Not sure if it can be graded, i haven't bought the book yet, but i paid 10 bucks for it, and i feel very good about it. He had a 1950D nickel with steps, not proof, but vg shape. Wanted 20. Said I'd have to get back to him. This guy has some good stuff. Hope i did well for 10 bucks as my first purchase. Not sure if black or white background works best.