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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VF20 Attributes..
   A coin with light to moderate wear. All major details will be clear and distinct. Some flattening in higher relief areas will be noted. Coins in this grade may exhibit poor eye appeal.

obverse - All hair detail will show, but the area just above the ear will show distinct flattening. The outline of the ear will be nearly complete, with some flattening behind the ear. The cheek and jaw will be well worn, but will be separated. All major folds in the coat will be clear, and some of the minor detail will appear but may be indistinct, especially on poorly struck examples. At least half of the bow tie detail will be present.

reverse - All of the wheat lines will be visible, except on poorly struck examples in which even coins grading AU will not show complete separation in this area. All wheat grain detail will be complete. Memorial cents are rarely seen below this grade - They will show areas of flattening on the columns and in the cornice and roof area. The steps will be weak but mostly complete. The planters will show weakness but will be complete.
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VF20 first photo example

   This coin is typical of a lower quality very fine wheat cent. Notice the details are all rather sharp for the grade, but spots and other detracting marks such as scratches keep this one from being very eye appealing. Many of the dirty blotches could probably safely be removed, but the scratches and abrasions are there to stay. The technical merit for this coin is that it has full, yet not completely distinct wheat hair lines, and it has a flattened, yet separated cheek and jaw areas.
VF20 third photo example


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