Coin, Cape Verde, 20 Escudos
1994 - EF(40-45) - Nickel plated steel - KM:30
National emblem, date divided below, denomination at bottom
- Country: Cape Verde
- Denomination: 20 Escudos
- Year: 1994
- Mint name: Not Applicable
- Composition: Nickel plated steel
- Diameter: 25
- KM: 30
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.