Get Your Coins Professionally Certified/Graded
P.C.G.S (Professional Coin grading Service) is revered as one of the best and most respected grading companies. Their encapsulated coins also tend to catch the highest premiums at auctions and private sales. This grading company will grade all U.S. and a large selection of World coins. They have started holdering problem coins that are genuine too. If you prefer to not have your problem coins encapsulated you can request they not be. In addition to their regular lable they also offer a secure plus label for additional security. PCGS will also review all qualified coins for a plus designation at no extra charge
N.G.C (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) is also well respected and some argue they are more strict with their grading than P.C.G.S. For this reason, they are one of the best and most popular grading companies alongside of PCGS. Their rates are also very similar. N.G.C will also encapsulate problem coins; they will assign a grade range (not a specific number) and state the most prominent problem of the coin. NGC also has a beautiful scratch resistant edge-view holder! This allows you to see the edge of the coin both adding to the eye appeal and security of their holder. NGC also assigns a + designation to coins at the higher end of a grade. Each coin sent into NGC will automatically be considered for the plus designation.
ANACS, established in 1972 is America's oldest established grading service. Their certified coins are sometimes not revered as high as PCGS or NGC but we use them as an option because unlike NGC or PCGS, they will assign a specific number grade to problem coins (instead of just the range) for anything under MS60. If you would like to get your coin(s) graded but are pretty sure they have some type of damage, ANACS may be the way to go. In our experience they also appear to be very well versed on attributing variety coins, mint errors and obscure world coins.
Want confidence in the quality of a certified coin? Consider using CAC's service. They will evaluate both PCGS & NGC certified coins and add their sticker if they believe it to meet or exceed the indicated grade. CAC coins tend to fetch higher prices at auctions than those without it.