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Grading Table
Grade Condition Explanation
PO Poor * Extremely worn and design barely recognisable.
G Good Substantially worn with rims and legend showing some weakness.
F Fine Considerable wear but rims and legends quite distinct.
VF- Very Fine Wear apparent on prominent surfaces from limited circulation.
EF Extremely Fine Some scuffing and wear apparent on high points, but still retaining luster.
AU About Uncirculated No apparent wear apart from some friction, occasional marks and imperfections.
UNC Uncirculated 'As issued' with as much as some minor bag mark grazing.
BU Brilliant Uncirculated Perfect unblemished mint state, without any visible marks.
PF Proof Special issues minted with special dies for collecting purposes
FDC Fleur de Coin Perfect unblemished mint state. Only ascribed to Proofs.

Universal Rarity Scale by Q. David Bowers
URS-0 None known
URS-1 1 known, unique
URS-2 2 known
URS-3 3 or 4 known
URS-4 5 to 8 known
URS-5 9 to 16 known
URS-6 17 to 32 known
URS-7 33 to 64 known
URS-8 65 to 125 known
URS-9 126 to 250 known
URS-10 251 to 500 known
URS-11 501 to 1,000 known
URS-12 1,001 to 2,000 known
URS-13 2,001 to 4,000 known
URS-14 4,001 to 8,000 known
URS-15 8,001 to 16,000 known
URS-16 16,001 to 32,000 known
URS-17 32,001 to 65,000 known
URS-18 65,001 to 125,000 known
URS-19 125,001 to 250,000 known
URS-20 250,001 to 500,000 known

Sheldon Rarity Scale
R1 1,250 or more known
Common, readily available
R2 501 to 1,250 known
Less common - Available at most shows, but in limited quantity
R3 201 to 500 known
Scarce - somewhat difficult to find, only a few likely at larger shows
R4 76 to 200 known
Very scarce - may or may not find at larger shows/auctions
R5 31 to 75 known
Rare - unlikely more than 5 at shows or auctions each year
R6 13 to 30 known
Very rare - Almost never seen, only one may be offered for sale in a year’s time
R7 4 to 12 known
Prohibitively rare - one may be offered for sale once every few years
R8 1 to 3 known
Unique, or nearly so

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  • Our payments will be made through PayPal in US Dollars, British Pounds, or Euros to any location worldwide; or if the seller desires, we can also send payments to Great Britain and Spain through a cheque or bank transfer from a British or Spanish bank in British Pounds and Euros respectively.
  • The payments will be sent only after the items have been received and inspected. We will not send any money in advance under any circumstances.
  • The seller will be responsible for the costs of posting and packing. Therefore, we don't recommend offers for one or two coins, or any other small sales.

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