to the Banknote Certification Service:
Paper money collecting is a pursuit for the finely tuned. With
the multitude of considerations that must be taken into account
when assessing a note, it is easy for the untrained or rushed
eye to miss key elements of the hobby. Evolving grading standards
can leave some collectors behind. Discrepancies between grading
can prevent many collectors and dealers from making desired transactions.
Because of these and many more convoluting factors hindering the
enjoyment of this wonderful endeavour, paper money collecting
is in need of a solid system of third party verification. An unbiased
and professional third party assessment of a banknote will preserve
standards in the industry, take the guess work out of grading
a banknote, and through this, provide assurance for both the buyer
and seller. BCS is poised to provide all of this and more.
President - Banknote Certification Service