How Are Coins Graded?

Whether you are a coin collector or have recently inherited someone else’s coin collection, it is important to educate yourself on how coins are graded. Experts grade coins to determine how much they are worth in the current market.

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Grading is based on the condition the coin is in, how well the coin was originally produced, and how the coin’s metal has stood up over time. Coins are graded based on the Sheldon Scale, a 70-point system that ranges from P-1 (poor) to MS-70 (mint state perfect). The grading system is also based on which category a coin falls under: circulated coins, about uncirculated (AU) coins, and uncirculated coins.

The coin grading system can be confusing, which is why you should trust Coins of the Realm to tell you how much your coins are worth. Our experts will provide you with a thorough evaluation and appraisal so you get the best price for your coins. Call our Gaithersburg coin dealers at (301) 637-6220 today!

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