Coin Grading
We stand behind every coin we sell. Your satisfaction is our highest priority and our passion
is to deliver outstanding coins every time. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your
purchase, contact me and we will make it right. We offer 5 days, no questions asked return
policy with coins.Uncirculated coins can range in grade from MS60 to MS70 and proof coins
from PR60 to PR70. MS60 would be a coin that although considerably scratched, has never
been in circulation.

An MS70 coin is one that is absolute perfection with no marks, scratches or other
distractions. An uncirculated coin (also called Choice BU) falls in the MS63/MS64 range.

Coins above an MS66 are considered rare and worth considerably more than the average
coin. We grade according to the nationally accepted and recognized ANA standards.
Following is their definition of each grade in uncirculated coins.

A similar definition applies to proof coins. What is Grading?  Grading is a way of determining
the condition of a given coin. It is devised in a grading scale of 1-70, with 1 being a barely
identifiable piece and MS70 being a flawless specimen. Adjectives used to describe a coin
grade often relate to a number on this scale of 1-70. Naturally, a seller has a tendency to use
additional superlatives to describe his/her wares.

MS 70 The perfect coin. Has very attractive sharp strike and original luster of the highest
quality for the date and mint. No contact marks are visible under magnification. There are
absolutely no hairlines, scuff marks or defects. Attractive and outstanding eye appeal. Copper
coins must be bright with full original color and luster.

MS69    Must have very attractive sharp strike and full original luster for the date and mint, with
no more than two small non-detracting contact marks or flaws. No hairlines or scuff marks
can be seen. Has exceptional eye appeal. Copper coins must be bright with full original color
and luster.

MS-68.    Attractive sharp strike and full original luster for the date and mint, with no more than
four light scattered contact marks or flaws. No hairlines or scuff marks show. Exceptional eye
appeal. Copper coins must have original color.

MS-67.  Has full original luster and sharp strike for date and mint. May have three or four very
small contact marks and one more noticeable but not detracting mark. On comparable coins,
one or two small single hairlines may show under magnification, or one or two partially
hidden scuff marks or flaws may be present. Eye appeal is exceptional. Copper coins have
lustrous original color.

MS-66.  Must have above average quality of strike and full original mint luster, with no more
than two or three minor but noticeable contact marks. A few very light hairlines may show
under magnification, or there may be one or two light scuff marks showing of frosted surfaces
or in the field. The eye appeal must be above average and very pleasing for the date and mint.
Copper coins display full original or lightly toned color as designated.

MS-65.  Shows an attractive high quality of luster and strike for the date and mint. A few small
scattered contact marks, or two larger marks may be present, and one or two small patches
of hairlines may show under magnification. Noticeable light scuff marks may show on the
high points of the design. Overall quality is above average and overall eye appeal is very
pleasing. Copper coins have full luster with original or darkened color as designated.

MS-64.  Has at least average luster and strike for the type. Several small contact marks in
groups, as well as one or two moderately heavy marks may be present. One or two small
patches of hairlines may show under magnification. Noticeable light scuff marks or defects
might be seen within the design or in the field. Attractive overall quality with a pleasing eye
appeal. Copper coins may be slightly dull. Color should be designated.

MS-63.  Mint luster may be slightly impaired. Numerous small contact marks, and a few
scattered heavy marks may be seen. Small hairlines are visible without magnification.
Several detracting scuff marks or defects may be present throughout the design or in the
fields. The general quality is about average, but overall the coin is rather attractive. Copper
pieces may be darkened or dull. Color should be designated.

MS-62.   An impaired or dull luster may be evident. Clusters of small marks may be present
throughout with a few large marks or nicks in prime focal areas. Hairlines may be very
noticeable. Large unattractive scuff marks might be seen on major features. The strike, rim
and planchet quality may be noticeably below average. Overall eye appeal is generally
acceptable. Copper coins will show a diminished color and tone.

MS-61.  Mint luster may be diminished or noticeably impaired, and the surface has clusters of
large and small contact marks throughout. Hairlines could be very noticeable. Scuff marks
may show as unattractive patches on large areas or major features. Small rim nicks, striking
or planchet defects may show, and the quality may be noticeably poor. Eye appeal is
somewhat unattractive. Copper pieces will be generally dull dark and possibly spotted.

MS-60.  Unattractive, dull or washed out mint luster may mark this coin. There may be many
large detracting contact marks, or damage spots, but absolutely no trace of wear. There could
be a heavy concentration of hairlines, or unattractive large areas of scuff marks. Rim nicks
may be present, and eye appeal is very poor. Copper coins may be dark, dull and spotted.