Vatican, Medal, PIO XII
Religions & beliefs - 2009 - MS(63) - Copper Plated Silver
- Denomination: Medal
- Year: 2009
- Country: Vatican
- Composition: Copper Plated Silver
- Medal theme: Religions & beliefs
- Diameter: 70
- Token Title: PIO XII
- Packaging: in a capsule
An “MS(63)” quality
As in numismatics it is important that the state of conservation of an item be carefully evaluated before it is offered to a discerning collector with a keen eye.
This initially obscure acronym comprising two words describing the state of conservation is explained clearly here:
This means – more prosaically – that it is very unlikely that the coin has circulated, even among few and careful hands. Traces of any manipulations are practically imperceptible and no patina or other form of oxidation has altered the object’s brilliance.