MACHINE STRUCK COINS
||Really awful, little detail visible, or serious damage
||Nearly all features visible, but barely
||Well worn, somewhat unattractive & lacking in detail.
||Worn but not unpleasant
||Sharp & attractive, but definite wear evident
||Extra Fine Plus
||Very Light wear, usually some original lustre
||Lightest of wear on very highest point or points; lustre
||Range AU to UC
||Confusing situation, as "AU" on our envelope indicates a range from AU to UC, not a simple "AU" grade.
||No wear, no more than usual bag marks %age of lustre may be given for base-metal coins (EF+, AU, UC)
||May be a descriptive term for a particularly sharp UC with few or no bagmarks, or may be a special strike short of Proof quality.
||A specially-struck, brilliant, high-relief example
|A, Abt, Nr
||Nearly the specified grade (AVF, etc.)
||High end of grade range, but not quite "almost" next grade
||Range grade (multiple specimens). Others use this to indicate midway between the two grades
||1. Obverse/Reverse grade 2.Abbreviation for repeated letter (E/+ = range EF toEF+)
||Crude striking method - portions of flan weakly struck, off center, etc. cr.VF may "look" Vg or F but is VF for series