Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by MorganDollarGuy, Sep 11, 2019.
Attached are closed up photos of the note taken on an iphone.
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Pretty note, though.
This of course only with viewing here on C T so anything is possible. Anyway if the price was okay with you, you like the note, then be happy with it and add to your collection. I doubt you’ll be sorry!
I'm trying to learn more about grading now.
The note has one hard vertical fold in the center, 2 light vertical folds on both sides, 1 visible horizontal fold, small folds on the bottom left. I did not see any pin holes. Paper is crisp.
Can this technically be a XF note? Or can this be VF35?
Attached is a photo that I put light under the banknote.
The upper photo uses side lighting.
The lower photo uses typical top lighting.
In reviewing your photos ,i would say this note would grade VF-35 by PMG
If you were to send it in, which i would strongly discourage, by the way your
Talking you paid an Extra Fine price, if you were expecting something better
The VF-35 i would just return it.
Pin holes, markings, rips etc, would be more indicative of the paper
Quality PPQ or EPQ
Thank you for your grading opinion! I bought this expecting it is a VF35 based on the photo of the listing. I would only want to return if someone say this is a VF20 or 25. I'm happy if this will grade VF30 and very excited if this is a VF35. I paid $340 for this including shipping. I'm hoping this is a VF30-35 quality note, but not a VF20-25 note.
This is interesting. I will try to take photos using side lighting.
I'm just hoping this note is a VF30-35 quality note and not a VF20-25.
I think the lighting example, is an extreme one ! notes are graded under standard
Lighting conditions with no trick photography...LOL , i think your in a comfortable
Range in VF-35 , no more no less.
I agree with almostgem at this point. Personally, I'd have this graded, not so much because I cared what the grade is but depending on the humidity and weather where you live or how this note might be handled by others, the note could be easily damaged. Aside from the center fold, this is no doubt somewhere between an XF and a VF favoring the XF side. Depending on how much you spent, you probably got a great deal.
I tried to use side lighting. The white light source is from a phone.
I paid $340 for this. I think it is not a bad price. After reading your comments and others' comments, I think I will actually send this to PMG in order to protect the note.
I think I will actually send this to PMG in order to protect the note. I have other notes I want to send to grade too. These are not modern notes. I also have some 1950-era Chinese notes that I want to protect/grade.
What is the cheapest way to get them (US+Chinese older notes) graded? I have ANA membership, so I have NGC membership, can I make use of it? How can I save in return shipping?
Any best practices to send notes to PMG?
I would. It's a paper collection. As you get older, you will forget things about this note. The note might even fade in value, but once it's graded and weather protected, you'll have locked in the condition forever. Few would ever challenge it after that.
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