG Population Report, which offers insight into the relative rarity of banknotes by type and grade.
  • The PMG Registry, where collectors can organize and display their collections and participate in a friendly competition for the best sets.
  • Verify PMG Certification, which allows collectors to verify a PMG-graded note’s description and grade in the PMG database.

PMG’s leadership position has been affirmed by endorsements from the American Numismatic Association (ANA), the only numismatic organization charted by the US Congress, and the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), a group of top numismatic dealers. Both the ANA and PNG have named PMG their official paper money grading service.

Collectors and dealers want to know that their notes are accurately graded according to consistent standards. They want to know that the grading will be unbiased. And they also want to know that the company that grades their notes has the commitment and resources to stand behind its grades.

PMG has and will continue to provide accuracy, consistency, integrity and stability to the paper money market. That’s why more collectors and dealers choose PMG.

If you have any questions about PMG, its services and its benefits, contact one of its locations:

Thank you for your trust,


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