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Latest Banknote of 2017 Nomination

Scotland's 10 Pound Note
(Royal Bank of Scotland)
SCO-10-Front

Do you know of a note issued in 2017 that should be nominated? Send your nomination to banknoteoftheyear@ibns.biz

 
IBNS Journal 56-3

is available to download. Includes articles on: Qatar Banknotes, Greek Banknotes, Test Notes and Currency Conferences, Circular Letters of Credit, Differences in Denominations

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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

 

EXTREMELY FINE (EF or XF): A very attractive note, with light handling. May have a maximum of three light folds or one strong crease. Paper is clean and bright with original sheen. Corners may show only the slightest evidence of rounding. There may also be the slightest sign of wear where a fold meets the edge.

Example - EXTREMELY FINE - Note the fairly sharp vertical crease at center along with minor handling creases at the upper right.