FRENCH GUIANA, 10 Centimes, 1856
EF(40-45) - Billon - KM:A2 - Lecompte:32
Denomination within circle
- Country: FRENCH GUIANA
- Denomination: 10 Centimes
- Year: 1856
- Mint name: Not Applicable
- Composition: Billon
- Mintage: 1400000
- Strike Mark: A
- KM: A2
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.