Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) is the most comprehensive third-party paper money grading and encapsulation service. PMG combines accurate, impartial and knowledgeable paper currency grading professionals with proven processes and standards for the care and evaluation of your notes.
The grading process is a team effort, with a minimum of three professional grading experts examining every note. PMG's graders come from diverse backgrounds, though all were notes dealers at some time in their careers. In becoming familiar with market standards for grading, experience in the commercial sector is an essential ingredient. Conversely, PMG's full-time graders cannot be involved in the commercial buying and selling of notes. The need for full-time graders to be prohibited from buying and selling notes is a policy not adhered to by all grading services, but it's a firm rule at PMG.
Each note is examined by one grader at a time, and he enters his grade (using the Sheldon numerical scale from one to 70, an industry standard) into the system.
The grading scale utilized by PMG is the one universally accepted within the numismatic community. The following table lists the adjectival and numeric grades:
MS 60-70 Uncirculated
AU 50, 53, 55, 58 About Uncirculated
XF 40, 45 Extremely Fine
VF 20, 25, 30, 35 Very Fine
F 12, 15 Fine
VG 8, 10 Very Good
G 4, 6 Good
AG 3 About Good
FR 2 Fair
PR 1 Poor
Once the first grader has viewed all the notes in a particular box, that box is then routed to the next grader and the process repeated. Only after three or more graders have examined each note is its final grade determined. Occasionally the graders may confer with one another on a particular note. When this happens, a consensus is ultimately reached which reflects their collective experience as note experts.
Some notes fail to make the grade, so to speak. For example, notes which have a corner missing, are stained or been damaged due to most any adverse occurrence after leaving the BEP will be net graded. This means that instead of no grading it, PMG will holder and authenticate it as a "Net Grade". PMG will specifically state the reason(s) any note is net graded. The PMG guarantee is not valid on any net graded note.
Small Size Silver Certificates
Signatures Printing Figure
1928 $1 H.T. Tate - Andrew W. Mellon 638,296,908
1928A $1 W.O. Woods - Andrew W. Mellon 2,267,809,500
1928A/B Experimentals $1 W.O. Woods - A.W. Mellon 31,224,000
1928B $1 W.O. Woods - Ogden L. Mills 674,597,808
1928C $1 W.O. Woods - William H. Woodin 5,364,348
1928D $1 William Alexander Julian (W.A. Julian) - William H. Woodin 14,451,372
1928E $1 W.A. Julian - Henry Morgenthau, Jr. 3,519,324
1934 $1 W.A. Julian - Henry Morgenthau, Jr. 689,856,000
1935 $1 W.A. Julian - Henry Morgenthau, Jr. 1,681,552,000
1935A $1 W.A. Julian - Henry Morgenthau, Jr. 6,111,832,000
1935A Brown Seal Hawaiian $1 W.A. Julian - Henry Morgenthau, Jr. 35,052,000
1935A Yellow Seal North Africa $1 W.A. Julian - Henry Morgenthau, Jr. 26,916,000
1935A Experimental R/S $1 W.A. Julian - Henry Morgenthau, Jr. 2,368,000
1935B $1 Tres. W.A. Julian - Sec. Fred M. Vinson 806,612,000
1935C $1 W.A. Julian - John W. Snyder 3,088,108,000
1935D $1 Georgia Neese Clark - John W. Snyder 4,656,968,000
1935E $1 Ivy Baker Priest - George M. Humphrey 5,134,056,000
1935F $1 Ivy Baker Priest - Robert B. Anderson 1,226,560,000
1935G $1 Elizabeth Rudel Smith - C. Douglas Dillon 235,640,000*
1935H $1 Kathryn O'Hay Granahan - C. Douglas Dillon 31,956,000
1957 $1 Ivy Baker Priest - Robert B. Anderson 2,917,240,000
1957A $1 Elizabeth Rudel Smith - C. Douglas Dillon 1,688,800,000
1957B $1 Kathryn O'Hay Granahan - C. Douglas Dillon 767,680,000