the common grading standards for austrian banknotes
togehter with a definition and an example picture (you
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perfectly preserved note, with no errors. The bankote
wasn´t folded, is not dirty and has perfect edges.
Is also called "bankfrisch" or "kassenfrisch"
(example picture: 100 Schilling 1960, condition
1- (or aUNC):
A almost uncirculated banknote, which has a minimal
error: For example minimal damaged edges, a very minimal
staining, or a minimal, nearly invisible bow, but not
all together! (example picture: 10 Schilling 1945,
condition 1-, minimal damaged edges)
Banknote with one fold. (example picture: 20 Kronen
1919 with a vertical middle fold in condition 2)
Banknote which was folden twice, maybe combined with
a minimal edge damages or minimal staining. (example
picture: 10 Kronen 1915 with one vertical and one horizontal
which shows considerable circulation, but is in fine
condition. Erhaltung. Some folds, perhaps some staining
(but not strong!), or minimal tears or pinholes. (picture:
100 Schilling 1927 in condition 4, you can see two strong
folds, in the folds mimimal tears, edges damaged)
Worst grade for a worse conserved bankote.
For example a banknote with strong tears or with tape
repaired banknote or very dirty banknote. Only desirable
if the banknote is very rare. (picture: 1000 Kronen
information regarding the grading:
From country to country there are sometimes big differences
in the grading system and even in a country itself the
grading always depends a little bit of the personal
estimation of the seller: So, to avoid bad suprises
at buying it is important to get your own picture of
the banknote and to carefully prove the banknote before
buying. If you buy banknotes in the internet to prove
the quality it´s a good idea to demand a picture
of the good in high resolution before buying.