CGC Grading Scale

Universal Graded Comic Books for Sale

The below 10 point scale is the grading scale that CGC uses for accuracy when they work through all of the submitted comic books prior to encapsulation.


 
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Gem Mint >> 10.0

The highest grade assigned. The collectible must have no evidence of any manufacturing or handling defects.

Mint >> 9.9

The collectible is nearly indistinguishable from a 10.0 but will have a very minor manufacturing defect. It will not have any evidence of handling defects.

Near Mint/Mint >> 9.8

A nearly perfect collectible with negligible handling or manufacturing defects.

Near Mint+ >> 9.6

A very well-preserved collectible with several minor manufacturing or handling defects.

Near Mint >> 9.4

A very well-preserved collectible with minor wear and small manufacturing or handling defects.

Near Mint- >> 9.2

A very well-preserved collectible with some wear and small manufacturing or handling defects.

Very Fine/Near Mint >> 9.0

A very well-preserved collectible with good eye appeal. There will be a number of minor handling and/or manufacturing defects.

Very Fine+ >> 8.5

An attractive collectible with a moderate defect or a number of small defects.

Very Fine >> 8.0

An attractive collectible with a moderate defect or an accumulation of small defects.

Very Fine- >> 7.5

An above-average collectible with a moderate defect or an accumulation of small defects.

Fine/Very Fine >> 7.0

An above-average collectible with a major defect or an accumulation of small defects.

Fine+ >> 6.5

An above-average collectible with a major defect and some smaller defects, or a significant accumulation of small defects.

Fine >> 6.0

A slightly above-average collectible with a major defect and some smaller defects, or a significant accumulation of small defects.

Fine- >> 5.5

A slightly above-average collectible with several moderate defects.

Very Good/Fine >> 5.0

An average collectible with several moderate defects.

Very Good+ >> 4.5

A slightly below-average collectible with multiple moderate defects.

Very Good >> 4.0

A below-average collectible with multiple moderate defects.

Very Good- >> 3.5

A below-average collectible with several major defects or an accumulation of multiple moderate defects.

Good/Very Good >> 3.0

A collectible that shows significant evidence of handling with several moderate-to-major defects.

Good+ >> 2.5

A collectible that shows extensive evidence of handling with multiple moderate-to-major defects.

Good >> 2.0

A collectible that shows extensive evidence of handling with multiple moderate-to-major defects.

Good- >> 1.8

A collectible that shows extensive evidence of handling with numerous major defects.

Fair/Good >> 1.5

A collectible that shows extensive evidence of handling with a heavy accumulation of major defects.

Fair >> 1.0

A very poorly handled collectible with a heavy accumulation of major defects.

Poor >> 0.5

A heavily defaced collectible with a number major defects. Some pieces will also be missing.

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