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Grading Standards - Preservation

VF to EF

Grade

Preservation Description

Metal

Greek

Roman

Extremely Fine

(EF)

Definite traces of wear removing detail on highest points. AV, AR retain considerable mint lustre unless heavily toned. AE has very smooth patinated surfaces. Gold

Silver

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Bronze GAEefTh.gif (5519 bytes) RAEefTh.gif (8183 bytes)
nearly
Extremely Fine

(nearly EF)

(EF-)

Significant traces of wear beginning to remove detail on the higher points and to obliterate detail on highest points. AV, AR retain much mint lustre unless heavily toned. AE has smooth patinated surfaces. Gold

Silver

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Bronze GAEefminTh.gif (4984 bytes) RAEefminTh.gif (5927 bytes)
good
Very Fine

(good VF)

(VF+)

Substantial traces of wear obliterating detail on many higher points and beginning to remove detail on high points. AV, AR retain some mint lustre unless heavily toned. AE has patinated surfaces that may show traces of roughness. Gold

Silver

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Bronze GAEvfpluTh.gif (5267 bytes) RAEvfpluTh.gif (6840 bytes)
Very Fine

(VF)

Wear begins to remove detail on many high points and obliterates detail on all higher points. AV, AR may retain traces of mint lustre. AE has patinated surfaces that may show slight roughness. Gold

Silver

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Bronze GAEvfTh.gif (4383 bytes) RAEvfTh.gif (7531 bytes)

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