Pristine. A numismatic piece in unblemished condition, original in every way and without any imperfections – no nicks, mishandling or cleaning. While equal in condition to mint state, it is not as popular for describing coins as it is for medals.
excerpted with permission from
For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON
Roger W. Burdette, Editor