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Latest Banknote of 2023 Nominations

Latest Nominations for the Banknote of 2023 are Solomon Islands: 10-Dollar Note, Peru: 200-Sol Note, Egypt: 20-Pound Note,Kazakhstan: 10,000-Tenge Note, Tonga: 10-pa'anga Note

Do you know of a banknote that was issued to the public that should be nominated for the Banknote of 2023?  Send your nominations to the Banknote of the Year Co-Ordinator (banknoteoftheyear@theibns.org).

 
IBNS Journal 62-4

includes articles on Banknotes following WWII, Royal Cypher on British India Banknotes, Sir John Houblon and the £50 Note, Confessions of a (Mauritian) One-Dollar Note, 1843 and the full list of World Heritage Sites on Banknotes.
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IBNS Grading Standards

Article Index
IBNS Grading Standards
Grading Guide - Uncirculated
Grading Guide - About Uncirculated
Grading Guide - Extremely Fine
Grading Guide - Very Fine
Grading Guide - Fine
Grading Guide - Very Good
Grading Guide - Good
Grading Guide - Fair
Grading Guide - Poor

 

ABOUT UNCIRCULATED (aUNC or AU): A virtually perfect note, with some minor handling. May show evidence of bank counting folds at a corner or one light fold through the center, but not both. An AU note cannot be creased, a crease being a hard fold which has usually “broken” the surface of a note. Paper is clean and bright with original sheen.  Corners are not rounded.

NOTE: Europeans will refer to an About Uncirculated or AU note as “EF-UNC” or as just “EF”. The extremely fine note described below will often be referred to as “GVF” or “Good Very Fine”.

Example - ABOUT UNCIRCULATED - Note the corner 'dings' at the lower left front. There is a mark on the back.