Switzerland, Medal, Mort de Frédéric II et Avènement de Frédéric Guillaume
- Country: Switzerland
- Denomination: Medal
- Year: 1786
- Composition: Tin-Zinc
- Diameter: 74
- Medal engraver: J. J. Perret-Gentil
An “EF(40-45)” quality
As in numismatics it is important that the state of conservation of an item be carefully evaluated before it is offered to a discerning collector with a keen eye.
This initially obscure acronym comprising two words describing the state of conservation is explained clearly here:
This means – more prosaically – that the coin has circulated well from hand to hand and pocket to pocket but the impact on its wear remains limited: the coins retains much of its mint luster, sharp detailing and little sign of being circulated. Closer examination with the naked eye reveals minor scratches or nicks.