The United States coins are today graded on a scale of 0-70. By far and large, this is the coin grading system that has been quite in use by a majority of the coin grading services in the United States today and in the recent past. A coin that is graded 0 is one that has lost its worth and one that is higher on the grading points means it is perfect. If you are an investor in the US coins, it is important for you to take note of the grade of the coins that you will be buying and as well the company that graded the coins as it is on these two factors that the value of the coin will be based. In a general sense, the higher the grade of the coin, the higher the value just as we have seen above and this is even more so considering the grading company that actually graded the coins. As such you need to ensure that the coins are graded by the two major grading services in the United States. It is in fact a feeling that grading coins has actually become a big time business today. Let us take a look at what the things are that make a coin an MS-70 coin.
The first thing that you will need to understand is what the MS abbreviation stands for. It is an abbreviation that actually stands for Mint State. This is an uncirculated coin that has no traces of wear absolutely so. There are quite a number of the features that will make the coins of MS status and these include a good strike, good color and no blemish on them to mention but of the qualities that will make the coins of value to the collectors and the connoisseur. These as such point to the fact that it will not be quite possible for you to have those coins in your loose change qualify as MS coins.
Many coins collectors and connoisseurs have the feeling that some of the most beautiful and affordable dollar coin is the American Silver Eagle. This American Silver Eagle dollar coin was actually first designed in 1986 and it has its obverse design taken of the half dollar sign designed by Adolph Weinman, and actually contains a troy ounce of 99.9% silver. The other side of the American Silver Eagle coin will have the inscriptions of the phrase, IN GOD WE TRUST, the word LIBERTY and as well an inscription of the year in which the coin was minted. Between the years of 1986 and 2005, only the bullion or the proof Silver Eagles were minted.