PCGS and New
Zealand Mint Certification Agreement
A new international
partnership has been established between the
Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and the
New Zealand Mint, one of the first world mints
to adopt the .9999 standard for gold coin
Under the agreement PCGS will grade selected
examples of the mintís new commemorative and
bullion issues, such as the gold Kiwi bullion
coins, and will establish a submission center at
the mint in Auckland, New Zealand for the
convenience of local collectors and dealers to
submit coins for PCGS certification.
"PCGS is pleased to partner with the New Zealand
Mint to allow submissions of vintage as well as
modern commemorative issues for authentication
and grading. This will help expand the use of
third-party certification there.
The New Zealand Mint has been producing coins of
the highest quality for over four decades and is
justifiably proud of its design and production
work," said Don Willis, President of PCGS, a
division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ:
Gary McNabb, Managing Director of New Zealand
Mint LTD, commented:
"We are excited about the opportunity to partner
with PCGS to implement coin grading in New
Zealand. PCGS is the standard in the USA and
will enhance awareness and interest in the
secondary coin market in New Zealand.
The New Zealand Mintís location on Greys Avenue
in Auckland will be the collection point for
coin collectors and dealers seeking to add the
value of certification to their collections."
He said the new program will begin in June with
the planned opening of a service center for
local coin collectors.
McNabb, Willis and other officials of the New
Zealand Mint and PCGS met during the recent
World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. The
agreement with the New Zealand Mint is similar
to the partnership announced earlier between
PCGS and the Mint of Poland.
For additional information about the PCGS World
Coin services, contact PCGS at (800) 477-8848,
online at www.PCGS.com, or contact the New
Zealand Mint by e-mail at sales@NewZealandMint.com
or online at www.NZMint.com.