Canadian coins grading - 1 cent 1953 to 1964 - Elizabeth II
Design and date are discernable, although some spots may be worn out. Some lettering should be apparent, if not necessarily readable.
Only small details are visible. Major illustrations and features are evident as outlines. although the coin overall is heavily worn.
Full rim with clearly discernable illustrations and features. Most legends are readable clearly, but the whole coin is still significantly worn.
Laurel wreath without specific details and shoulder fold almost absent.
Shoulder fold need to be completely visible. Lack of detail above the hear and on the queen's forehead. The wear appears primarily on the highest points of the relief.
Most of the details are present. There are signs of wear in a few places, including on the leaves of the laurel wreath and the jair above the ear.
Most of the details are present. There are signs of wear in a few places, including on the eyebrow.
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.