June 12 to 15 at the International Paper Money Show in Memphis, Tenn.,
will be the site of the first offering of a new service from Paper
graders will conduct on-site grading at the show, and all notes
submitted with exceptional eye appeal will be eligible for the new PMG
Star Designation. A ★ symbol will appear on the PMG holder indicating
the notes PMG Star Designation status.
graders have determined a clear set of qualifications for notes to
receive the PMG Star Designation, after consulting with industry
experts and advanced collectors, according to the firm.
eye appeal is one of the most subjective characteristics of notes,
general standards are commonly used by numismatists to evaluate this
important quality, according to the firm.
a note to be designated with a ★ by PMG, it must exhibit exceptionally
strong plate and/or overprint embossing, vibrant ink color, and
pristine paper quality exceeding the well-established standards used
to determine the Exceptional Paper Quality designation, according to PMG.
has been growing demand among collectors and dealers for PMG to
impartially evaluate eye appeal and designate notes that are superior
in that regard,” says Bruce Thornton, PMG finalizer. “After careful
study, we have established criteria that we believe will make the PMG
Star Designation the industry standard for exceptional eye appeal.”
U.S. and world notes submitted to PMG during or after the IPMS in
Memphis will be evaluated for the distinction of the PMG Star Designation.
that do not qualify for the Exceptional Paper Quality designation will
be disqualified from receiving the star designation.
already graded by PMG may be resubmitted to PMG for evaluation for the
submit PMG-certified notes for reconsideration for the star
designation, write “Designation Review” at the top of the PMG
more information about the new designation, visit the firm’s website