The coin will show wear on the high points, but still, most details – hair, laureate wreath, drapery and dress folds on both sites are visible. Both legends are very clear and readable. No more than 20% off-center. The “VERY FINE” condition is the standard collectible grade for ancient coins.
Coin grading is subjective, and different individuals will grade ancient coins differently. That is why we wont to present our criteria and standards. The grades most collectors and dealers use for ancients are somewhat different than the grades used for modern world coins. In our practice we use definitions that we believe represent the most wide accepted norms. Adjustments for the base grades as VF-, VF+, aVF (about VF) are possible, but we will try to avoid them. The grades from highest to lowest state of preservation are: FDC (Fleur-de-coin); Mint State; Extremely Fine; Very Fine; Fine; Fair; Poor.