Fine (F)

A coin grade used to describe a coin with much overall wear present. The overall design is complete but detail is worn or obscured by corrosion.  Legends are visible but may not be fully readable. The bulk of ancient coins available today are in fine condition.  Pitting, overall roughness, large scratches, piercings, bends, and major flaws should be noted, especially if a photograph is not provided.


ERIC The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins





 
Those coins graded fine will be found to be essentially intact in terms of overall design but with a considerable portion of its initial detail worn off or obscured by corrosion. This represents the bulk of ancient coins available today.