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NGC Grading is a system used to score and certificate the quality of bullion coins. NGC is one of the largest and most respected grading companies. Graded coins are prized for the accuracy, consistency and integrity of certification.

The NGC use the Sheldon grading system which runs from 1-70, with 70 being the best score possible.

The most common strike types to receive NGC certification are MS; which is Mint State, meaning the coin is struck in the same way as a circulation issue. This applies to coins graded 60 and above.

The other format you are likely to see, is PF, which means the coin is struck to Proof quality. These coins are also graded 60 and above. Here’s a full list of the quality assured by a MS or PF graded coin:

Grade Description
MS or PF
​70
This is the best possible grading and means that the coin doesn't have any post production imperfections (at 5x magnification).
MS or PF
​69
A coin that is fully struck, with only the smallest of imperfections.
MS or PF
​68
A coin that is stuck sharply, with only a few imperfections.
MS or PF
67
A coin that is struck well, that has minimal marks or hairlines.
MS or PF
66
A coin that is well struck with a small amount of hairlines or marks.
MS or PF
​65
A coin that is well struck with a general amount of hairlines or marks.
MS or PF
​64
A coin that has an average or above strike quality, with marks, hairlines or other imperfections that are obvious.
MS or PF
​63
A weak to average coin strike, with some abrasions or hairlines of various sizes.
MS or PF
​62
A weak to average coin strike with no trace of wear, but with more abrasions or hairlines of various sizes compared to a MS or PF 63 graded coin.
MS or PF
​61
A weak to average coin strike with no trace of wear, but with multiple or large abrasions or hairlines of various sizes compared to a MS or PF 62 graded coin.
MS or PF
60
A weak to average coin strike with no trace of wear, but with many or large abrasions or hairlines of various sizes compared to a MS or PF 61 graded coin.

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