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Any signs of problems on this common Morgan?

moursundmoursund Posts: 1,285 ✭✭✭✭

This is an inexpensive coin, but pretend that it wasn't... :smile:
Looks nice to me... do you experts see any signs of cleaning, bogosity, or other problems?
Thanks!

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  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 1,388 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a whizzed coin from those pics.

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  • Either xf/light clean or au original. Either way, it still has good luster.

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  • moursundmoursund Posts: 1,285 ✭✭✭✭

    @gumby1234 and @MFeld , is the suspicion of cleaning/whizzing just from general experience, or do you see specific tell-tale hairlines, washed-outness, or some such?

    Thanks!
    am

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  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 1,388 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @moursund The halo effect around many of the details. The absence of bag marks especially on the cheek. The wear pattern is quirky also.

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  • HalfDimeDudeHalfDimeDude Posts: 1,124 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I see a problem coin, cleaned or messed with, yeah some luster but its not across the entire surface. And as mentioned the halo effect. Pass

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  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 8,579 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m more inclined to agree with the whizzed crowd, but a harsh cleaning is also possible. I’d split the baby and just call it altered surfaces.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 5,565 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Something is definitely going on with the surfaces... my first thought was cleaned

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  • moursundmoursund Posts: 1,285 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 13, 2021 4:23PM

    Thanks, all!

    So, these halos suggest dubious treatment?

    I'll give this one (and any similar) the go-by!

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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 6,283 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @moursund said:
    Thanks, all!

    So, these halos suggest dubious treatment?

    I'll give this one (and any similar) the go-by!

    No, the halos don’t necessarily indicate that something was done to the coin. But the sheen doesn’t look natural.

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  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 28,900 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Too blurry to make out any light hairlines

    Are you taking pictures of this?

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  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,019 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks to me like it's been cleaned, too.

  • jdimmickjdimmick Posts: 9,131 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree cleaned

  • moursundmoursund Posts: 1,285 ✭✭✭✭

    @MsMorrisine said:
    Too blurry to make out any light hairlines

    Are you taking pictures of this?

    No, these are eBay pictures

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  • anablepanablep Posts: 4,703 ✭✭✭

    Personally, I'd steer clear of an un-slabbed coin from eBay, especially if the pictures are poor quality.

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  • moursundmoursund Posts: 1,285 ✭✭✭✭

    @anablep said:
    Personally, I'd steer clear of an un-slabbed coin from eBay, especially if the pictures are poor quality.

    I'll check with the local dealers again, but there are still a few holes for common Morgan's in my album, and I may buy some circulated few from ebay. These tend to be 40 to $50 coins, not likely slabbed, and the 'honestly worn and grey, coins, with good pictures, do look like the best bet.

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  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 1,388 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @moursund there are also many reputable dealers online. I would rather check them than buy on eBay

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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 30,336 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The coin lacks mint luster, which easy enough to capture in a photograph. What you lose is some of the design details because of the overexposed and duller areas. This is not a nice coin.

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  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 6,338 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The left half of the obverse, including the cheek area, look extensively "wiped".

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 20,797 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gumby1234 said:
    @moursund there are also many reputable dealers online. I would rather check them than buy on eBay

    There are also numerous reputable dealers in ebay, including many forum members.

  • rickoricko Posts: 85,394 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would pass on that coin.... cleaned, unattractive finish with total lack of luster. Cheers, RickO

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 3,437 ✭✭✭✭✭

    See if you can fill some of those album holes by using Buy, Sell, & Trade - U.S. Coins forum.
    There are many reputable dealers here.
    Good luck.
    Wayne

  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 863 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Impaired luster/cleaned for sure.

  • moursundmoursund Posts: 1,285 ✭✭✭✭

    @WAYNEAS said:
    See if you can fill some of those album holes by using Buy, Sell, & Trade - U.S. Coins forum.
    There are many reputable dealers here.
    Good luck.
    Wayne

    good idea

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  • AMRCAMRC Posts: 4,178 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That coin is processed beyond acceptable levels.

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