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A Primer on Coin Grades

As an experienced buyer and seller of a variety of coins and antique jewelry, “Kota” Saint Jovite Youngblood works to supply collectibles to a network of dealers. His company, Youngblood Metals Mining, has been in business in Monrovia, California, for seven years. Saint Jovite Youngblood’s previous experience with coins includes a management position with Miracle Mile Coin Center in San Marino.

Professionals grade previously circulated coins according to a standard scale that descends from 70 down to 1 and includes a system of descriptive adjectives. These descriptors range from “AU,” or “about uncirculated,” all the way down to “PO-1,” or so “poor” that most if not all of the identifying features have weathered away, making a piece close to unrecognizable. Not surprisingly, most coins on the market today fall somewhere between these extremes.

The second-highest grade achievable, “XF” (sometimes abbreviated “EF”) indicates that a coin is “extremely fine.” Such coins display only minuscu…
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