All articles related to self-grading of coins and professional grading services. Also what each coin grade like FDC, Unc, AU, XF, VF, F, VG, G means is mentioned.

old coin grades

Grading Coins – Coin Grades Past & Present

During the early years of coin collection, only three grades were used – Uncirculated, Fine, and Good. Uncirculated means it has never been out in circulation. It went from the minting process straight to...

Coin Grades – FDC, Unc, AU, XF, VF, F, VG, G

Coin Grades – FDC, Unc, AU, XF, VF, F, VG, G

Coin grading is very important to mark a specific coin as authentic and it’s value. An authentic coin without being graded by an official coin grading authority has a lower value as a coin...

An old Dutch silver coin

Coin Grading – Professional or Self Graded?

What good is a silver coin if you are not going to have it graded, right? Of course, you want to know how much your coin is worth. Either for selling purposes in the...