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  • dbtunr dbtunr Sep 2, 2014 9:06 PM Flag

    highest coin grading fee reported as $10,000 or more

    Wow!! Some high fees. The $10K+ was for the $10M coin that sold last year.

    Our revenues are comprised principally of our authentication and grading service fees. Those fees range from $3 to over $10,000 per item, based primarily on the type of collectible authenticated or graded, the turnaround times and the specific service selected by the customer. We charge higher fees for faster turnaround times. Our fees are generally not based on the value of the collectible, except for special coin services sometimes requested by customers, for which we charge supplemental fees that are based on the value of the coin. In fiscal 2014, our authentication and grading fees, per item processed, for all of our businesses averaged $13.79, and our coin authentication and grading fees ranged from $4 to $10,000, and averaged $18.84 , per coin.

 
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