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PMG Celebrates 15 Years

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2020, a year that will also see the world’s leading third-party paper money grading service surpass 5 million notes certified.

PMG graded its 1 millionth note just five years ago as it celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015. Since then, more collectors and dealers around the world have entrusted their notes to PMG.

Every note that PMG certifies is evaluated for authenticity, grade and attribution by multiple professional graders. PMG employs the world’s most experienced grading team, which includes approximately 20 full-time, professional graders. To ensure impartiality, PMG and its full-time graders do not buy and sell notes commercially, and strict procedures are in place to prevent consultants from influencing the grades assigned to their own submissions.

Modern U.S. bank note with PMG's 15th anniversary label.

Modern U.S. bank note with PMG's 15th-anniversary label.

Collectors and dealers can join PMG’s 15th anniversary celebrations by getting a PMG 15th Anniversary special label for free for all modern banknotes submitted in 2020. (Grading fees still apply.) The label features PMG’s iconic scales logo above the words 15 YEARS. To request this label, write “PMG 15th Anniversary Label” on your submission form. The label is available through December 31, 2020.

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