The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) opened its London office on September 10, 2018. Operated by NGC International UK Ltd. (NGC UK), the office will accept submissions for five independent members of CCG: Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS), Paper Money Guaranty (PMG), Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) and Classic Collectible Services (CCS).
The NGC UK London office is located in the fashionable Bloomsbury area of London. It occupies the third floor of the building that houses the headquarters of Spink, a prominent auction house; the NGC UK and Spink spaces will be completely independent.
NGC, PMG and CGC are the world’s largest third-party coin, banknote and comic book certification services, respectively. Each company employs a team of specialists who authenticate collectibles, assign a grade on an internationally recognized scale and then encapsulate the collectibles in secure holders designed for long-term preservation. Collectibles certified by NGC, PMG and CGC are backed by the respective company’s guarantee.
These companies focus solely on providing expert and impartial certification services for collectibles. None of the CCG companies buy or sell collectibles, and their employees are prohibited from dealing in collectibles. In addition, their graders never know the identity of a collectible’s submitter, another measure to prevent any conflict of interest.
Certification by NGC, PMG and CGC has added transparency, confidence and liquidity to collectibles markets around the world. This has led to higher prices realized for NGC-certified coins, PMG-certified banknotes and CGC-certified comic books. Together, the companies have certified more than 50 million collectibles.
In addition to certification services, CCG provides professional coin conservation services and professional comic book conservation and restoration services through its independent member companies NCS and CCS, respectively.
"We look forward to serving collectors and dealers based not only in the United Kingdom but also those who visit from other countries," said Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of CCG. "As our fifth global location, our London office furthers our efforts to make it easier to access our expert and impartial services."
NGC UK will provide comprehensive services for submitters. Collectibles submitted to NGC UK will be transported with full insurance coverage (based on the submitter’s declared value) to the CCG companies in the United States for authentication, grading and encapsulation. The collectibles are then transported back to NGC UK to be delivered to the submitter. NGC UK provides the shipping and insurance, and also handles customs clearance.
Submissions can be made by appointment to the NGC UK office or to NGC UK representatives at various coin, paper money and comics shows in the United Kingdom. NGC UK accepts submissions from paid Collector members and Authorized Dealers. To join, visit NGCcoin.uk/Join, PMGnotes.uk/Join or CGCcomics.uk/Join. One membership entitles you to submit coins, paper money and comic books.
The address of the NGC UK office is: NGC International UK Ltd. Third Floor, 69 Southampton Row Bloomsbury WC1B 4ET London
For more information, contact NGC UK at [email protected]. Additional information about NGC UK and the CCG companies as well as a list of events the companies will attend are available at NGCcoin.uk, PMGnotes.uk and CGCcomics.uk.
About CCG and the CCG member companies
CCG is headquartered in a 60,000-square-foot facility in Sarasota, Florida, USA. In addition to its London office, it has offices in Munich, Shanghai and Hong Kong, as well as 14 Official Submission Centers in cities around the world.
NGC is a leading third-party coin authentication, grading and encapsulation service with more than 41 million coins certified. Founded in 1987, NGC backs each graded coin with the comprehensive NGC Guarantee of grade and authenticity. Our reputation has been built on providing the high level of confidence and trust our customers expect. Connect with us at NGCcoin.uk/connect
NCS is the world’s first professional coin conservation service and has restored more than 1 million coins since it was established in 2001. NCS conservation removes harmful surface contaminants, stabilizes a coin’s surfaces and improves a coin’s eye appeal.
PMG was founded in 2005 as a fully independent third-party paper money grading service. Today, PMG is the world’s largest third-party paper money grading service, with more than 3 million notes certified. Each note that PMG grades is backed by its comprehensive, PMG guarantee of grade and authenticity. Connect with us at PMGnotes.uk/connect
CGC is a leading third-party comic book, magazine and concert poster authentication, grading and encapsulation service, with more than 5 million collectibles certified. Founded in 2000, CGC backs each collectible with the comprehensive CGC Guarantee, which provides greater protection for both buyers and sellers. Connect with us at CGCcomics.uk/connect