Common Date US Gold
Common Date also known as "generics", these U.S. gold coins exist
in sufficient quantities for both the mint date and quality, that they are traded
as like-kind units instead of as a specific coin. The prices of these coins are
determined more by the contents of their precious metals and the values rises and
falls with the price of spot gold. Common date U.S. gold coins include: $20 Saint-Gaudens
and Liberty, $10 Indian and Liberty, $5 Indian and Liberty, $3, $2.5 Indian and
Liberty, and $1 Types I, II, and III.
Slab coins that have been certified as to authenticity and quality
by an independent grading service. These coins may be sealed in a plastic container
called a slab. The condition of the coin is graded using the Sheldon numerical scale.
Common date coins contain those uncirculated coins (MS) with values from 61 to 66.
Raw coins that are loose and have not been certified by an independent
grading service. The condition of Raw coins are graded using the scale: VF (Very
Fine), XF (Extra Fine), AU (About Uncirculated), CU (Choice Uncirculated), and BU