Canadian coins grading - 1 cent 1902 to 1910 - Edward VII
The obverse shows a representation of King Edward VII wearing a crown and a robe within a beaded circle. It was designed by George William de Saulles, British medallist.
The robe is fastened with the chain of the Order of the Garter. Highest points of wear are the band of the crown, ear, shoulder bow, beard and the eyebrow.
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 completely erased. Major illustrations and features are evident as outlines. Although the coin overall is heavily worn.
The band of the crown is visible, but the jewels in it aren't. Full rim with clearly discernable illustrations and features. Most legends are readable clearly, but the whole coin is still significantly worn.
The jewels in the band of the crown are visible but blurred. Distinct rim, all legends readable, clear illustrations showing some detail, but the whole coin is moderately, but evenly worn.
Lightly worn in the crown and all jewels are visible. 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 and details in the crown, bear and bow 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.