CGC Announces QR Codes on Labels and Free Grader Notes for All

Posted on 07/07/2022

The updates will provide greater access and transparency to collectors.

Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) is excited to announce that QR codes will now be included on its certification labels for comic books and magazines, and Grader Notes are now available to all for free. Collectors and dealers can use the QR code or go to to enter a collectible’s certification number and access not only Grader Notes but also grade date, art comments, number graded in the CGC Census and more.

Quickly look up collectibles on your phone

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With the addition of a QR code on the CGC certification label, collectors can quickly look up a collectible and its pertinent information on the CGC website. Simply scan the QR code with your phone and be taken straight to the collectible’s description. It’s never been easier to verify that a CGC holder is genuine and has not been altered. When transacting online, this is essential knowledge that is now at your fingertips.

Access CGC Grader Notes for free

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When CGC graders examine a book, they may enter comments about its condition that describe problems, indicate the quality of interior pages and help explain why a collectible received the grade it did. Some examples of CGC Grader Notes include: Right Center Front Cover Lite Fingerprints; Left Center Back Cover Moderate Erasure Mark; Staple Rusted w/Rust Stained Interior. For more information about CGC Grader Notes, click here.

Whenever a comic book has Grader Notes, CGC is making them available for free because they are a valuable part of the grading process that provide more information about CGC-certified comic books. Effective immediately, anyone can go to the free Verify CGC Certification tool and enter the CGC certification number for the collectible that you would like to look up. If Grader Notes are available, they will be viewable here.

Submit collectibles to CGC!

CGC is glad to provide collectors with greater access and transparency into the certification process. For direct submission privileges to CGC, join at the Associate, Premium or Elite membership level and receive other great benefits like 10% off at the CCG Store and a free CGC Shipping Kit Voucher if you are a new member. CGC also recently expanded its $150 Premium and Elite membership credit to include all services and fees. There’s much more to come as CGC continues to optimize its services!

Memberships start at just $25/year. Join now >

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