Coin Grading

Coin grading is a fairly precise way of determining a coins condition and value.  There are many online resources and tools to help you with this and many books have been written to help you become an expert grader so that you can accurately grade coins and survive in the world of numismatics.

Third party grading services like PCGS, NGC and ANACS have online grading references and even applications for smart devices that show pictures of coins in various grades so you can compare the coin you are holding to these and determine an accurate grade for it.  You can visit their websites and download these applications so that these invaluable tools are always at your disposal.