Grading Guide and Grading Systems

This is where buying, selling, and collecting coins and tokens between Britain and the USA can get confusing. The best way to deal with this is to gain an understanding of all the systems, including the grading services and then to carefully look at the coin or token yourself, so that you can be your own judge.

Currently, there is some mixing of the systems and one example is that some British dealers use UNC or BU. One must always factor in eye appeal, so tone, color, spots, strength of the strike, and edge dents all contribute to the value.