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What Does PL in MS66 PL stand for? Thanks!

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I am looking at coins and seeing a lot of PL designations. What does it stand for? confused-smiley-013.gif Does anyone know where the terms or a dictionary of these symbol types are identified on NGC's site? I don't see PL in their glossary and the grading service is NGC that is using this designation.


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pl means prooflike


private message me for anything you do not understand on any slabs or any coin questions i have been playing this game for close to 40 years and i would be happy to answer anything usa coin realted for you


in general coins off fresh polished dies depending on thew series of coins sometimes come prooflike


ngc has started to designate regular business strike coins as pl within the last year or so





for series like morgan dollars that are usually seen with much more frequency as pl or dmpl dpl deep mirror prooflike and collected as such with a huge following they have been designating these designations lots longer than other business strike coins

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PL stands for prooflike. So.........what is prooflike?

PL Proof Like. Business strike, with mirrored planchet.

What is a mirrored planchet?


Perhaps a better definition of PL is in order here? Anyone?



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well pl for me is simple prooflike


like a proof ..........


but still not a proof


so for me i see a business strike


and so


a business strike that has reflective surfaces is to me what pl prooflike means


but not a deeply mirrored proof coin made especially as a proof


pl like a proof but still not a proof as it has qualities like a proof ie. the mirror surfaces but that is as far as it goes


usually most understand it this way just by studying/ looking at coins in general



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