CGC Currency Grading and Certification

Official Website: www.gradedcurrency.com
Contact Name: Joe Bissell
CGC Contact Phone Number: 1-858-539-6737
Email: jbissell@san.rr.com

Mailing Address:
Joe Bissell – CGC
7660 Fay Ave. Suite H-356.
La Jolla, CA 92037

How to Submit Notes

Submitting notes to CGC (Currency Grading and Certificationn) is easy.
1. Use the contact information above to submit notes to CGC.

CGC General Grading Service Fees

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CGC Additional Grading Services

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CGC Grading Standards and Numbering System

Numeric Grades Adjectival Grades Description
MS 67 Superb Gem++ For the most part, this is as good as it gets! There are, however, a few (68’s) in the world (a bison, rainbow, etc.). These notes are considered the Superb Gem ++
MS 66 Superb Gem It is possible to obtain several notes in (66), especially the lower Denominations. However, you’ll see anywhere from 10 to 100 times factor in (65’s) over (66’s). These notes are Superb Gems!
MS 65 Gem This is where the serious collector begins his journey. This is the level where GEM starts. This doesn’t mean the note is flawless, but it does mean this uncirculated note is very well centered, has a crisp, original, undamaged (no pinholes – aging/fading) – Just as it says, a true Gem!
MS 63/64 Choice Crisp Uncirculated Choice Crisp Uncirculated (ChCu) is usually fresher and brighter than an average Cu note. Must be somewhat well centered (close to even margins), but may not quite make the cut to Gem due to small imperfections.
MS 60/62 Crisp Uncirculated Crisp Uncirculated shows no trace of circulation. Centering may not be perfect, may have pinholes, smudges, wrinkles or a corner tip fold – But not into the design. Very crisp.
MS 50/59 Almost Uncirculated Almost Uncirculated (AU) appears new, but under examination reveals light use: centerfold, a horizontal fold, or just a light crease. Original paper/good centering.
MS 40/45 Extremely Fine Extremely Fine notes are lightly circulated and may have several folds, but still retains much crispness, should not have any tears, stains, or discoloration’s.
MS 20/35 Very Fine Very Fine notes have normal circulation qualities. May have folds, creases, and even smudges. A popular grade for inexpensive collecting.

CGA Currency Grading and Authentication

Official Website: www.cganotes.com
CGA Contact Phone Number: 1-631-846-6913
CGA Fax Number: 1-631-909-4902

Email: cganotes@yahoo.com

Mailing Address:
CGA
PO Box 1001
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

How to Submit Notes

Submitting notes to CGA (Currency Grading and Authentication) is easy.
1. Visit the CGAnotes.com website and fill out the CGA Note Submission Form Click Here.

CGA General Grading Service Fees

A. Express Submission – 3 Business Days or Less – Fees Per Note:
1. $50 per note.
2. No maximum note value.

B. Standard Submission – 14 Business Days or Less – Fees Per Note::
1. $25 per note.
2. Notes Valued $3,000 or Less.
B. Economy Submission – 21 Business Days or Less – Fees Per Note:
1. $20 per note.
2. Notes Valued at $1,000 or Less.

C. Mixed Bulk Submission – 21 Business Days or Less – Fees Per Note:
1. $10 per note.
2. Notes Valued at $1,000 or Less.
3. 25 Note Minimum

D. Bulk Pack Submission – 21 Business Days or Less – Fees Per Note:
1. $8 per note.
2. Notes Valued at $1,000 or Less.
3. 25 Note Minimum

 

CGA Additional Grading Services

A. ReHolder – Fees
1. $5
2. Notes submitted must be in original sealed CGA holder.

CGA Grading Standards and Numbering System

Numeric Grades Adjectival Grades Description
60-70 Uncirculated (UNC) Uncirculated
50,53,55,58 About Uncircualted (AU) About Uncirculated
40, 45 Extremely Fine (XF) Extremely Fine
20, 25, 30, 35 Very Fine (VF) Very Fine
12, 15 Fine (F) Fine
8, 10 Very Good (VG) Very Good
4, 6 Good (G) Good
3 About Good (AG) About Good
2 Fair (F) Fair
1 Poor (P) Poor
CGA Shipping and Insurance rates
Notes Valued $0-$5,000 $15.00
Notes Valued $5,000.01 – 10,000.01 $20.00
Notes Valued $10,000.01 – $25,000.01 $25.00

Grading Guarantee

CGA Of Westhampton Beach, NY guarantees that currency submitted to us will be certified with the highest possible standards of professionalism. Currency Grading and Authentication shall only be undertaken by qualified experts in the field. Any customer may resubmit any note for review of the grade assigned by CGA if they believe the note is over-graded or for review of the notes authenticity.
If the note submitted for review by a customer is graded lower than the originally assigned grade, or has questionable authenticity under CGA’s internal review practices, CGA shall, at the discretion of CGA, either:

  1. Purchase the note at fair market value
  2. Replace the note
  3. Pay any difference between the current fair market value of the note with its newly assigned grade and the fair market value of the originally assigned grade. Fair market value shall be determined by CGA.

The CGA guarantee shall not apply to:

  1. Any note not certified by CGA.
  2. Any note in which its holder has been damaged.
  3. Any note removed from its sealed holder.
  4. Any Holder that has been tampered with.
  5. Any attributional Errors.
  6. Notes stored in improper conditions, such as but not limited to extreme temperatures, sunlight, moisture, vibrations or Ultraviolet radiation.
  7. Any note encapsulated prior to April 15th, 2009 or that does not display the CGA * Star * on the back of the holder.
  8. Any note with a notation of a problem condition printed on its label.

The CGA guarantee shall not apply to clerical errors. The determination of what constitutes a clerical error shall be solely determined by CGA. CGA’s sole liability shall be limited to correcting the clerical error. The CGA grading guarantee shall not apply to any note that CGA determines to have a value of more than $10,000.

Originally Written 2011