For UNCIRCULATED (Unc.) grades there will be no visible signs of wear or handling, even under a 30-power microscope. Bag marks may be present.For ALMOST UNCIRCULATED (AU) all detail will be visible. There will be wear only on the highest point of the coin. There will often be half or more of the original mint luster present.On the EXTREMELY FINE (XF or EF) coin, there will be about 95% of the original detail visible. Or, on a coin with a design with no inner detail to wear down, there will be a light wear over nearly all the coin. If a small design is used as the grading area, about 90% of the original detail will be visible. This latter rule stems from the logic that a smaller amount of detail needs to be present because a small area is being used to grade the whole coin.The VERY FINE (VF) coin will have about 75% of the original detail visible. Or, on a coin with no inner detail, there will be moderate wear over the entire coin. Corners of letters and numbers may be weak. A small grading area will have about 66% of the original detail.For FINE (F) there will be about 50% of the original detail visible. Or, on a coin with no inner detail, there will be fairly heavy wear over all of the coin. Sides of letters will be weak. A typically uncleaned coin will often appear as dirty or dull. A small grading area will have just under 50% of the original detail.On the VERY GOOD (VG) coin, there will be about 25% of the original detail visible. There will be heavy wear on all of the coin.The GOOD (G) coin's design will be clearly outlined but with substantial wear. Some of the larger detail may be visible. The rim have a few spots of wear.On the ABOUT GOOD (AG) coin, there will typically be only a silhouette of a large design. The rim will be worn down into the letters if any.