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Grading Standards - Preservation

nearly F to nearly VF

Grade

Preservation Description

Metal

Greek

Roman

nearly
Very Fine

(nearly VF)

(VF-)

Definite wear removing detail on most high points. AV, AR will retain no mint lustre and may have slight surface roughness. AE has patinated surfaces that may show some roughness. Gold

Silver

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Bronze GAEvfminTh.gif (4540 bytes) RAEvfminTh.gif (7344 bytes)
good
Fine

(good F)

(F+)

Significant wear removing detail on all high points, but types and legends are clear. AV, AR may have some surface roughness. AE has patinated surfaces that may be somewhat rough and patchy. Gold

Silver

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Bronze GAEfpluTh.gif (4326 bytes) RAEfpluTh.gif (6440 bytes)
Fine

(F)

Considerable wear removing detail over much of the surface of the coin. Types are clear, legends may be partly incomplete. AV, AR may have definite surface roughness. AE has patinated surfaces that may be rather rough and patchy. Gold

Silver

GARfTh.gif (5984 bytes) RARfTh.gif (3485 bytes)
Bronze GAEfTh.gif (6443 bytes) RAEfTh.gif (7135 bytes)
nearly
Fine

(nearly F)

(F-)

Substantial wear removing detail over most of the devices on the coin. Types are mostly clear, legends may be moderately incomplete. AV, AR may have significant surface roughness or damage. AE has patinated surfaces that may be rough and patchy. Gold

Silver

GARfminTh.gif (7445 bytes) RARfminTh.gif (4135 bytes)
Bronze GAEfminTh.gif (4677 bytes) RAEfminTh.gif (7709 bytes)

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