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Paper Money Grading

Paper Money Grading Accuracy

Paper Money Grading in Maastricht World Banknote Grading™ is an advanced concept third party paper money grading service, dedicated to the accurate analysis, identification and preservation of world banknotes.

Equally devoted to collectors and dealers, World Banknote Grading uses a collector perspective to better assist and educate the numismatic public.

We strive to provide a superior, consistent approach to the frequently controversial and sometimes misunderstood nuances of paper money grading.

World Banknote Grading service


World Banknote Grading uses a painstakingly refined and modified Sheldon 70 Point Grading System to assign a reproducible and consistent final number to each note graded.

Any additional relevant information is included on both the front and back of the label.

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World Banknote Grading integrity is our commitment and pledge to the numismatic community. Consistent accuracy defines our paper money grading criteria and scale.

You will be impressed with the quality of what we believe to be a superior third party paper money grading service and optimal product.

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World Banknote Grading uses encapsulation holders that are inert, safety tested, stiff but flexible, and medical-grade impermeable.

Banknotes are protected from handling, moisture and other types of outside contamination. Oxidation, deterioration, and UV-light fading are retarded, yet there is still very high contact transparency.

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Paper Money Grading Services and Pricing

We have simplified the process and cost options for submitting your notes to be graded.

Grading fees are as low as $25 per note, plus shipping.

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  Submit your notes to World Banknote Grading.

Improved Banknote Identification and Attribution

World Banknote Grading adds more to its label than just country, denomination, date, serial number, catalog number, and grade.

We also add exact dates if known, signature identification whenever possible, printer, and other specific characteristics beneficial to improved attribution.

To assist topical collectors, thematic information is also included on the back of each label.

We use an extensive reference collection of banknotes from almost 300 existing and obsolete countries as well as books, periodicals, and other research material to verify each note.

Direct comparisons with similar notes from a given country are utilized during the identification and grading process.

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