Fleur de coin (FDC)Mint State plus all characteristics are superb - well centered,
mint luster, exceptional strike, and so forth. No flaws will be
described because there are none. This grade is very rarely used by FORVM.
Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial CoinsFDC is French for Fleur de Coin, the ne plus ultra
of the numismatic world. It's a term unfortunately much abused by both
the inexperienced and those of shaky morals who will indiscriminately
give any coin the grade without a second thought, often adding a few
seemingly prerequisite + or ! signs to drive home the point. Sigh. A
real FDC coin needs no such gimmicky hype for it should be instantly
breathtaking and considered the very paradigm of that type. In fact, a
purist will say that by definition this excludes all bronzes by mere
reason of their toning
which, however attractive, has degraded them from perfection.
It‟s ok to ignore any coin marketed as FDC that does not instantly