$20 Liberty Gold Coins MS 65
Grade DefinitionMS 65 is the contraction for the denotation "Mint State Grade 65" within the Sheldon grading system. Dr. Sheldon, a Psychologist as well as a numismatist, developed the scale more than 60 years ago to aid in the description of coin condition. Few coins as old and soft as a $20 Liberty gold coin attain the MS 65 designation, and a coin in this condition is not only rare, it is more valuable than it's lower graded counterparts.Specifics of the GradeA $20 Liberty gold coin in MS 65 started out from the U.S. Mint as a coin of high strike quality. Any minting or strike anomalies will require magnification to detect. A $20 Liberty of this grade will have a very fair amount of "Mint luster" or sheen which is very pleasing to the trained and untrained eye alike. Any marks or scratches will be minute and few. Even "Common date" $20 liberties in this grade will trade at a significant amount over the price of gold in the retail market.