VERY FINE - (VF)
In simple terms, in a grade of VF there will be significant wear to the minor details but no major detail can be completely worn through.
Great Britain. James I (1603-1625). Gold laurel. (9.00 gm). . Second, medium, square headed bust of James I / Crowned coat of arms. Spink 2638. Weakly struck in the center, nevertheless an attractive coin. Natural copper tone. Very fine.
Very Fine (VF-20) - Shows moderate wear on high points of design. All major details are clear.
Choice Very Fine (VF-30) - Light even wear on the surface and highest parts of the design. All lettering and major features are sharp.
Very Fine ("VF") - Wear is clearly visible to the naked eye. Devices are still defined and distinguishable but significantly worn. VF20 to VF35. Note the significant wear on the high parts of the wings.
Very Fine: a grade range of 20 to 39 on a grading scale of 1 to 70.
Very Good: a grade range of 7 to 11 on a grading scale of 1 to 70.
The term corresponding to the grades VF-20, 25, 30, and 35. This has the broadest range of any circulated grade, with nearly full detail on some VF-35 coins and less than half on some VF-20 specimens.
Very Good ...
Very Fine-20 (VF20): You will find moderate wear on the high points of the design. All the major details are present.
Very Fine (VF-20)
There is moderate wear on all of the high parts of the coin and the designs and lettering have lost much of their sharpness. The original mint luster is virtually gone.
Very Fine (VF) - Light to medium wear. All major features are sharp.
Very Fine (VF 20-35) - A coin with a moderate amount of wear and minor design features visible.
Very Good (VG 8-10) - A well worn coin with all major design features clear and a full rim.
Grading term encompassing coins with nearly full detail down to coins with less than half detail.
W, X, Y and Z ...
Very Fine (VF) - A coin in this condition shows obvious signs that it has been in circulation but it still has a good appearance.
Term for the grades VF-20, 25, 30, and 35.
Very Good ...
VF (Very Fine) - A grade, see the grading page
Weak Strike - A coin struck with insufficient pressure resulting in the design elements showing less detail than they should.
VF / Very Fine
A grading term used for coins which display light, even wear on the surface and highest points of the DEVICES. All lettering and and major features remain sharp.
VF = Very Fine The design will now display obvious wear with small detail missing. However, major detail is still quite prominent. Moderate flat spots may show. Expressed in percent, werar is in the region of 26 to 35%.
VF-20 (Very Fine) - Clearly readable but lightly worn legends, devices show good detail, rims are clean, but the whole coin shows moderate wear on the high points and a little wear below.
VF-20 (Very Fine) - most details are still well defined; high points are smooth
F-12 (Fine) - major elements are still clear but details are worn away ...
Very Fine or EF. FBL - "Full Bell Lines" - term used to indicate how well detailed a US Franklin Half Dollar is. The Liberty Bell makes up the reverse design on Franklin halves. Lines go across the bottom of the Liberty Bell.
Very Fine (VF-20)
Moderately worn but all the details are clear. There may be some nicks and high points may be rubbed down a bit.
Choice Very Fine (VF-30) ...
VF grade coins have a light to medium wear. All major features are sharp.
Very Fine - 20-35 on the Sheldon grading scale.
The differences in the manufacture of the same coin.
Very Fine - just the slightest wear can be seen on the word LIBERTY
Extra Fine - LIBERTY and all other details will be sharp with just slight wear on the ends of the ribbons ...
Very Fine - 20. Abbreviation: VF-20 All the lettering, legends, date, and major features are sharp. Moderate wear on the highest points of the coin's design. Design details are clear.
Very fine (VF) : A definitely used coin but only the very slightest wear on high parts of the design.
Fine (F): Perceptible signs of wear, particularly on fine detail.
Very Fine (VF-20)
Obverse: Leaves will be fully separated and many will show veins from the top to center of leaf. Half of horizontal lines in shield will be present, although unevenness in the strike may show flatness in mid or upper right area.
Very fine raised die lines are noted on the obverse. The reverse has light clash marks and a faint die crack through the tops of F AME.
From Abe Kosoff's 1968 ANA Sale, Lot 757.
Important 1851-D Gold Dollar ...
The very fine, raised lines that appear on the surface of some coins, particularly those that are well struck. These lines result from the dies being polished leaving behind minute scratches on the die.
VF (Very Fine)
The grade of a coin having light to moderate wear on the highest points, with clearly defined details.
VG (Very Good) ...
1856-O, Very Fine +, Doubled Shield Line, POR
SEATED LIBERTY, ARROWS, NO MOTTO TYPE, 1860-P, Breen 4025.
VF - Very fine
A coin that shows obvious signs of circulation, the high points and more intricate parts of the design will be completely worn away, some minor edge knocks and rim damage may be present.
VF - Very Fine
VG - Very Good
Wet Printing - Method of printing currency on wet sheets of paper, widely used by the BEP prior to Series 1957, and which often results in minor size and design differences, ...
Hairlines - Very fine lines or scratches on a coins surface.
Head (Obverse) - The front of most coins.
Incuse - Portion of a coin's design that has been pressed into the surface.
Nice Original Very Fine 1851 Large Cent
1845 LARGE CENT
1856 LARGE CENT - ALMOST UNCIRCULATED - MINT LUSTRE ...
VF stands for very fine and means that the coin will have slight wear on the high points but all features are sharp and clear, although there may be some degradation on fine features such as hair or feathers on the coins.
Very Fine (VF): Detail clear, but obvious evidence of limited circulation. High spots worn but detail remains. Traces of mint lustre may linger amongst the letters of the inscription. (US Grade about XF) ...
Very Fine 20, 25, 30 & 35 - No mint luster present. Signifcant wear, however all lettering and devices will be fully readable and well defined.
Extremely Fine 40 & 45 25 - 50% Mint Luster present.
11. Dunham. Very Fine, "field marks left of eighth star, before lower lip, between wing and base of D (per Breen). Mehl "Dunham" 06/1941 - Rarcoa "Bell II" 04/1963. This was stolen at the 12/1964 GENA convention.
Circulated coins, at the time of this writing in 1993, consisted of the following grades: Poor, Fair, About Good, Good, Very Good, Fine, Very Fine, Extremely Fine (sometimes Extra Fine), and About Uncirculated.
aVF (F15?) about Very Fine. Grade. aXF (VF35?) about Extremely Fine. Grade. B# (B1-B10?) Browning number (1925). Die variety - Bust Quarters, 1796-1838. B# (B1-B23?) Bolender number (1950, 1998).
choice Uncirculated, choice Very Fine, etc. Used to describe an especially attractive example of a particular grade. Choice Unc Short for Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated An Uncirculated coin grading MS-64.
centered, light tone, bold clear lion, Very Fine....SOLDPhoto
C. Lion forepart rt., head reverted to left/Star ornament in incuse, SNG Cop 944ff. Obv. centered slightly low losing forepart below head, head is clear, rev.
For a collectible coin, dealers and enthusiasts in Tokyo and Toronto use Fair, Fine, Very Fine, Extremely Fine, Uncirculated and Fleur-de-coin (N.B.: the best)--like different grading systems in colleges and high schools abroad.
This evolved for a time to the letter grading system of Basal State (almost never abbreviated), Fair (Fr), Almost Good (AG), Good (G), Very Good (VG), Fine (F), Very Fine (VF), Extra Fine (EF or XF), Almost Uncirculated (AU), ...
cents, if not Uncirculated, then certainly in one of the other grades I had learned about - such as Fine or Very Fine.
NUPAM'S WEBPAGE FOR THE INDIAN COINS A very fine site for those interested in coins of India. Museum site featuring INDIAN COINS Another interesting site for those interested in coins of India. Kavan's site on coins of Sri Lanka.
After the fine sanding of the die faces, hairlines if not polished completely out will leave very fine gouges in the die faces. This in turn will produce mirror image raised hairlines in each coin struck after the dies were resurfaced.
rare coin which Peters assigns as a R6 on the rarity scale, meaning 10-20 examples survive, although August and Sarrafian have recently revised this to an R5 (in their scale, 17-32 examples) in lower grades and quite rare in grades of very fine of ...
Some of the full-face heads of Hermes on the coins of this town are very fine as works of art.
However, you must be aware that many dealers grade coins more loosely than Doug -- that is to say, his "Very Fine" may be nicer than the "Very Fine" of some unpictured coin you buy. However, his grades are what the better dealers use.
An 1852 large cent, for example, is worth about $18 in very fine and can be obtained with ease.
Thus, a Mint State-70 coin would, in theory, have been priced at exactly three and one half times the price of a VERY FINE-20 coin, Of course this system seems Particularly bizarre in light of today's pricing structure.
Very Fine (VF)Slightly more wear will be evident without magnification but the coin is still in a high state of preservation. A magnifier will show numerous light scratches over the high points and on the fields of the coin.
It stands for "Premium Quality" a term which describes the very finest coins which fall into the categories of Mint State-65 or Proof-65. For example, an MS-65PQ graded coin is considered more desirable than a coin described simply as MS-65.
I once looked on as a dealer paid twenty times the current catalog value for a certain South American Peso that was only in Very Fine condition.
They include AR tetradrachms with a portrait of Ptolemy II or Ptolemy III instead of the usual head of Soter (B. M. C., Pl. IX. 4-6, XI. 9; Hunter Cat., iii, Pl. LXXXII. 5), and a very fine AV octadrachm, perhaps struck at Ephesus, with obv.
While the dies are in this soft state they are given a very fine polishing. After the die is hardened, the steel contracts slightly creating a wavy look on the polished fields. It looks like orange peels! ...
Plated: A term used to describe a coin that has had a very fine metal added to it; Zinc pennies are often plated with zinc to make them appear Uncirculated.
Plugged: A term used to describe when a coin with a hole in it has been repaired.
1834 CAPPED BUST QUARTER, VERY FINE
VF DETAILS 1834 CAPPED BUST QUARTER
1818 Bust Quarter Nice Affordable Type Coin ...
A raised, irregular line on a coin, ranging from very fine to very large, some quite irregular. These result when a hairline break occurs in a die.
die line ...
choice An adjectival description applied to coin's grade, e.g., choice Uncirculated, choice Very Fine, etc. Used to describe an especially attractive example of a particular grade.
Choice Unc Short for Choice Uncirculated.
VF-Short hand for Very Fine, an ANA grading classification.
VG-ANA grading standard meaning Very Good.
VG08-VG-ANA grading standard, very good level 8 to very good.
Current practice allows intermediate grades such as Very Fine-25 or Mint State-62 to be used.
The combination like VF-XF (using the hyphen to separate the two grades) would indicate that the coin's overall average condition is between Very Fine and Extremely Fine condition.
Additional Numismatic Abbreviations
LD or L.D. - Large date ...
While the 20th century sovereigns can often be bought for close to bullion value, the earlier sovereigns, especially those in Very Fine condition or above, will have a numismatic or collector premium of 15% or more.
A beginning collector might feel that whole books devoted to points about grading every U.S. coin series, in addition to the basic general terms such as Good or Very Fine, should indicate a well defined, fixed system, ...
Only 1,120 examples of this date were struck, and 1854 is the only year in which a coin of this denomination was produced in Dahlonega. An acceptable Very Fine example of this popular and rare issue can be purchased for $15,000-20,000, ...
*GF77c SEBASTE, Domitian. 81-96. Æ16. Bust right/Crested helmet with cheek pieces. Ros-10. Gd Very Fine. Ex Superior NY International Sale 12/96. $300 [image] ...
Object type: COIN
Description: Roman coin; struck copper alloy nummus of House of Constantine; AD 330-5; mint of Trier Ref: LRBC 59 Very fine Die axis 12
Workflow: Awaiting validation ...
The 1oz Gold Maple Leaf is a very sort after bullion coin all over the world. First introduced in 1979 at a time when the South African Krugerrand was the only other 1oz bullion coin available. Made of very fine gold .
A coin with the very slightest of wear is in "About Uncirculated" condition. In "Extremely Fine" condition wear is apparent in the hair above the forehead of Liberty, and little luster remains. A "Very Fine" coin shows moderate even wear over the ...
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years. Start your ... 1909 S VDB Lincoln cent VF BN Very fine Lincoln cent ...
Silver, 3.56 grams; 20.16 mm. Spanish mint. 18-16 BC. Obverse: bare head right. Reverse: Capricorn flying right with cornucopiae and rudder on globe, AVGVSTVS below. RIC I 126; Cohen 21; BMC 346; Sear (2000) 1592. Good very fine.
VF (VF20, VF30, perhaps VF35) Very Fine. Grade. VG (VG8, VG10) Very Good. Grade. W West Point (New York). Mintmark, 1984-present.
World" TY'1 Type 1 TY'2 Type 2 UP5 Upright 5 UNC Uncirculated, but not brilliant, usually copper coins that have turned brown VERDIGRIS Greenish patina on copper coins VG Very Good, as in VG8, VG9, VG10, VG11 VF Very Fine, ...
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