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Old 05-30-2014, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Brilliant uncirculated

Newbie question for the experts: Is brilliant uncirculated better than MS 70? (or equivalent to ms 70?)

If it is not better than MS 70---what equivalent is it compared?

I've been thinking about buying some older graded coins and was wondering about the difference between the two.

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Old 05-30-2014, 03:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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MS70 is the best grade out there.

I believe MS60 is the minimum for "uncirculated" and MS63 is the minimum for "brilliant uncirculated".
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thanks for the reply..

why do the grading companies even use the terms "brilliant uncirculated" and "uncirculated?" why not just give the coin it's numerical grade?
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Buy a redbook for 2014. You wont find many coins graded over MS 67 for older coins. The newer Eagles and Commeratives in MS 70 are a dime a dozen. Ms 63 sometimes people will call choice also. The rule of thumb is buy the coin not the holder.

http://coins.about.com/od/coinvalues/fr/redbook.htm
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right. I've already noticed that. Some higher graded coins look like they should have a lower grade and vice versa.......

Just like card and comic grading!
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Buy a redbook for 2014. You wont find many coins graded over MS 67 for older coins. The newer Eagles and Commeratives in MS 70 are a dime a dozen. Ms 63 sometimes people will call choice also. The rule of thumb is buy the coin not the holder.

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Good man here, this is all honest and true advice.

BU is just a way to describe an Uncirculated card without getting into a particular trait like "Proof Like" or "Deep Cameo", or getting into a specific grade, etc. Of course, Uncirculated coins can still be ugly thanks to bag marks or abrasions from other coins hitting them and they still would have never been circulated. This is especially true with Morgan Dollars.
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