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Difference between Annual Memberships

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One is the Synodic Year membership and the other is the Sidereal Year membership. The Sidereal Year membership is 20 minutes longer....at least from an external frame of reference.

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Welcome to the forums, I think the benefits are well described By NGC's home page.   Hover over the submit tab then click the join NGC link in the first section, this will show you all the available memberships and the options each provides.   I think that most average collectors are best served with the premium membership, that level costs you $150 but provides you with a $150 grading credit which will cover the cost of grading around 8 modern coins or 3-4 classic coins.   So basically your membership is free if you have a few coins to submit, this level also gets you 10% off of some special services like first release labels and scratch resistant holders.

Now if you have a lot of coins, very expensive coins ($3,000 or more in value), or need quick turnaround times, then the elite level may be the better option.   With elite you get 10% off the grading fees and you still get the $150 grading credit and 10% off special services, so if you have lots of coins or many very high value coins that require the higher cost, higher level submission tiers then that 10% discount may end up saving you money over the premium level.   And in addition, you have the added benefit of bulk submission abilities.

So really which membership level is best depends on what kind of coins, the value of each coin, and how many coins in total you plan to submit.

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