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Grading Standards - Preservation

Poor to VG

Grade

Preservation Description

Metal

Greek

Roman

Very
Good

(VG)

Very substantial wear removing detail over all devices of the coin and beginning to obliterate the types. Legends are incomplete but decipherable. AV, AR may have considerable surface roughness or damage. AE has surfaces that may be quite rough or patchy and only partly patinated. The coin must be fully attributable to type and variety (unless details are off flan). Gold

Silver

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Good

(G)

Heavy wear removing much detail over all devices on the coin and obliterating some areas of the types. Legends are mostly incomplete and may not be decipherable. AV, AR may have rough or damaged surfaces. AE has surfaces that may be very rough. The coin must be attributable at least to type. Gold

Silver

No example available No example available
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Fair

(Fr)

Very heavy wear removing most detail and obliterating many areas of the types. The coin may be significantly corroded or damaged and may be only partially attributable. Gold

Silver

No example available No example available
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Poor

(P)

Extreme wear substantially obliterating the types and legends. The coin may be badly corroded or damaged and may not be attributable. Gold

Silver

No example available No example available
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