I agree on the Newfy 10 cent - only VG. Full ear should show on a F. Here is a link to what a fine should look likehttp://coinsandcanada.com/coins-gra...ia&id=69#F12
Though the example on coins and Canada does look cleaned it does show the proper amount of details that should be present on a F-12 example.
The dime is clearly a VG and one more reason not to purchase Canadian and especially our maritime coins in American slabs. I see overgraded Newfoundland coins in US slabs constantly on eBay and the price differences make such buys financially prohibitive.
I do feel it only appropriate to add that our northern graders can be just as, if not even more lousy when it coins to grading.
Case and point http://goccf.com/t/329288
That being said I find that newfoundland coinage is getting harder to find for reasonable prices as I see many ICCS VF-30s halves getting cut out and coming back as EF-45s, obviously cleaned halves coming back as straight grades, not even being netted down, just graded as if the were not cleaned at all. (This is where I have taken the most notice in US TPG
over grading, in relation to what I'm interested in numismaticly).
Examples: heavy wear on the hair braid that is more in common of a VF example, and an obvious cleaning
Aside from having the wear of a coin closer to VF-25, how this coin made it into a straight grade holder is far beyond me.
This looks like it had a date with a wire brush, yet straight graded https://www.cdncoin.com/product-p/957025997662.htm
A nice honest textbook EF coin? Better grade it AU.https://www.cdncoin.com/product-p/960050997781.htm
I generally only use TPGS for authentication and marketing purposes, But I still find it a bit unfortunate that because of these lax grading standards it seems like acctually nice coins are getting more difficult to find.
What I mean is, I wish it was as simple as buying a coin graded EF-40 by a reputable TPG
meant that you were getting an EF-40 coin, but now it can mean anything from a mid VF with "good eye appeal" to an EF-45 that has a light cleaning, But then it's not that simple as what is considered 'damage' or 'cleaned' seems to become more and more lenient.
I find it gets even worse as you get to the AU and higher grades, but this comment is long enough as is.