The coin is in perfect condition and has perfect strike with unique character. Excellent surfaces with most of the original luster and sharp details. Both sides are very well centered with no missing parts of the legends, images and at least 90% of the circle of dots when proper to the coin type.
Coin grading is subjective, and different individuals will grade ancient coins differently. That is why we wont to present our criteria and standards. The grades most collectors and dealers use for ancients are somewhat different than the grades used for modern world coins. In our practice we use definitions that we believe represent the most wide accepted norms. Adjustments for the base grades as VF-, VF+, aVF (about VF) are possible, but we will try to avoid them. The grades from highest to lowest state of preservation are: FDC (Fleur-de-coin); Mint State; Extremely Fine; Very Fine; Fine; Fair; Poor.