I then showed him one of my coins. He quickly said the coin was nice, but could not be graded. It had been cleaned. At best the coin could be graded details / cleaned. The coin is bright white and has been cleaned since it was produced in 119 BC. There are no cleaning marks. The coin shows either high point wear, or less than full strike. The seller called it gVF, and I agree with the comment it is well centered and struck. It is shiny enough that I had trouble making a reasonable photo. Below are the seller's pic and mine. M. Tullius, Rome, 119 BC. AR Denarius Obv - Helmeted head of Roma r. R/ Rev - Victory driving galloping quadriga r., holding palm frond and reins; wreath above. Crawford 280/1 RBW 1103 RSC Tullia 1 21 mm 3.89 grams 12h I am glad my coin came in a flip instead of a details slab!