Grading Standards

We use the same guidelines for grading as those listed in The Official RED BOOK, A Guide Book of United States Coins, by R.S. Yeoman. Below is a stock photo of what we consider is an example that represents this national grading standard for Lincoln Wheat Cents.

VF - Very Fine - Cheek and jaw bones worn but separated. No worn spots on wheat heads.

Grading Standard Heads

Grading Standard Tails