Allowable Defects Per Comic Grade


Suggested Number of Allowable Defects Per Comic Book Grade

The table below shows the suggested minimum to maximum defects per grade. This means how many, not what kind. So if you have two abrasions or rounded corners, it would count as two defects etc.

GEM MINT
0 Defects
MINT
1 Defect
NEAR MINT / MINT
1-2 Defects
NEAR MINT +
2-3 Defects
NEAR MINT
2-3 Defects
NEAR MINT –
3-4 Defects
VERY FINE / NEAR MINT
4-6 Defects
VERY FINE +
4-7 Defects
VERY FINE
5-7 Defects
VERY FINE –
5-8 Defects
FINE / VERY FINE
6-10 Defects
FINE +
6-11 Defects
FINE
7-12 Defects
FINE –
7-13 Defects
VERY GOOD / FINE
8-13 Defects
VERY GOOD +
9-14 Defects
VERY GOOD
10-15 Defects
VERY GOOD –
10-16 Defects
GOOD / VERY GOOD
11-17 Defects
GOOD +
12-18 Defects
GOOD
13-19 Defects
GOOD –
13-21 Defects
FAIR / GOOD
14-23 Defects
FAIR
15-24 Defects
POOR
16-25 Defects