The PMG Population Report is up, online, and free! Visit it today and find out how it can help you make better collecting decisions.
Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) now provides an online population report for United States
Currency. The PMG Population Report shows, for each note, the total number certified
by PMG at each grade level. This report is provided as a free resource on PMG's
Web site, www.PMGnotes.com.
This initial launch of the PMG Population Report includes United States Currency
listed by Friedberg number, the catalogue numbers assigned in Arthur and Ira S.
Friedberg's standard reference, Paper Money of the United States. A series
of Web site enhancements are planned to aid use and navigation of the Report, while
future releases will include Obsolete Notes and World Currency. PMG is also assessing
market demand for a published print version of the PMG Population Report.
According to Glen Jorde, PMG Finalizer: "I am very pleased that our Population Report
is now available to everyone. As time goes on, the 'pop' becomes more of a valuable
tool. We know that hobbyists will appreciate this first glimpse at the great number
of very special notes that PMG has already certified."
Population Reports are used frequently by collectors as a source of empirical data
to assess the relative availability of a graded note. For example, according to
the PMG Population Report, as of January 30, 2007, PMG has certified nine examples
of Fr#1, 1861 $5 Demand Note. The report also provides a breakdown by grade; for
example, the highest-graded Fr#1 by PMG is a note graded About Uncirculated 50 EPQ,
for which the population is one note.
To locate the PMG Population Report, visit
www.PMGnotes.com, and click on Population Report from the Web site's top
menu. Since population data is constantly changing, the PMG Population Report will
be updated frequently. The date of last update is recorded on the main entrance
page of the online Report. The PMG Population Report does not include note serial
numbers, as in a currency census. In cases, where a note with a serial number is
submitted more than once, only the most recent submission is tabulated.
Questions regarding the PMG Population Report can be directed to PMG Customer Service
by e-mailing service@PMGnotes.com or toll-free
by phone at 1-877-PMG-5570.