Old Pueblo Coin – Tucson, AZ

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QOTD – Highest Possible Grade

QOTD – Question of the day. Real Questions asked by customers.

“What is the highest grade possible on a coin”.

Coins can be graded verbally (Good, Very Fine et al) or by number (4, 20 et al). Based on the number grades the highest possible grade is “70”.  The verbal grade would be ”perfect”. On modern coins you will find coins graded Mint State or Proof 70. On older coins, like the Morgan silver dollar it is unusual to see coins graded higher than MS66.  It can be fun trying to find ‘perfect’ coins. Many collectors put together a Type Set. In a type set the goal is to get one example of each type of coin. For example, one Morgan dollar, one Peace dollar, one Eisenhower dollar. Most collectors will try to find the most common date coins in the highest grade possible. Others have preferred to put together a set with the rarest possible coins. For Example, 1893 -S Morgan $1, 1928 Peace $1. Some unconventional, and possibly disturbed collectors will try to find the lowest possible grade coins they can find!

Whatever grade coin you are looking for, and for more information on coin collecting give us a call 520-881-7200 or stop by our central Tucson location at 4255 E Speedway (85712).

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