very fine

adjective, of a coin or currency note

Definition of very fine

: showing moderate 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).

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First Known Use of very fine

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Very fine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/very%20fine. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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