Genuine 97 - Environmental Damage

PCGS Definition

N Grade coins are unique to the PCGS grading system and are so designated with a coin is not graded.  Beginning in 2013 PCGS added a general indication of how the coin would have graded had it not been disqualified.


A coin given a designation of N-97 has visible environmental damage on the coin.  Coins that are damaged because of improper storage may be rejected.  Corrosion is caused by storage in areas of high humidity, sea salvage coins, and coins found in the ground.  Toning that is excessively dark or heavy, or which burns into the surface of the coin, may be rejected

PCGS Graded Coins