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What is Coin Grading?

12/13/10 9:39 AM

When it comes to purchasing a product, one of the most important factors in evaluating fair price is a sure sense of a product's condition. When buying a used car, for example, it is smart to have a trusted mechanic first check under the hood. You want to establish a proven set of criteria to be sure you are making a good investment. The same is true with coins.

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The table below shows each of the point scores on the modern Point Grading Scale along with their corresponding descriptive categories and abbreviations, and is followed by a list of detailed category explanations and defining characteristics.

 Note: The Difference between Mint State and Proof Grades

The term “Mint State” is a grader’s designation for a regular Business Strike coin that has never been circulated: e.g. one in the same approximate condition as when it was first produced. A Mint State (MS) coin is graded between 60 (with marks) and 70 (flawless/gem-like)—the highest grade a Business Strike coin can achieve. 

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What is Coin Grading?

11/1/10 7:53 AM

When it comes to purchasing a product, one of the most important factors in evaluating fair price is a sure sense of a product’s condition. When buying a used car, for example, it is smart to have a trusted mechanic first check under the hood. You want to establish a proven set of criteria to be sure you are making a good investment. The same is true with coins.

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