Hi all. Would this be VG or Fine grade do you think? I often hear people talk about the pearls or diamonds so is that the main distinguishing criteria? Many thanks for your replies. It is quite a journey learning about these things! Some of your knowledge is simply amazing
Thank for the replies all. As for cleaning in the past, it would have had to be done more than 42 years ago when my 87 year old Grandad passed. The coins have been in a box ever since until recently and I certainly haven't cleaned them. First obverse below is another pick of the 1928 obverse. Below that is 1924 Aust Penny which by your comments above would be slightly higher VF? Your feed back is seriously appreciated!
i wouldn't say cleaned they may have been wiped with a rag or cloth of some kind, but more or less just circulation and would place it in a VF condition 1928 (oh I think you have broken 8, the bottom bit of the 8 is missing) for VF 1924.
For the pennies its the crown (5 jewels) the ear, beard and the detailing of the vest
Thanks ryuazu. I hadn't even noticed the broken 8. I didn't even know there was a broken 8 error if I am honest! The coins haven't been cleaned or wiped but have been rubbing against each other in a box of about 40 or so coins.