Coin, VATICAN CITY, John Paul II
100 Lire - 1979 - Roma - MS(65-70) - Stainless
- Country: VATICAN CITY
- Denomination: 100 Lire
- Year: 1979
- Mint name: Roma
- Composition: Stainless Steel
- Diameter: 27.75
- Mintage: 399000
- Ruler Name: John Paul II
- KM: 146
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.