229. Coin Collectors

Coin collectors have their own language and terms. A series of precise definitions describe the condition of the coins accurately and unmistakably.

1. Fair = The coin can just be identified.

2. Good = very worn, but the outlines and design are still visible.

3. Very good = the design shows clearly but the details are worn out.

4. Fine = shows the signs of wear.

5. Very fine = only slight wear.

6. Extra fine = almost perfect.

7. UN-circulated = in mint condition.

8. Proof coin = the highest grade of all.

Proof coins have a mirror-like finish.

They are made exclusively for the collectors from polished dies.

Note: All the defining words sound good – irrespective of the condition of the coin!

Isn’t it just great?


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