PMG SERVICES & FEES

Submitting to PMG is easy. Please refer to Submitting for an overview of your submission options.

PMG offers several submission tiers and services to meet the needs of collectors and professionals alike. It is necessary to choose the option that corresponds to the value and category of the notes you are submitting as well as the turnaround time you desire. You may submit most US and World notes for grading. For more information on notes accepted by PMG for grading, please see Notes We Grade.

PMG’s comprehensive Written Guarantee of grade and authenticity covers all grading tiers described here.

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Note: The following fees apply only to direct submissions to PMG and are not valid for submissions to international offices or Submission Centers. See PMG Hong Kong Services & Fees and PMG Europe Services & Fees for submissions to these offices.


US Notes

Service
Fee
(per note)
Estimated Turnaround
Current Turnaround
Requirements
WalkThrough $100 + 1% FMV
$225
$150
24-hour service 24-hour service All US notes valued $50,001 and up.
All US notes valued $25,001 to $50,000.
All US notes valued up to $25,000.
Express $80 5 working days 5 working days US notes valued up to $10,000.
Standard $40 14 working days 14 working days US notes valued up to $3,000.
Economy $25 28 working days 35 working days US notes valued up to $1,000 except errors, US BEP-issued bonds, specimens, proofs, essays and/or notes not listed in Friedberg, Haxby, Criswell or Schwan. 5-note minimum.
Economy Special $30 28 working days 35 working days US notes valued up to $1,000. All errors, US BEP-issued bonds, specimens, proofs, essays and/or notes not listed in Friedberg, Haxby, Criswell or Schwan.
Bulk Submission See below for different Bulk Submission Tiers and Fees. See below See below Applies to all bulk submissions: Notes valued up to $500. 25-note minimum. The following notes are NOT eligible for bulk submission tiers: Error notes, US BEP-issued bonds, specimens, proofs, essays and notes not listed in Friedberg, Haxby, Criswell or Schwan.
Consecutive Notes $12 Varies 20 working days Consecutive Notes: All notes must be the same catalog number and all serial numbers must be in consecutive order. All vintage or modern notes are accepted provided they meet the bulk requirements above.
Mixed Vintage (Pre-1961) $16 Varies 68 working days Mixed Vintage: Notes may be a mix of catalog numbers and/or serial numbers.
Mixed Modern (1961 - present) $14 Varies 25 working days Mixed Modern: Notes may be a mix of catalog numbers and/or serial numbers. All notes issued 1961 to present are accepted provided they meet the bulk requirements above.

World Notes


Certain paper money valued under $3,000 that require additional research for authentication are not eligible for Standard, Economy or Bulk Tiers; Submit the following paper money using the World Express Tier: People’s Republic of China dated 1948-51. Please note, due to the additional research needed, the turnaround times for these PRC notes may be longer than the estimated 5 day World Express turnaround time.

Service
Fee
(per note)
Estimated Turnaround
Current Turnaround
Requirements
WalkThrough $100 + 1% FMV
$225
$150
24-hour service 24-hour service All non-US notes valued $50,001 and up.
All non-US notes valued $25,001 to $50,000.
All non-US notes valued up to $25,000.
Express $80 5 working days 5 working days Non-US notes valued up to $10,000.
Standard $45 14 working days 14 working days Non-US notes valued up to $3,000.
Economy $30 28 working days 40 working days Non-US notes valued up to $1,000 except errors, specimens, proofs, essays and/or notes not listed in Charlton or the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. 5-note minimum.
Economy Special $35 28 working days 40 working days Non-US notes valued up to $1,000. All errors, specimens, proofs, essays and/or notes not listed in Charlton or the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money.
Bulk Submission See below for different World Bulk Submission Tiers and Fees. See below See below Applies to all bulk submissions: Notes valued up to $500. 25-note minimum. The following notes are NOT eligible for bulk submission tiers: Error notes, specimens, proofs, essays and notes not listed in Charlton or the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money.
Consecutive Notes $13 Varies 25 working days Consecutive Notes: All notes must be the same catalog number and all serial numbers must be in consecutive order. All vintage or modern notes are accepted provided they meet the bulk requirements above.
Mixed Vintage (Pre-1961) $20 Varies 68 working days Mixed Vintage: Notes may be a mix of catalog numbers and/or serial numbers.
Mixed Modern (1961 - present) $15 Varies 25 working days Mixed Modern: Notes may be a mix of catalog numbers and/or serial numbers. All notes issued 1961 to present are accepted provided they meet the bulk requirements above.

A $8 handling fee per invoice applies to all submissions in addition to the grading tiers. An attribution fee of $5 per line item is charged when notes submitted are not accompanied by proper catalog number (e.g. Friedberg, Pick, etc.). A $10 adjustment fee will be charged for submission forms that must be modified prior to processing. This includes forms with more than one tier listed and bumps in tier levels due to undervalued notes.

Note: Please limit notes to 50 per submission form. For Bulk Consecutive submissions please limit notes to 100 per form. Use multiple submission forms as needed.


The following service options are available for both US and World note submissions.

Service
Fee
(per note)
Estimated Turnaround
Current Turnaround
Requirements
Appearance Review No charge 12 working days 12 working days Review of a PMG note you believe is over graded.
ReHolder $10 5 working days 5 working days A note in a PMG holder can be placed in a new holder. Notes valued up to $10,000.
High Value ReHolder $20 5 working days 5 working days A note in a PMG holder can be placed in a new holder. Notes valued over $10,000
ReGrade Tier price According to Tier chosen
Ex: Regrade Express is 5 working days
According to Tier chosen
Ex: Regrade Express is 5 working days
If you disagree with a grade assigned by PMG, you may submit the note for review for a higher grade. Note must be intact in its PMG holder. Also choose a grading tier according to note value and desired turnaround time.
Variety Tier price + $5 According to Tier According to Tier Additional attribution not mentioned in Friedberg, Haxby, Criswell, Schwan, Charlton & the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money.
Pedigree Tier price + $5 According to Tier According to Tier Reserved for information pertaining to a private or public collection. (Ex: Ford Collection).
PMG Oversize Holder Tier price + $15 According to Tier According to Tier Notes larger than 7¾” x 4¾” (20 cm x 12 cm) will be assessed an additional service fee of $15 per note.
Custom Holder $25 or $50* According to Tier According to Tier Multi and Custom Holders are available in a variety of sizes and must be submitted on a separate invoice. *See the PMG Multi and Custom Holder article for more information.
Return Packaging $3/submission 1 working day 1 working day Examples include Certificates of Authenticity and folders / boxes.
Internet Imaging $5 Tier + 1 working day Tier + 1 working day If chosen, PMG provides digital imaging for notes submitted under any of its grading and service tiers at $5 per note. Consists of an accurate Internet-resolution 150 dpi JPEG image of the holder's front and back. Applies to all notes on the invoice.

PMG reserves the right to charge higher tier rates if a submitted item's value exceeds the maximum value allowed using the originally selected tier. This also includes instances where the value provided by the submitter is below the note’s fair market value.

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