Canadian coins grading - 1 cent 1920 to 1936 - George V
Design and date are discernable, although some spots may be worn out. Some lettering should be apparent, if not necessarily readable.
The band of the crown is almost completely erased. Only small details are visible. Major illustrations and features are evident as outlines. although the coin overall is heavily worn.
The band of the crown is worn in the middle. It's possible to see some detail in the beard, hair and clothes of the king. Full rim with clearly discernable illustrations and features. Most legends are readable clearly, but the whole coin is still significantly worn.
Jewels in the band of the crown are nearly all visible, but still worn. The rest of the effigy begins to be little clearer. Distinct rim, all legends readable, clear illustrations showing some detail, but the whole coin is moderately, but evenly worn.
Jewels on the band of the crown are visible, even if they aren't totally sharp. Clearly readable but lightly worn legends, illustrations show good detail, rims are clean, but the whole coin shows moderate wear on the high points and a little wear below.
Legends are sharp, illustrations are clear with slight but obvious wear on the high points. The band of the crown is clear even if there's still some minor wear on it.
Sharp legends and illustrations show only a trace of wear on the highest points. There must be some remaining mint luster.
MS-60 to MS-70
Coins in this grade are in mint condition and free of any wear.
Coins of these grades have are uncirculated. The only traces of wear on these coins come from the contact with each other during their production at the Mint. The difference between these grades is too small to be reproduced in pictures and images.