Standard Grading Scale

Gem Mint

10

 

The highest grade assigned. The collectible must have no evidence of any manufacturing or handling defects.

Mint

9.9

 

The collectible is nearly indistinguishable from a 10.0 but will have a very minor manufacturing defect. It will not have any evidence of handling defects.

NM/M

9.8

 

A nearly perfect collectible with negligible handling or manufacturing defects.

NM+

9.6

 

A very well-preserved collectible with several minor manufacturing or handling defects.

NM

9.4

 

A very well-preserved collectible with minor wear and small manufacturing or handling defects.

NM-

9.2

 

A very well-preserved collectible with some wear and small manufacturing or handling defects.

VF/NM

9.0

 

A very well-preserved collectible with good eye appeal. There will be a number of minor handling and/or manufacturing defects.

VF+

8.5

 

An attractive collectible with a moderate defect or a number of small defects.

VF

8.0

 

An attractive collectible with a moderate defect or an accumulation of small defects.

VF-

7.5

 

An above-average collectible with a moderate defect or an accumulation of small defects.

FN/VF

7.0

 

An above-average collectible with a major defect or an accumulation of small defects.

FN+

6.5

 

An above-average collectible with a major defect and some smaller defects, or a significant accumulation of small defects.

FN

6.0

 

A slightly above-average collectible with a major defect and some smaller defects, or a significant accumulation of small defects.

FN-

5.5

 

A slightly above-average collectible with several moderate defects.

VG/FN

5.0

 

An average collectible with several moderate defects.

VG+

4.5

 

A slightly below-average collectible with multiple moderate defects.

VG

4.0

 

A below-average collectible with multiple moderate defects.

VG-

3.5

 

A below-average collectible with several major defects or an accumulation of multiple moderate defects.

G/VG

3.0

 

A collectible that shows significant evidence of handling with several moderate-to-major defects.

G

2.5

 

A collectible that shows extensive evidence of handling with multiple moderate-to-major defects.

G

2.0

 

A collectible that shows extensive evidence of handling with numerous moderate-to-major defects.

G-

1.8

 

A collectible that shows extensive evidence of handling with numerous major defects.

Fa/G

1.5

 

A collectible that shows extensive evidence of handling with a heavy accumulation of major defects.

Fa

1.0

 

A very poorly handled collectible with a heavy accumulation of major defects.

Poor

0.5

 

A heavily defaced collectible with a number major defects. Some pieces will also be missing.

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