PO01 FR02 AG03 G04 G06 VG08 VG10 F12 F15 VF20 VF25 VF30 EF40 EF45 AU50 AU53 AU55 AU58 MS60 MS61
MS62 MS63 MS64 MS65 MS66 MS67 MS68 MS69 MS70 PR60 PR61 PR62 PR63 PR64 PR65 PR66 PR67 PR68 PR69 PR70
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EF40 Attributes..
   EF40 description of grade

obverse - obverse grading.

reverse - reverse grading.
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Grading Guide for EF40

EF40 first photo example

   This is a good example of having to grade early branch mint cents mainly by the obverse. You can see that there is ample detail on the obverse for EF grading, which consists of having slight flattening to the cheek and jaw bone, along with a touch of wear above the ear. When you look at the reverse, however, you will notice a near complete lack of wheat hair lines and an overall lack of sharpness of the design. This is not due to wear on the coin, rather wear on the die. The low-end EF grade comes from the noticeable abrasion flaws on the obverse, some rather small carbon spots on the obverse (especially around the motto), and an overall lack of eye appeal due to the 'typical' reverse and the aforementioned flaws.
EF40 second photo example

   notes for the second EF40 graded cent
EF40 third photo example

   notes for the third EF40 graded cent
 

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