This video will show how to grade by eye australian polymer notes. This video is just a general observation and not an official guide. The first grade is Very Good. Generally a VG note will have dirt and many deep creases. It may also have ink removal. The southern cross stars window or OVD is the first sign of mishandling as this area is very delicate, also notice across the top of the note the band and flick damage. note also the deep creases and lack of crispness of the note. this is clearly a very well circulated note and will serve as a base as we make our way up to an uncriculated grading note. note the extensive damage across the face. ink has been removed also. keep in mind this is a well used 1995 note another better example of a VG grade note fine grade example it has marginally less creases and the ink is still intact but not soiled this is why you will seldom get good uncirculated notes from an ATM or some banks. this is why notes from bundles are highly prized. turns out to be an ink transfer and not dirt actually its a fine grade, not very fine the lid of the scanner pushes down enough to flatten a note and appears to remove creases and wrinkles when scanned hats off to the sellers that offer returns and money back guarantees. Extremely Fine example actually notice the huge lack of discernible lines and creases highly likely marks from rubber bands when bundled notice the more crisper texture to the note and more even colour the $100 OVD window is wider also making mishandling easy to spot notice crease below 50 in right hand corner, not a full crease but a firm bend About uncirculated aUNC example also the light crease across the 50 there is a discernible ink smell with UNC / aUNC notes compared to lower grades Uncirculated example “Uncirculated” fresh from an ATM, the rubber band binding marks mark it to an aUNC…sadly actually the band marks will usually show up on scans