Goldmine Record Grading

 

Goldmine Record Grading

At Vinylom marketplace we use the goldmine record grading system. 

Goldmine record grading system is the best grading system for your vinyl and CDs. Below we list you everything you need to know to grade your Records.

We have millions of Vinyl records for sale and they are all graded with the goldmine grading system. Everything  we have for sale  at Vinylom marketplace are graded with the goldmine record grading system. 

 

VINYL RECORDS GRADING

 

MINT

Vinyl: Perfect.  Never been played. No scratches

Cover: Perfect.

 

Near Mint (NM or M-)

Vinyl: Near Perfect - No  signs of wear

Cover: Near Perfect . It may have been played but has no creases, folds, seam splits or other defects. No cut-out holes. Lyric sleeves, Posters etc in perfect condition also.

 

Very Good Plus (VG+)

Vinyl: Record will show some signs that it was played. Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light  scratches that don't affect one's listening experiences. The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable.

Cover: Cover may be marred by a cut-out hole. Sleeves will have some slight wear, lightly turned up corners, or a slight seam split.

 

Very Good (VG)

Vinyl: This has obviously been played. A record with light scratches that will affect the sound. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, but will not overpower the music otherwise.

Cover: Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time, only two or three of them.: Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time, only two or three of them.

 

Good (G), Good Plus (G+)

Vinyl:A cover or sleeve will have seam splits, tape, writing and ring wear.

Cover: Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time, only two or three of them.

 

Poor (P), Fair (F)

Vinyl: The record is cracked, badly warped, and won't play through without skipping or repeating.

Vinyl: damaged cover

 

CD GRADING

MINT

CD: Perfect.  Never been played. No scratches

Cover: Insert,Inlay,Booklet,Sleeve,Digipak,Digibook in Perfect ConditionNo wear, marks, no other imperfections - possibly still sealed.

 

Near Mint (NM or M-)

CD: Near Perfect - It may have been played but no  signs of wear, no promo holes.

Cover:  Near Perfect - No  signs of wear

 

Very Good Plus (VG+)

CD: Has been played. A few minor scuffs/scratches.

Cover:  Insert/Inlay/Booklet/Sleeve/Digipak: Slight wear, marks, indentations, it may possibly have a cut-out hole (or similar).

 

Very Good (VG)

CD: Quite a few light scuffs/scratches, or several more-pronounced scratches. This has obviously been played, but not handled ascarefully as a VG+.

Cover:  Insert/Inlay/Booklet/Sleeve/Digipak: More wear, marks, indentations than a VG+. May have slight fading, a small tear/rip, or some writing.

 

Good (G), Good Plus (G+)

CD: There are a lot of scuffs/scratches. However it will still play through without problems. This has not been handled with much care at all.

Cover:  Insert/Inlay/Booklet/Sleeve/Digipak: Well worn, marked, more obvious indentations, fading, writing, than a VG - possibly a more significant tear/rip

 

Poor (P), Fair (F)

CD: Lot of scuffs/scratches The CD may or may not play some or all of the tracks.

Cover:  Insert/Inlay/Booklet/Sleeve/Digipak: Very worn. It may have obvious writing on it, it may be ripped/torn, or significantly faded, or water damaged.

 

Goldmine Record Grading system is the best grading system for vinyl records and CDs. We hope this list helped you.

 

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