A Grading scale is a systematic index used to determine the age and condition of the circulated banknotes that prompts its value. The International 70-Point Grading scale was first established in 1940s in US. Today there are many modifications to the scale followed to suit the type of paper money used in different countries.
PMCS follows the scaling index to grade the Indian banknotes.
The Grading criteria includes the close analysis of the folding, handling marks, color quality, margins, folds and corner tips of the paper money.
Below is the reference table followed by PMCS to grade the notes: