PMG Announces Grading Services for Bond and Stock Certificates

Posted on 9/12/2019

The banknote grading company is expanding to certify collectibles from the world of scripophily.

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that it is now grading and encapsulating most bond and stock certificates.

Bond and stock certificate collecting, known by specialists as “scripophily,” is an important subset of numismatics that has achieved greater recognition in recent years. Many companies no longer issue printed certificates, so these items serve as uniquely tangible links to famous businesses and brands. Collectors are drawn to the intricate designs of many certificates as well as the business and financial history they represent.

“Many bond and stock certificates feature incredibly beautiful designs representing some of history’s greatest companies and achievements,” says Mark Salzberg, chairman of PMG.
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Bond and stock certificates often were printed by the same institutions that printed banknotes, making them a logical fit for PMG, a leading third-party authentication, grading and encapsulation service for banknotes. PMG has certified more than 5 million banknotes since it was established in 2005.

Certificates larger than 400 x 470 mm are encapsulated on a case-by-case basis.
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“We are thrilled to expand our expert and impartial certification services to this interesting and historically significant category,” says Mark Salzberg, chairman of PMG. “Many bond and stock certificates feature incredibly beautiful designs representing some of history’s greatest companies and achievements.”

The grading and encapsulation fee for bond and stock certificates is a flat $45 per item. Elite members receive a 10% discount. Bond and stock certificates should be submitted on a separate submission form. When submitting bond and stock certificates, do not select a grading tier or Custom Holder; simply write ESB in bold letters in a prominent place on the submission form.

The grading and encapsulation fee for bond and stock certificates is a flat € 60 per item (including VAT). Elite members receive a 10% discount. Bond and stock certificates should be submitted on a separate submission form. When submitting bond and stock certificates, do not select a grading tier or Custom Holder; simply write ESB in bold letters in a prominent place on the submission form.

The grading and encapsulation fee for bond and stock certificates is a flat £55 per item (including VAT). Elite members receive a 10% discount. Bond and stock certificates should be submitted on a separate submission form. When submitting bond and stock certificates, do not select a grading tier or Custom Holder; simply write ESB in bold letters in a prominent place on the submission form.

The grading and encapsulation fee for bond and stock certificates is a flat $55 per item. Elite members receive a 10% discount. Bond and stock certificates should be submitted on a separate submission form. When submitting bond and stock certificates, do not select a grading tier or Custom Holder; simply write ESB in bold letters in a prominent place on the submission form.



Certificates larger than 400 x 470 mm are encapsulated on a case-by-case basis.

For information about PMG submissions, contact one of its offices:


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