The scale upon which the United States coins are graded today is one that ranges from 0-70. This grading system is actually the one that has been in use by a number of the major coin grading services. This is a system that will see the coins graded as per their worth in an ascending manner where you will have the lowest of value coins graded as low and those that are as perfect, graded higher in the grading points indexes. 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. As a matter of fact, it is an opinion that has been there that coin grading has actually turned into a big business today. Let us take a look at what the things are that make a coin an MS-70 coin.
First and foremost, let us understand what MS actually stands for. This actually stands for Mint State. This is an uncirculated coin that has no traces of wear absolutely so. Some of the features that are to mark an MS coin are such as striking color, no blemishes, a good strike, and some other qualities that will make the coin a valuable one to the collectors. Looking at all these facts, it goes without say that those coins that you will have on your loose change qualifying as Mint State coins.
As is the opinion held by a majority of the collectors, the most beautiful and affordable dollar coins are 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.