Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Martha Lynn, Oct 30, 2020.
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Here is a small date.
Yes. Found it crh from local bank.
A Yeoman Red book has basic grading at the beginning of each denomination (more or less), but to get you off that “first step”...it helps to have a known grade example to compare to while you are learning and you can find that at PCGS Photograde online/free. I, and many others, use it frequently.
I learned first to distinguish if wear was present on the coin. That dividing guideline takes you to the lower Sheldon scale (0-AU58+) if wear is anywhere on the coin or, conversely, if no wear is determined, to the upper scale region (MS60-70). Both regions have their own terminology to get used to, I think the lower scale is easier to learn. The upper region gets into luster, strike, eye appeal and so forth and grading becomes more subjective. The luster you see can be seen differently by others, thereby injecting the “art” element of grading into the equation.
It takes a while to gain the experience to grade, the more you do it the more you learn and the better you get at it. IMO.
Hope this is helpful to you, and anyone else...Spark
Yes. Indeed it does and I thank you. That motivates me to go back to those basic grading sections introduced with each coin denomination and years minted. That is the info I took for granted first time thru it. I need to go back and work thru that process I side stepped.
I still have 40 something rolls put away. Still worth the 50 cents I gave for them.
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