Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Malaysia 1985 $1000 PMG 58 & PMG 64 EPQ

***Just because you have several running pieces and just because you think they are UNC doesn't mean that it's considered a fait accompli that PMG would grade your notes way above the 64 mark.
As can be seen on these 2 banknotes, one was given 58 while the other was given 64.
The answer is simple, as PMG knows better as after all they are the Numero Un as far as independent banknotes grading is concerned & if we think we are so freaking smart as to already being able to guess the grades that we would be getting, why then bother sending them to PMG?
The rule of the thumb is, never jump the gun & count the chicks early.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Malaysia 2013 $5 Polymer ZA Replacement

***Polymer notes should be perfect 10 notes as they have very sharp edges and corners & whatever, not to mention the perfect flat surfaces & being mechanically cut perfectly & as such with such perfectness, polymer notes without any doubt, should be perfect candidates in getting PMG 70EPQ as after all, there has been a deluge of Malaysian paper notes graded as PMG 67EPQ & so, polymer notes should be getting higher than PMG 67EPQ, of course.
However, counting chicks before they are even hatched is always a well-repeated folly as can be seen by this perfect 10 note but alas, which could afford to get a miserable PMG 66EPQ only.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Malaysia 2012 $100 PMG 63 EPQ

***It's beyond the dark shadow of doubt that anything that gets above PMG 64 EPQ should be considered as excellent pieces of numismatic paper, esp. those printed in the 60s, 70s & 80s, as it's never easy for these 30 & 40 year-old notes to maintain their original pristine condition after all these years into order to get high grades from the leading world class banknotes grader, PMG.
And this is especially so proven that these recent less than a year-old banknotes from the recently concluded 11th Malaysian Series also couldn't get a 64, not  to mention a 67, as due to the high standards practised by PMG, they could only get a lowly 63.
And it's no wonder that anything that's highly graded by PMG usually commands special premium in the numismatic market as the buyer can buyer confidently without having doubts about the notes' grades as compared to a raw ungraded ones.