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1887 toned morgans real?, rank?

PppPpp Posts: 443 ✭✭✭✭

Thank you for the input regarding my 1880s toned morgans.

Below are three 1887 toned morgans. In you opinion are they real and if yes how would they rank based on appeal.

Also, any idea how to value such a subjective quality as toning?


  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ve seen that kind of toning before. I’d say market acceptable on all three. All of them have negative eye appeal to me but I’d go in this order: CAB with C ahead by quite a bit. The splotchiness doesn’t do it for me. Nor fingerprints. The luster appears to be very dull, too, if the pictures are accurate.

  • PppPpp Posts: 443 ✭✭✭✭

    Very good point. I tried to take pictures to avoid glare.
    Following are a couple of pictures that show the color and minimal luster IMO.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would agree with @TurtleCat .... C would be my choice out of the three.... Not saying I would buy it, I do not like tarnish. C is the more acceptable visually. Cheers, RickO

  • All naturally toned, would say that these aren't as nice as the 80S's and that you probably aren't going to get more than than a $10-15 premium on any of them for the tone. Still nice coins though!

  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,331 ✭✭✭✭✭

    C, A, B this time around and agreed with gradeacoins that these are weaker than the 80-s grouping. I'd guess a small premium over untoned unless something crazy happens in an auction.

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