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MS70 grade coins

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I actually think the 1-5% estimate is reasonable. But that means you'll have to go out and buy say 50 of these coins - and pay to have them all certified - to have a chance at an MS-70 grade.


Better to simply buy one in that grade.


Of course, I'm referring to special issues, such as the Panda coin in particular - the odds of any particular speciment of general issue U.S. coin grading MS-70 are very poor.



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You might consider spending a little time with the population reports at www.ngccoin.com (click the Census link at the top). If NGC has graded a sufficient number of the coin in which you're interested, you can get a general feel for the percentages. Obviously, your mileage may vary, and here I agree with the observation that submitting (for example) ten coins against a population where approximately 10% grade 70 doesn't in any way imply that at least one such example will be among the ten you submit.


It can be a frustrating game at times; at others it can exhilirate with a pleasant surprise. Good luck.




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