about uncirculated

adjective

of a coin or currency note
: showing only the slightest evidence of wear

Note: This is one of a set of standards often used to determine the value of a coin or currency note to collectors. Ranging from best to worst, these grades are brilliant uncirculated (coins only), uncirculated, about uncirculated or almost uncirculated, extremely fine, very fine, fine, very good, good, about good (coins only) or fair (currency only), and poor (currency only).

Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of about uncirculated was in 1860

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“About uncirculated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/about%20uncirculated. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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