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Mint State - What is a Mint State Coin?


Definition: A mint state coin is a coin that is in the pristine condition that it was in when it left the mint. A mint state coin will show no signs of circulation whatsoever, but it can have normal mint processing defects such as bag marks and other dings.
Mint state coins must never be touched by your bare fingers, because the oils in your skin can mar the surface of the coin.

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