PMG’s Receiving Department opens newly-arrived packages each morning
and immediately verifies that the number of notes in each package matches
the number shown on the submission invoice. A more detailed comparison
is then made to ensure that the descriptions by note type, series, and denomination correspond to the actual notes. The information is entered into
a computer so the notes will be tracked throughout the grading process
by invoice number. Each note’s temporary holder receives a label
bearing the invoice and line item numbers, information which is duplicated
on the label in a bar-code inscription for quick reading by the computer.
The notes are placed in labeled and bar-coded boxes, dated, and
are arranged in the order received, so that they will be graded on a "first
in-first out" basis.