Photograde: A Photographic Grading Encyclopedia for United States Coins

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Zyrus Press, 2005 - Antiques & Collectibles - 293 pages
"The newest edition of the universal coin-grading encyclopedia by James F. Ruddy showcases over 1000 enhanced coin-grading pictures and adjectival descriptions of regular issue U.S. coin types from 1793 to date. Designated in 1972 as an Official Grading Guide of the American Numismatic Association, Photograde is widely accepted as the most complete grading book ever printed"--Amazon.com
 

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Contents

Grading Practices Formulas
9
Commercial Grading Services
27
Grades and Prices
37
The Photograde System for U S Coins
59
The Minting Procedure
213
Specimen Proof Coins
223
Cleaning Coins
241
Retoning Coins
249
Counterfeit Coins
259
Dictionary of Grading Terms
269
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

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