Does PCGS give out MS60 grades anymore?

ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,416 ✭✭✭

I can't remember ever seeing an MS60 grade on a newer PCGS slab. Is it still a viable grade?


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  • They sure do, seen a freshly graded cc $20 come back ms60 recently

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  • jwittenjwitten Posts: 1,283 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Got this back a month or so ago

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 1,725 ✭✭✭

    Can't remember the last time I saw one, if you look at the ANA definition, a lot of coins would qualify. I would like to see lightly cleaned Unc.s given the grade. NGC may be a little more likely to give that #. Maybe this is due to the cac influence.

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 22,976 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MS-60 has long been a rarely assigned grade. I have only a couple of pieces that have received it including an 1839-D Quarter Eagle.

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  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 6,251 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Used to be a NGC MS62, crossed to PCGS MS60;

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  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭✭

    It is usually given to sliders and coins that just miss a details grade.

  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 5,637 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would guess that in many series coins that stand a chance of getting a 60 simply aren't worth submitting. Trashy, gouged up BU coins ain't got nothin on a nice 58. That might be responsible for some of the scarcity of the grade.

  • roadrunnerroadrunner Posts: 27,476 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You can get MS60's if you want. Take some MS61/62 beat up Morgans from original rolls and lot them jostle around with each other. Resubmit. Lather-rinse-repeat. Eventually, you will put enough marks on those fresh BU coins to get MS60 grades. Good luck.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 50,411 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I recall seeing MS60 grades at coin shows in the PNW.....recently though, here on the forum, not many. I guess the grade does not warrant posting... ;) Cheers, RickO

  • OriginalDanOriginalDan Posts: 2,554 ✭✭✭
    edited August 13, 2017 3:20PM

    This one went from an NGC 61 to PCGS 60 latest gen secure holder:

    The reverse is more like a 62 but the obverse is scuffy with a few marks that stand out and obverse dominates grade. I had bet on it crossing to either 58 or 61 and hadn't even considered the 60 grade. In hindsight it makes sense, although I think 61 would also have been fair and I've seen worse 61's in PCGS holders.

  • There are quite a few Type Two twenties and CC doubles eagles of both types in MS60 holders

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  • OverdateOverdate Posts: 5,737 ✭✭✭

    There appear to be several dozen for sale on eBay.

  • ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,416 ✭✭✭

    @Overdate said:
    There appear to be several dozen for sale on eBay.

    Yep, you're right. Although quite a few of these appear to be OGH or rattlers, there are more than I expected in modern holders.


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  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 128 ✭✭✭

    @OriginalDan said:
    This one went from an NGC 61 to PCGS 60 latest gen secure holder:



    The reverse is more like a 62 but the obverse is scuffy with a few marks that stand out and obverse dominates grade. I had bet on it crossing to either 58 or 61 and hadn't even considered the 60 grade. In hindsight it makes sense, although I think 61 would also have been fair and I've seen worse 61's in PCGS holders.

    That is a great coin, I have seen it in hand.

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