coin collecting basics. Presented By Ginger Bing. A little about me. member of the Pasadena, Bellaire, and Greater Houston Coin Clubs, American Numismatic Association, Texas Numismatic Association and Society of Paper Money Collectors vice president of the Pasadena Coin Club.
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coin collecting basics
Half Dollar1794-1797, 1801-current
Dollar1794-1935, 1971-1981, 1999-current (clad), 1849-1889 (gold)
About good- very heavily worn with portions of the lettering, date, and legends being worn smooth
Fine- moderate to considerable even wear. Entire design is bold. All lettering visible, but with some weaknesses.
About uncirculated- with traces of wear on nearly all of the highest areas. At least half of the original mint luster is present
Very choice about uncirculated- the barest trace of may be seen on one or more of the high points of the design. No major detracting marks
The book to have is:
Official ANA Grading Standards
for United States Coins