Coins Grades We Offer @ Coin-House
- Fair: The coin is heavily worn, but some details are apparent allowing an identification of the coin's type and denomination to be made.
- Good (G): A damaged coin or highly worn but the principle design and lettering are visible. A coin may be quite unworn, but if it has been damaged or bent, for example if it has a deep score across it as though struck by a blade, then it will be graded as 'good' at best.
- Very Good (VG): A heavily worn coin, but with the principle inscriptions clearly legible, contrasting with the lesser 'good' grade where the principle design and lettering are faded or fuzzy in places.
- Fine (F): A worn coin with about 50% of the detail rubbed away, but the minor inscriptions (such as lettering on coats of arms within the design) are still legible.
- Very Fine (VF): All the major details are sharp. Portraits will show some hair detail. At least 75% of the coin's original design is apparent.
- Extremely Fine (XF): The coin retains some of its original lustre, portraits reveal fine hair detail such as partings and strands of hair, though some higher parts are worn with at least 95% of the original design still present, and not worn away.
- Almost UN-circulated (AUNC): More than 95% of the original design is present, but has some very minor wear. The coin retains at least 50% of its original lustre.
- Uncirculated (UNC): All the coin's details are apparent, there is no wearing down or smoothing of the design. Some minor scratches (bag marks) may be present.
- Brilliant (BUNC): The Coin retains its full original lustre - an uncirculated condition coin with a full lustre is sometimes known as 'brilliant uncirculated' To differentiate it from an uncirculated coin which has lost some of its lustre, but which has retained all of its details with no wear.