$10 Liberty Gold Coins MS 65
MS 65 is the contraction for the denotation "Mint State Grade 65" within the Sheldon coin grading system. A collector of U.S. Large Cents, Dr. William Herbert Sheldon invented this scale in 1949 to help better categorize these particular coins, but his work was later adapted to grade all U.S. coinage. Few coins are awarded the MS 65 designation, and an old coin in this condition is rare. It is also more valuable than it's counterpart coins in lower Mint State grades.
Specifics of the Grade
A $10 Liberty gold coin in MS 65 began life at the U.S. Mint as a coin of high strike quality. It should be noted that not all coins are created in the same level quality. Any errors or strike anomalies will require low power magnification to be seen. A $10 Liberty in MS 65 will exhibit a very fair amount of brilliance or "Mint luster". Scuffs or scratches will be small and few. The details of the coronet wearing "Lady Liberty" on the front of the coin, or the shielded eagle design on the reverse of the coin, will be sharp and free of all but the lightest of wear or defect.