In all honesty PMG isn't getting enough credit publicly for picking up the slack that PCGS/Legacy has left behind. Turnaround has not had a significant drop off in 2019 & they have hired more experts to take on the extra grading demands.
Currency grading will recover thanks to solid companies like PMG & hopefully Collectors Universe in the near future.
I agree. PMG is beating stated turnaround times on many of my submissions as I work to cross my high value stuff out of PCGS holders. I was an admitted PCGS supporter. I was able to rationalize the problems in some sort of twisted way as PCGS cratered. Through pure chance (the birth of my son), I had tabled a lot of grading submissions and such that I wanted to do beginning in approximately Oct 2018. I was lucky enough to be on the sidelines for the fall, but I was still charged for a renewal in January. I was promised a swift and pleasant transition into legacy, with the voucher being honored. As I continued to attempt to get verification of the membership, I got the run around then radio silence. There is no more rationalization. The logic (and law enforcement) in me assumes that attorney advise or a preservation of evidence motion has been granted on one of the lawsuits. Thus no contact, no returned notes. But at this point, who knows. Additionally, who knows what creditors may be sniffing for their piece of the pie too. The damage done to the hobby is jarring. There is no telling how many individuals interested in paper money, just starting out, will walk away due to losing notes or money. I have made many expensive “learning experiences” in my time, but had an “expert” swindled me right when I started, I would have never continued in the hobby.
Always looking for, or looking to buy serials as follows:
01171987 06302012 06262016 00000017 (with the 17 in any location)