Professional Coin Grading Service has expanded its services in Europe with the opening of a new, larger submission center in Paris and the creation of the PCGSEurope.com website that includes information and submission forms for collectors and dealers in five languages.
“We are now accepting coins in Paris directly from members of the PCGS Collectors Club as well as from PCGS Authorized Dealers in the European Union,” said Don Willis, president of PCGS, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. “Many collectors and dealers in Europe see the advantages of third-party authentication, grading and certification, and have been quite enthusiastic about PCGS since we opened our first grading office in Paris in 2010.”
The new PCGS European Submission Center is located in the La Bourse-Richelieu Drouot area of Paris.
“This neighborhood is the main area for the coin market and auction houses in Paris,” said Muriel Eymery, PCGS vice president of international business development. “We are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.”
Specific information about submitting rare coins and modern coins, the types of certification services offered as well as the fees for them can be found online at www.pcgseurope.com or by calling the submission center at + 33 1 40 20 09 94.
The new website has news and rare coins information in English, French, German, Italian and Polish including a PCGS Certified Coins Population Report for many European countries.
There’s also a listing of PCGS Authorized Dealers in the EU and information about joining the PCGS Collectors Club. PCGS Collectors Club membership benefits include direct coin submission privileges, instant online access to the PCGS Population Report, and members receive a 10 percent discount on purchasing PCGS supplies.