Numismatic Coin Grading Abbreviations

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AbbreviationTermAdditional Information
C.Only Major Design Elements Distinguishable
MSUncirculated Coins Graded from 60-70
Circ.A coin which has seen use
EFA well-preserved coin with a grade range from 40 to 49 on a grading scale of 1 to 70.
VFMajor details of the coin are clear although light wear is evident; the high points show moderate wear.
AGDesign details are flat and appear in outline. Portions of the rim are lost to wear.
PRHeavily worn; only basal detail remains.
Unc.A coin that shows no wear or evidence of circulation.
VGHeavy wear flattens design elements, although major features are clearly outlined.
AbbreviationTermAdditional Information
AFHeavy wear on the high points and the major design elements are nearly visible.
AUTraces of light wear are evident on the high points of the coin's design.
Fr. or FACoin is identifiable, design is flat and visible in outline, and rim is essentially indistinguishable from coin fields.
AVG.A coin in unremarkable condition
XFDesign features are well defined, although light wear is evident throughout.
FModerate wear or many elements with heavy wear on high points. The major design elements remain visible.
BU or B.U.A coin that has never been circulated and retains all of its original mint luster.
GDesign details are flat and visible in outline. Some portions of the design may be faint.

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