Monday, March 1, 2010

Banknote Grading

Di bawah adalah jadual penggredan wang kertas:-

Uncirculated (UNC)
A perfectly preserved banknote, never mishandled by the issuing authority, a bank teller, the public or a collector. The paper is clean and firm without discoloration. Corners are sharp and square without any evidence of rounding. Some banknotes are often issued with sight evidence of light counting folds, which do not break the paper.

About Uncirculated (AU)
A virtually perfect banknote, with some minor handling. May show very slight evidence of bank counting folds at the corner or center of the banknote or one light fold running through the center, but not both. An AU banknote cannot creased, a crease being a hard fold which break the surface of the banknote. Paper is clean and bright with original sheen. Corners are not rounded.

Extremely Fine (EF)
A very good attractive banknote, with light handling. May have a maximum of three light folds or one strong crease. Paper is clean and firm, without discoloration. Corners are sharp and square without any evidence of rounding.

Very Fine (VF)
An attractive banknote, but the more evidence of handling and wear. May have several folds bath vertically and horizontally. Paper may have minimal dirt, or possible color smudging. Paper itself is still relatively crisp and note floppy. There are not tears into the border area, although the edges do show some slight wear. Corners are show wear but not full rounding.

Fine (F)

A banknote that shows considerable circulation, with many folds, crease and wrinkling. Paper is not excessively dirty but may have some softness. Edges may show much handling, with minor tears in the border area. Tears may extend into design. There will be no center hole because of excessive folding. Colors are clear but not very bright. A staple hole or two would be considered unusual wear in a Fine banknote. Overall appearance is still on the desirable side.

Very Good (VG)

A well-used banknote, abused but still intact. Corners may have much wear and rounding, tiny nicks, tears may extend into the design, some discoloration may be present, staining may have occurred, and a small hole may sometimes be seen at center from excessive folding. Staple and pinholes are usually present, and the banknote itself is quite limp but no pieces of the banknote can be missing. A banknote in VG condition may still have an overall but unattractive appearance.


A well-worn and heavily used banknote. Normal damage from prolonged circulation will include strong multiple folds and creases, stains, pinholes and/or staple holes, dirt, discoloration, edge tears, center hole, rounded corners and an overall unattractive appearance. No large pieces of the banknote may be missing. Graffiti is still commonly seen on banknotes in G condition.

Poor (P)

A “rag” with severe damage because of wear, staining, pieces missing, graffiti, larger holes. May have tapes holding pieces of the banknote together. Trimming may have taken place to remove rough edges. A poor banknote is desirable only as a filler or when such a banknote is the only one known of the particular issue.

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