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The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) is a set of independent third-party companies focused on the expert authentication, grading and conservation of collectibles.

The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) is the world’s leading provider of expert, impartial and tech-enabled services that add value and liquidity to collectibles. The CCG companies include Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC), Paper Money Guaranty (PMG), Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) and Authenticated Stamp Guaranty (ASG). Since 1987, the CCG companies have certified over 80 million coins, banknotes, comic books, trading card games, sports cards, video games, home video, stamps, estate items and related collectibles. Today, CCG serves the world of collectibles online and at its offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and China.

NGC is the world’s leading and largest third-party coin grading service, and its affiliate NCS is the first and foremost professional coin conservation company. PMG was founded in 2005 and is by far the world’s largest third-party paper money grading service. CGC is the preferred grading service for the certification of pop culture collectibles, including comic books, magazines, TCGs, sports cards, video games, home video and concert posters. ASG, a third-party stamp grading service, was founded in 2017.

These services share a common approach that is rooted in complete independence and objectivity. CCG companies do not buy or sell collectibles, and their full-time graders are prohibited from commercial trading to prevent conflicts of interest. In addition, a submitter’s identity is always concealed from the experts who handle their submission. These measures ensure a fully impartial expert opinion. Those who submit collectibles to a CCG member company can count on the integrity, expertise and reliability of a proven process. The services provided by CCG member companies add transparency to the market and give greater confidence to buyers and sellers around the world.

The CCG companies own numerous patents. For a list of CCG's current patents, click here.