Grade your coins Fast & Cheap at GreatCollections

THIS WAS A LIMITED TIME OFFER FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2012 ONLY. You can still take advantage of our Grade & Auction Program, which offers discounted grading rates for uncertified coins consigned to our auctions.

Save up to 60% on normal PCGS/NGC grading fees!

Since we launched our Grade & Auction Program last year, GreatCollections has arranged for millions of dollars worth of coins to be graded at PCGS and NGC.

For the month of November, we are expanding our program, giving you the opportunity to have coins graded at discounted rates, even if you don’t wish to consign them to auction. Once the coins have been graded, we will contact you to see if you would like to auction or have the coins returned.

Grading Co. Rate
If Auctions by
If Returned
to you
PCGS Express Tier (5 Day)$50$20$35
NGC Express Tier (5 Day)$50$20$35

This is valid for U.S. coins up to $20,000 in value. Crossovers and regrades welcome. If you have higher value coins, world or a quantity of the same issue, please contact us for those special rates. If coins are being returned, a nominal shipping charge applies.

To take advantage of the discounted coin grading rates:
1. Complete a special GreatCollections submission form
2. Send this form and coins to GreatCollections via insured mail

Download and Print a GreatCollections Consignment Form
- Special PCGS/NGC Express Coin Grading

GreatCollections will notify you the day your coins arrives at GreatCollections. We will also contact you once the coins have been graded by PCGS or NGC. You then have the option of having the coins returned or putting them in our auctions at the discounted rates.

If you have any questions about consigning or what your coins are worth, please do not hesitate to contact us. Telephone us at 1.800.44.COINS (+1.949.679.4180) or e-mail [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this special Express Grading program only available for a limited time?
Yes, GreatCollections is offering this special program for the month of November.

Can I still submit coins through GreatCollections Grade & Auction Program?
Yes, our normal Grade & Auction Program is still running, offering PCGS, NGC and ANACS coin grading as low as $10 per coin, however, all coins graded through this program need to be placed in auction.

How do I pay for the grading?
If you consign your coins to auctions, we will deduct the grading expense (at the low $20 rate) from your consignor check. If you are having the coins returned, you can pay by PayPal, credit card, check or wire.

How do I ship coins to GreatCollections?
We recommend shipping coins through the United States Postal Service via Registered Insured Mail or Priority Insured Mail. This is the safest way to transport coins. If you have coins worth more than $25,000 to sell, please contact us for special instructions. We will contact you the day your coins arrive.

How do I ship coins to GreatCollections?
We recommend shipping coins through the United States Postal Service via Registered Insured Mail or Priority Insured Mail. This is the safest way to transport coins. If you have coins worth more than $25,000 to sell, please contact us for special instructions. We will contact you the day your coins arrive.

Are my coins insured?
Yes, from the moment your coin(s) arrive at GreatCollections, they are fully insured through our extensive policy with Lloyd's of London. A copy of our insurance certificate is available by request.

When can I expect payment?
While our terms and conditions state that all consignors will be paid within 30 days, we routinely pay our consignors early (usually within 7-14 days). GreatCollections can also give you an instant cash advance of up to half of their value (for certified coins). For more information about cash advances, please call Ian Russell at 1.800.44.COINS (+1.949.679.4180) or e-mail [email protected].

What happens if my coins don't sell?
Our sell-through rate is very high at GreatCollections. In the unlikely event your coins do not sell, we will reoffer them in another auction. If they remain unsold, we will return them to you at our expense.

About GreatCollections

GreatCollections was founded by Ian Russell as a marketplace to serve the rare coin and bullion community. Though there are many places to buy and sell coins, very few ensure that the transaction is conducted in a safe and secure manner while keeping both parties confidential.

GreatCollections offers collectors an extensive selection of certified coins ranging in price from $25 up to $10,000s. All coins have been professionally listed and imaged by GreatCollections expert staff and most are certified by the leading third-party grading companies. Since GreatCollections has possession of all items being offered for sale, GreatCollections will ship your auction winnings and purchases to you securely and promptly. Sellers consign to GreatCollections to take advantage of our low commission rates, which work out in most cases to be cheaper than if they did all the work themselves.

Ian Russell at

Ian Russell - President
Ian is president and co-founder of GreatCollections Coin & Paper Money Auctions. From a young age, Ian was interested in collectibles and started working on weekends for a stamp dealer in Sydney, Australia at age 14. From there he learned about auctions at Stanley Gibbons Australia, personally handling many important sales including the Purcell Collection of Kangaroo and Map Series, the Mackey Collection of Australian States/Pacific Islands and the Morrison Hill China Collection. Ian also put together the company's first paper money auction featuring one of the finest New Zealand bank note collections ever formed.

In 2000, Ian was responsible for KISS The Auction, the multi-million dollar memorabilia auction conducted in June 2000 by a partnership of two major auction houses: Greg Manning Auctions and Butterfields. The auction set many records and is still regarded today as one of the most successful music memorabilia auctions in history.

From 2000 until 2010, Ian Russell held various positions at Spectrum Group International including President of Teletrade, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of Bowers and Merena Auctions, LLC, two of the largest coin auction houses in North America.

Ian manages all day-to-day operations at GreatCollections and is always available to discuss the advantages of GreatCollections with prospective consignors and bidders. He personally manages and advises advanced collectors on acquisitions, as well as prepares valuations of numismatic property for collectors, dealers, estates, trusts, accountants and law firms.

Ian is a member of the prestigious Professional Numismatists Guild, member 785 and abides by the PNG Code of Ethics. In 2021, CoinWorld Magazine named Ian one of the most influential people in numismatics.

Contact Ian Russell at 1.800.44.COINS (+1.949.679.4180) or via e-mail [email protected]