What are “Grades”?

MS: Mint State – This grade indicates that the coin is in superior condition. It is often used by grading companies and ranges from MS60-MS70.

BU: Brilliant Uncirculated – This refers to coins that have never been in circulation and have very minimal wear. These are also known as “Mint State” or “Uncirculated.”

AU: Almost Uncirculated – This refers to coins with slight wear and circulation, as well as 95% of their original design present.

XF: Extra Fine – This grade indicates that the coin only has light wear. 90% of the design will be intact and the scratches and flaws will only be on the coin’s highest points.

VF: Very Fine – This grade indicates up to 25% of the original design is smoothed.
Fine: This grade indicates major signs of wear, with as much as half the design smoothed.

VG: Very Good – This grade indicates significant signs of wear throughout the coin.

G: Good – This grade indicates up to 90% of the original design is smoothed. A coin with this grade will be heavily worn.

Cull: A cull coin is in extremely bad condition and can be considered a non-collectible.