The most important thing to remember about coin grading is that almost no two coins are the same. This axiom is particularly true for most early copper with the few exceptions being examples of the hoards that provide us with many nearly identical mint state specimens. Used (circulated) coins exist in a continuum of sharpness grades that range from only slightly removed from Mint State to worn slick. We have put together a set of images of several different coin types in different grades that are a "stake in the ground". The coins selected for the different series of pictures are above average to choice in condition and therefore can be "net graded" without deductions from the sharpness grade. The selected coins are also generally well struck and not from late die states.