$5 Liberty Gold Coins MS 64
MS 64 is the contraction for the denotation "Mint State Grade 64". Dr. William H. Sheldon invented this scale in 1949 to be applied to U.S. Large Cents, but his work was adapted to grade all U.S. coinage and is used today by PCGS and NGC, and ITM Trading only deals in Mint State coins if they are graded by one of these two companies.
Specifics of the Grade
A $5 Liberty gold coin in MS 64 will be in a condition that is enjoyable to the trained or untrained eye alike. Any scratches or scuffs to the prominent artwork will be small, and larger imperfections will be seen in an area coin void of artwork. Any defects created the minting process itself, will probably not be visible to the eye, but will require magnification and a trained eye to see. If a $5 Liberty is given a grade of MS 64, it will carry a sizable portion of it's market value due to it's excellent condition, though of course the overall value of the coin will also be determined by the value of the gold contained in the coin.