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 Posted 10/23/2011  3:11 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add brokencompass to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a lot of difficulty differentiating between the 11 mint state grades.

I did try to look at PCGS photograde but I can't notice any differences between the grades. I guess there are a lof of details that can be observed only when we look at the coin in our own hands.

Is there any article or rule that people use to determine the differences between mint state grades?
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 Posted 10/23/2011  7:00 pm  Show Profile   Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A lot of MS grading falls into four main categories:

1) Contact Marks
2) Luster
3) Strike
4) Eye Appeal

Here's a link that might be helpful:

Mint state grading has more "opinion" in it than does circulated coin grading. (In my opinion!)
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