Latvia, Medal, 20 C
Essai-Trial - 2003 - MS(65-70) - Copper-Nickel Gilt
- Country: Latvia
- Denomination: Medal
- Year: 2003
- Composition: Copper-Nickel Gilt
- Diameter: 30
An “MS(65-70)” 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 the coin is brand new and free from defects, thus in the state it left the mint. It has probably never been in circulation or seen the bottom of a pocket up close. The term “fleur de coin” is also used internationally to refer to the first coins struck with a new die. By extension, this term thus also now describes “perfect” coins not displaying any defects and retaining their full original luster.