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Coin Grading

Especially numismatic coins are divided into different grades of preservation. In the English-speaking world, the following terms are the most common:

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Uncirculated (U)

(U)

A coin that appears no wear at all, other than sack marks or minor mass generation scratches, and looks because it did when it cleared out the mint with all its better points of interest intaglio and with full shine display.

Extremely fine

(EF)

A coin with much of its mint gloss, sharp enumerating and small sign of being circulated - with as it were its tall spots enduring from slight wear on near review.

Very fine

(VF)

A coin where all the fine detail is display, but not the 'minute' detail and signs of wear and tear to its higher focuses make it self-evident that it has been in circulation but as it were negligibly.

Fine

(F)

A coin which appears impressive wear to all its raised surfaces, but as it were its most noteworthy spots are totally worn. Its drawings, highlights, date and lettering are clearly readable.

Very Good

(VG)

Most of the 'major' subtle elements can be clearly perused, but it may be a coin that's endured significant wear over both surfaces and its tall spots are worn through. A coin in this condition is as it were of esteem in case it is greatly uncommon.

Good

(G)

Some of the time alluded to as mediocre, a 'good' coin is (or maybe confusingly) not truly that great at all. They are more often pretty worn, but with an readable date and design. This coin condition isn't by and large looked for after by coin collectors unless it is very rare or is historically important.

Fair

(F)

You will be able to recognize the type of the coin and read the date, but most of the other details are almost not visible.

In addition to these degrees of conservation there are others, but the distinction is no longer very precise. Furthermore, coins of preservation grades below "fine" are hardly traded. In our offer you will not find coins in the second choice which have a degree of preservation worse than fine.