Paper Money Grading:
As long as people are collecting paper money, there have been discussions
about grading. Especially with the growing number of transactions via the
internet, the grading of paper money is often a hot issue. Buying via websites
like Ebay, will only allow you to view a note on a scan with often a poor
quality. Next to undefined quality statements like “Perfect”, “Uncirculated”, “Near
mint”, “Very nice, See scan and look for yourself”, you will have to decide to
buy a note or not. If you receive the note and it does not meet your standards
it is a lot of hassle to settle the issue with the seller.
In order to provide a solution, I have been experimenting with a computer
program that should give an objective grading as a result of questions that need to be
answered. I have build a computer application that asks questions according to the
IBNS grading rules and gives a result based on the answers that are entered.
have done some testing and the first results are encouraging, since
all the answers I got from my program were correct according to my
However, in order to be sure, I am open to some rigorous testing by my critical fellow collectors.
The Paper Money Grading Program is now available in a preliminary "Beta" version, developed in Pascal.
am planning to re-develop this application in C++ with a userfriendly
GUI after a testing period once I have received constructive feedback.
Use this link to download the Paper Money Grading Program: download
Good luck and don't forget to provide me with your comments via firstname.lastname@example.org