Also, by "excellent condition", would that match the qualities of it having the same rated quality of either of the two descriptions that are below?
What is posted below is quoted from the following site and is for paper currency. 1.9) How do you grade the condition of paper money? 1.9) How do you grade the condition of paper money?
The condition of a note is critical to its value. Lowering the
Grade of a note one notch can decrease its value by 1/3 or even
1/2. An expensive note which falls between two categories might
Be worth a thousand dollars more in the higher category than the
Lower one. Thus, it's often important to be more precise than
Using a limited number of categories.
But here's a general guideline. Note that many dealers have
Slightly different grading systems, especially with various
Sub-grades of uncirculated. There's no official system of grading,
Unfortunately. But these are pretty much universally accepted.
I've received a lot of input and tried to hammer out the best
Descriptions for each category. Crisp Uncirculated, UNC or CU:
This means absolutely not the
Slightest sign of any handling or wear or folding or *anything*.
Some people use additional grades to distinguish qualities such
As perfect centering or other printing characteristics. Certainly
A note which has centering problems which are visible from a
Distance of 1 meter (3 feet) should have this mentioned in the
Condition description. Almost Uncirculated (or About Uncirculated), AU:
This means there
Is a slightly detectable imperfection such as a counting fold on one
Corner or slightest fold in the center (nothing which breaks the
Surface of the paper) or a pinhole. At first glance it looks like
An UNC note.