GRADING

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The grading process is a team effort, with at least two industry professionals examining every note. To maintain impartiality, PMG’s full-time graders cannot be involved in the commercial buying and selling of notes.

Each note is examined by one grader at a time, who then enters the note’s grade into the system. PMG utilizes a grading scale that is universally accepted within the numismatic community. The following table lists the adjectival and numeric grades:

Regular Issues  
CU 70 Seventy Gem Uncirculated  
CU 67–69 Superb Gem Uncirculated  
CU 65–66 Gem Uncirculated  
CU 63–64 Choice Uncirculated  
CU 60–62 Uncirculated  
AU 50, 53, 55, 58 About Uncirculated  
XF 40, 45 Extremely Fine  
VF 20, 25, 30, 35 Very Fine  
F 12, 15 Fine  
VG 8, 10 Very Good  
G 4, 6 Good  
FR 2 Fair  
PR 1 Poor  
For more detailed information on the PMG Paper Money Grading Scale, please click here.