PMG and On-site Grading
There is a lot of planning involved when PMG offers on-site grading.
Four or five times a year PMG packs up and heads to conventions offering on-site grading. This is not an easy task. Let’s look at the ANA World’s Fair of Money as an example. For this show, a full staff of graders, one research assistant, one encapsulation expert and one customer service specialist made the trip. To be able to grade and encapsulate notes in a setting away from the office an assortment of reference books and research tools, lighting and encapsulation equipment was shipped to Chicago before the show. Upon arrival at the show, the PMG representatives set-up shop – setting up the equipment as necessary to complete the grading in their temporary home away from home. Although they are technically at the show, you most likely won’t find any of them on the floor enjoying all there is to see. They are there to work and are too busy grading all the notes that have been submitted.
Over a typical year, PMG personnel attending shows will log over thirty hours each travelling to and from shows. This is in addition to the eight or nine shows that PMG attends where submissions are accepted without on-site grading. And for some really exciting travel news - PMG representatives are currently on their way to Asia to discuss paper money grading and how PMG can be of service there. Now that’s logging a lot of frequent flyer miles!