Canadian coins grading - 1 cent 1858 and 1859 - Victoria
No detail in the hair and on the crown of the queen. Design and date are discernable, although some spots may be worn out. Some lettering should be apparent, if not necessarily readable.
Details are hardly visible in the hair and crown of the queen. 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.
Some details in the braid hair and the crown begin to appear. Distinct rim, all legends readable, clear illustrations showing some detail, but the whole coin is moderately, but evenly worn.
We start to see all major line sin the braid hair. 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.
Lines in the braid hair are sharp and distinct. The laural leaves details are clear and sharp. Legends are sharp, illustrations are clear with slight but obvious wear on the high points.
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 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.