Vatican, Medal, Le Pape Jean-Paul II
Consonni - EF(40-45) - Copper Gilt
- Denomination: Medal
- Country: Vatican
- Year: Not Applicable
- Composition: Copper Gilt
- Diameter: 34
- Token Title: Le Pape Jean-Paul II
- Medal engraver: Consonni
- Hallmark: without hallmark
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.