Fragile old banknotes

Large banknotes or banknotes in poor condition are very fragile. They must be handled with great care. For those with significant collector's value (19th century bills, colonial banknotes, etc.), we advise you to use PMG grading protection to avoid accidents. On the one hand, banknotes will be better preserved over time (see the description of the new generation slab on the PMG website), and on the other hand, you'll be able to show them to your collector friends without having to worry about handling!

High-quality banknotes

While the classic scale uses only 2 terms to designate a new or almost new banknote (NEW / Pr.NEW), grading companies use scores from 62 to 70. So a banknote in exceptional condition will be better valued once graded. Please note that even the slightest defect will affect the grade (handling marks, perfect corners, centering of the label or paper defects).

A banknote graded 67 can sell for 25% more than the same banknote graded 66.

A banknote graded 68/69 can sell for +40% compared with the same banknote graded 66.

Rare banknotes for sale

Thanks to the Internet, the numismatic market has become internationalized. Because of their beauty, French banknotes and banknotes from the French colonies are now sought after by collectors beyond our borders. As quality grading standards differ from country to country, the grading scale used by the major certification houses, PMG and PCGS Europe, is the benchmark for the world market.

So, when selling your rare banknote, you're more likely to attract a Chinese or American buyer if the banknote is graded.