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All Greek coins were hand-made, rather than machined as modern coins are. The design for the obverse was carved (in incuso) into a block of iron, named a die. A coin's grade is an indication of the amount of wear on a particular coin. Mint State (MS) - preserved exactly as they were struck; Extremely Fine (EF or XF) - show only a small amount wear on the high points; Very Fine (VF)
- shows significant wear but is still attractive; Fine (F) - about one-quarter of the fine detail is present; Very Good (VG) - shows very heavy wear over the entire surface; Good (G) - Some of the outline of the design may be present (worth very little); Poor (P)
- not detail and no identification is possible.