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01 Dec 2018

2018 BREAST CANCER AWARENESS COIN & STAMP SET PART 2

Exonumia | Longstrider

   Sorry everybody but I was forced to add this second blog. The first one became too large with this grading sheet added. Even after I trimmed it. I received this directly from NGC when I asked how they determined grades of stamps for their ASG arm. Thanks for you patience everyone.


ASG will assign a numeric grade to stamps that are genuine and have fully original paper, ink and perforations. Regummed stamps and stamps with a few minor faults may still receive a numeric grade.

 

 

 

Numeric Grading Scale

 

Grade

Definition

Gem 100

A fully centered stamp with no post-production imperfections visible at 5x magnification.

Superb 99

A stamp that is nearly visually indistinguishable from a Gem 100 but is slightly off center. There may be a single shorter perforation or very small blemishes.

XF/Superb 95

A stamp with up to two misaligned margins and only minor evidence of handling, including small blemishes. If cancelled, the cancellation must be neat and only at the corner of the stamp, but a minor amount of ink will be visible on the reverse side.

XF 90

A stamp with two obviously misaligned margins and light handling. If gummed, the gum will be original but may have one or two minor blemishes, such as a hinged mark. If cancelled, the cancellation must be neat and only at the corner of the stamp, but some ink will be visible on the reverse side.

VF/XF 85

A stamp with obviously misaligned margins and light handling, including small blemishes. If cancelled, the cancellation must be neat and clear, but some ink will be visible on the reverse side.

VF 80

A stamp with obviously misaligned margins. The perforations on one side may be shorter, and there will be some small blemishes. There may be one or two minor folds. If gummed, the gum will be original but may have remnants of a hinge and the gum may be uneven. If cancelled, the cancellation must be neat. It will come into the center of the stamp and some ink will be visible on the reverse side.

F/VF 75

A stamp perforations or margins that come very close to the design. There will be some handling including fingerprints and one or two minor folds. The color may have light fading. There may be a small thin, gum skip and/or margin split. If cancelled, the cancellation must be neat. It will come into the center of the stamp and some ink will be visible on the reverse side.

F 70

A stamp with perforations or margins that come into the edge of the design. There will be obvious faults including minor folds, gum skips, removed gum or pulled perforations. The color may have light fading. If cancelled, the cancellation mark will be heavy.

VG/F 60

A stamp with perforations or margins that come into the edge of the design. There will be obvious faults including folds, a block stain and faded color. If cancelled, the cancellation mark will be heavy and over the center of the stamp, or done with pen.

VG 50

A stamp with perforations or margins that come into the edge of the design. There will be obvious faults including folds and stains. Portions of the design may be blurred. A small piece of the stamp may be missing. If cancelled, the cancellation mark will be heavy and over the center of the stamp, or done with pen.

G/VG 40

A stamp with perforations or margins that come into the edge of the design. There will be obvious faults including folds and stains. Portions of the design may be blurred. A few small pieces of the stamp may be missing. If cancelled, the cancellation mark will be heavy and over the center of the stamp, or done with pen.

G 30

A stamp with perforations or margins that come more significantly into the design. There will be extensive faults including folds and stains. The design may be difficult to recognize. A few small pieces of the stamp may be missing. If cancelled, the cancellation mark will obscure most of the design.

Fair/G 20

A stamp with perforations or margins that come more significantly into the design. There will be extensive faults including folds and stains. The design will be difficult to recognize. Small pieces of the stamp may be missing. If cancelled, the cancellation mark will obscure virtually all of the design.

Fair 10

A stamp with perforations or margins that come more significantly into the design. There will be extensive faults including numerous folds and stains. It will be nearly impossible to recognize the design. Up to half of the stamp may be missing. If cancelled, the cancellation mark will obscure virtually all of the design.


SOURCED:
NGC for ASG

Comments

The stamp grading is really cool. I found out it existed a week ago

CoinLady

Level 6

Thanks for the info I had no idea they graded stamps. I wonder how many stamp collectors are there, and how popular is the grading system?

user_47175

Level 3

Cool, I never actually knew there was a grading scale for stamps too.

It's Mokie

Level 6

Oh interesting, I have never seen graded stamps like that. I may have too see if my favorite Peanuts Christmas Stamps are available slabbed. Seems a bit like grading trading cards or comic books. Just smaller paper to grade. (:

Mike

Level 7

That stamp whole be much higher. I'm not a stamp person in use my eyes what stupid they use. I do not like scales to a hundred you know how many things you can find. There like car mechanics they look long enough they will find something. I'm so glad unsent with coins.

Kepi

Level 6

Thanks for this information sheet... It's almost as crazy as coin grading... haha Wow, they grade every little perforation. Those graders must have good eyes ; ) I think your stamp should have graded higher. As an extra thought from your first blog, I would encourage people to research the stamp image. "Goddess of the Hunt"... Its very enlightening. Thanks for a great blog!

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