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The Sheldon Scale

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Dr. William Sheldon standardized coin grading by developing a 70 point scale for classifying coin condition. It is now known as the Sheldon Scale which runs from 1 to 70. Originally designed for large cents, but it is now used for all US coin series.

The Sheldon grading scale
Perfect uncirculated
MS70
Superb gem uncirculated
MS69
MS68
MS67
MS6
6
Gem uncirculated
MS65
MS64
Choice uncirculated
MS63
MS62
Uncirculated
MS61
MS60
Choice about uncirculated
AU58
AU55
About uncirculated
AU53
AU50
Choice extremely fine
XF45
Extremely fine
XF40
Choice very fine
VF35
VF30
VF25
Very fine
VF20
Fine - Very Fine
F15
Fine
F12
Very good
VG8
Good
G6
G4
About good
G3
 Fair FR2
Poor
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