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Abbreviations

AACGS

American Alliance Coin Grading Service

ACC

American Certified Coins

ACCS

American Coin Certification Service

AG-3

About Good

AGS

American Grading Service

AJ

Attached Jewel

ANACS

American Numismatic Certification Service

ANT

Antique

ARN

Arnprior

AU-50

About Uncirculated

Bl

Blunt

BU

Brilliant Uncirculated.

BV

Bullion Value

CAU-55

Choice About Uncirculated

CCCS

Canadian Coin Certification Service

CCG

Colonial Coin Graders

CCGS

Collectors Coin Grading Service

CCW

Conter ClockWise

CEF-45

Choice Extremely Fine

CGA

Currency Grading Authentication

CIR

Circulating

CLT

Circulating

CP

Clipped Planchet

CSI

Certified Silver Investments

CVF-30

Choice Very Fine

CW

ClockWise

CXF-45

Choice Extremely Fine

DC

Die Crack

DD

Die Deterioration

DD

Doubled Die

DDD

Die Deterioration Doubling

DG

Dei Gratia

DH

Dora De Pédery-Hunt

DHL

Double Horizon Line

DHP

Doubled HP

DJ

Detached Jewel

DP

Doubled Punch 

DS

Die Shift 

DST

Doubled Strike

DWL

Doubled Water Lines

DY V1

Doubled Yoke, Type 1.

DY V2

Doubled Yoke, Type 2.

DY V3

Doubled Yoke, Type 3.

EF-40

Extremely Fine.

EL

Edwardian Leaves.

Err

Error

EWL

Extra Water Line

F Des

Full Design

F-12

Fine.

FB

Far Beads

FCNRS

Fellow Canadian Numismatic Research Society

FD

Filled Die

FL

Far Leaf

FONA

Fellow Ontario Numismatic Association

FP

Flaw Planchet

FSG

First Strike Grading

FV

Face Value

FWL

Full Water Line

G-4

Good

GEC

Grade Evaluation Compagny

GEM

Applied Proof-65 coins.

GU

GEM Uncirculated

H

Heaton's Mint Mark.

H Des

Half Design

HC

Heavy Cameo

HP

T. H. Paget (Thomas Hugh Paget)

HR

High Relief

ICCS

International Coin Certification Service

ICG

Independent Coin Grading

INB

International Numismatics Bureau

INS

Internation Numismatic Society

JOP

Joseph Olivia Patenaude "counterstamped"

KE

King Edward

KG

King George

KGE

King George VI

KM

Krause-Mishler (Standard Catalog of Word Coins)

L

Royal Canadian Mint Logo

LAM

Lamination.

LB

Large Bust

LB

Large Beads

LC

Large Crown

LCGS

Liberty Coin Grading Service

LD

Large Date

LDe

Large Denticles

LEG

Legend

LH

Large "H" Mint Mark

LL

Large Leaves

LR

Low Relief

MB

Medium Beads

ML

Maple Leaf

MRC

Monnaie Royal Canadienne

MS

Mint State

N Des

No Design

N Is

No Island

NAC

Numismatic Authentication Compagny

NAGC

Numismatic Assurance Grading Corp.

NB

Near Beads

NBU

Numismatic Brilliant Uncirculated

NC

Non-circulating

NCGS

National Coin Grading Service

NCI

Numismatic Cetification Institute

NCLT

Non-circulating

ND

Narrow Date

NES

Numismatic Evaluation Service

NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

NGP

Numismatic Grading Pros

NII

Not Issued Individually

NL

Near Leaf

NNC

National Numismatic Certification

NPG

Numismatic Profesional Grading

NSF

No Shoulder Fold

NSS

No Shoulder Strap

NTC

Numistrust Corporation

NWL

No Water Line

OBV

Obverse "Queen-King"

OC

Off Center

OCC

Ottawa Coin Club

ODD

Oddity

OM

Off Metal

ONA

Ontario Numismatic Association

OR

Over Resurfaced

OWL

One Water Line

P

Composition Mark Multi-Ply Plated

PCC

Premier Certified Coins

PCGS

Professional Coin Grading Service

PCI

Professional Certification Institute

PE

Plain Edge

PF

Proof Set

PL

Proof Like

PLG

Plugged

Pt

Pointed

QCGCS

Quality Coin Grading and Certification Services

QE

Queen Elizabeth

QHP

Quadrupled HP

QV

Queen Victoria

QVC

Quasar Valuation Compagny

RC

Re Cut

RCM

Royal Canadian Mint

RD

Rotatie Die

RJ

Round Jewels

RP

Repunched

S Is

Small Island

SB

Small Beads

SB

Small Bust

SC

Small Crown

SD

Small Date

SDCG

Silver Dollar Coin Grading

SDe

Small Denticules

SEGS

Sovereign Entities Grading Service

SF

Shoulder Fold

SGS

Star Grading Service

SH

Small "H" Mint Mark

SJ

Square Jewels

SL

Small Leaves

SP

Specimen Set

Str

Straight

SWL

Short Water Line

SY

Single Yoke

TD

Tool Damage

TGS

Trust Grading Service

THP

Tripled HP.

TS

Twin Strike

UGS

Universal Grading Service

UHC

Ultra Heavy Cameo

UNC

Uncirculed

UNC

United Numismatic Compagny

USCG

US Coin Grading

VF-20

Very Fine

VG-8

Very Good

VL

Victotian Leaves

VT

Variant

VY

Variety

W

Winnipeg Mint Mark

WCG

World Class Grading

WD

Wide Date

WE

Wire Edge

WL

Water Line

XF-40

Extremely Fine

XWL

Extra Water Line

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