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ACSC Australasian Commonwealth Specialist Catalogue (Brusden White)
ASC Australasian Stamp Catalogue
BPA British Philatelic Assoc. Expertising Ltd. Certificate
B/S Back stamped
Cat. Catalogue
CDS Circular Date Stamp
CTO Cancelled to Order
CERT Certificate of Genuineness
Cond. Condition
CPS Counter Printed Stamp
CV Catalogue Value
ENG. Engraved
Env Envelope/Cover
Exc Excellent
FDC First Day Cover
FDI First Day of Issue
F/U Fine Used ($)
GU Good Used (i.e. less than fine)
h/s Hand stamp
Incl Including
Inv Inverted
M/S Minature or souvenir sheet
MUH Mint Unhinged
MLH Mint Lightly Hinged
MVLH Mint Very Lightly Hinged
O/C Off Centre
OG Original Gum
Ovptd Overprinted
PD Postage Due
Pmk Postmark
PPC Picture Postcard
PSE Pre-stamped Envelope
PTSA Priced To Sell At
Reg Registered
S/A Self Adhesive (also known as peel & stick)
SG Stanley Gibbons Catalogue (£)
SS Seven Seas - an Australian made Pictorial album
STC Stated to Catalogue
U Used
Unused Mint without gum
Var Variety or flaw
VF Very Fine
W/C Well Centered
WMK Watermark

Grading and terminology used in this catalogue for coins & banknotes

Proof: Proof coins are struck using specially hardened dies & highly polished blanks. The result is great clarity & depth of detail. Most modern proofs (1966 onwards) contrast a brilliant mirror background against delicately frosted detail.
Prooflike: Often a non-official mint strike, or medallic in nature.
Brilliant Uncirculated (B/Unc) or choice Unc: Uncirculated, but with higher than normal sheen.
Extremely Fine (EF): Coins shows only traces of wear to high points of the design & only light surface marks from circulating. Otherwise the design is clear and sharp & the coin will have much lustre. Notes are clean & crisp with only the slightest signs of creases and folds.
Very Fine (VF): Lustre has gone and there will be flatness on the design of a coin. Other traces of wear may also be evident. Banknotes of this grade will show distinct signs of handling though the paper will still be reasonably crisp.
Fine (F): The effects of handling will be quite evident from the amount of flatness to the design of a coin. Notes will have clear signs of soiling & heavy creasing, possibly also some tearing.
Very Good (VG): Most details of a coin's design will be all but gone, but the basic design and date are still visible. Notes of this grade are near the end of their useful life & are of little value unless they are very scarce or rare.
choice: An exceptional example of the given grade.
good (g): Use of the prefix good (e.g. gVF) indicates that the item is slightly better than the grade stated.
about (a): Use of this prefix (e.g. aEF) indicates that the item is almost at the grading designated.

Lot numbers in BOLD are illustrated