Pressed Banknotes

Pressed banknotes refer to currency notes that have been subjected to various techniques, including chemical treatment and flattening, in an attempt to restore their appearance by minimising folds, creases, tears, marks or damage.

Collectors generally do not prefer pressed banknotes, as any form of alteration, including pressing, can potentially affect the authenticity and value of the banknote. Collectors usually seek banknotes in their original, unaltered condition to ensure their historical accuracy and value.

We do not press notes, but we do sometimes buy them in collections. If a note we sell has been pressed, we will say 'pressed' in the description.