Whether you are a collector, investor or speculator, one of the most important things that you can do to protect your investment is to only purchase coins that have been independently authenticated, graded and certified for condition and rarity.
To that end, UGSD only sells and extends depository services to rare coins that have been authenticated, graded and certified by one of the following companies: the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) www.pcgs.com, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of America (NGC) www.ngccoin.com or the Independent Coin Grading Service (ICG) www.icgcoin.com.
These certifications are internationally recognized as accurate reflections of authenticity, condition and therefore, relative value. After careful inspection and authentication, each coin is given a serial number (archived by the respective grading service) and sonically sealed in a tamper-proof plastic holder, thereby ensuring the integrity, condition and value of the coin. It is this process that allows for daily BUY/SELL prices to be posted across an international network of PCGS, NGC and ICG dealers. Each service also employs anti-counterfeiting measures to their holders thereby insuring the integrity of the product and value of the coin.
If you are serious about your investment, whether you are a collector or "investor", you must only purchase coins that have been independently certified by one of the above- mentioned companies. It is one of the best ways to protect your investment.
Again, UGSD will only extend Depository Services to coins that have been independently verified by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of America (NGC) or the Independent Coin Grading Service (ICG).