A numerical grade indicating the degree of perfection of the condition of a coin which is classified as uncirculated, ranging from 70 for a coin in perfect condition to 60 for a coin which is uncirculated but may have a weak strike, or numerous small scratches from being handled in mint bags; usually used as the abbreviation MS; as, an MS-67 Morgan Dollar.
A previously uncirculated bullion coin in 'perfect' condition.
The condition of a coin when it left the Mint and its overall survival condition. Modern mint state grades range from MS60, which could have several bag marks and some mint luster to MS 70 which is considered near perfect.
A coin or other numismatic piece which exhibits it's original state of preservation - in grading terms the equivalent is Uncirculated.
In the same condition as when delivered from the mint (natural toning excepted); uncirculated
describes a coin in uncirculated condition.
A level of preservation signifying the same basic condition as when originally delivered from the mint (uncirculated).
An uncirculated coin in the same condition as when it was originally minted showing no signs of wear.
Term corresponding to the numerical grades MS-60 through MS-70, used to denote a business strike coin that never has been in circulation, MS-70 flawless.
a coin without any signs of wear that has never been in circulation (identical to brilliant uncirculated or uncirculated)
Same as Uncirculated. A coin free of any trace of wear.
Describes a coin in un-circulated condition.
Describes a coin which has never been circulated. Thus, the coin has no wear. A mint state coin may still be weakly struck, and therefore lack the detail of even a lower grade coin. All mint state coins have some imperfections if you study them hard enough. The term "mint state" may also correctly be applied to coins that were struck as proofs.
describes an unworn coin and means the same as Uncirculated
grading term: a coin which is uncirculated.
Uncirculated. Coins showing no trace of wear. Coins graded MS 60-70.
The term Mint State (MS) can be interchanged with Uncirculated (UNC) to describe "new" coins showing no trace of wear.
Perfect pristine condition as struck and released by the mint.
As struck; uncirculated.
uncirculated - refers to a coin which has never seen circulation.