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REVEALED Merry Christmas! - 1883 GSA CC Morgan, GTG

davidkdavidk Posts: 274 ✭✭✭
edited December 24, 2021 6:59PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I don't like these photos, but I love this coin.

I missed out on the 80s GSA auctions (remember the rejection letter), huge 'bucket list' purchase for me...common date with the best eye appeal I could find. I cared very little about future numismatic value, but just wanted a fine example regardless of rarity.

Comstock Lode!!!

GTG. My apologies for the reflections.


  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,349 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not milk spotted. Nice MS63+

    bob :)

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  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There’s something about it ,PL fields, it has some issues with the cheek , but it really is appealing to me. GSA bonus. ( really want one too but I will wait). I would have jumped on this one. Morgan’s are really magical, the more I study. I’m going with ms. 62 I don’t see any wear. 😉

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  • davidkdavidk Posts: 274 ✭✭✭

    @AUandAG said:
    Not milk spotted. Nice MS63+

    bob :)

    It's so milk spotted I can't stand it ;)

    I literally remember sending my check in for the GSA deal in the early 80's, and getting an apology letter from President Reagan (still have) about how the GSA was out of stock. I was so poor that this was a gut punch lol.

    Never thought I'd own a certified example. Just love the Comstock lode history, and the holy grail CC Morgan. Case closed for me.

  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    David. Please let us know the grade it’s how we learn. Thanks JZ😉

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  • davidkdavidk Posts: 274 ✭✭✭

    @Jzyskowski1 said:
    David. Please let us know the grade it’s how we learn. Thanks JZ😉

    I will.

  • davidkdavidk Posts: 274 ✭✭✭
    edited December 16, 2021 10:04PM

    Much better pics from the seller...and don't tell me that cheek is bad ;)

    My crummy phone shots DO show one aspect not in the original seller photos...and reflected in the grade.

  • DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,078 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Sweet coin.

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  • davidkdavidk Posts: 274 ✭✭✭

    @DelawareDoons said:

    Sweet coin.

    I appreciate that, but she's not giving up her secrets for little while :)

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,001 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "It's so milk spotted I can't stand it" ;)

    Sounds like the perfect coin for a giveaway. ;):p

  • KoveKove Posts: 2,022 ✭✭✭✭


    Based off your photos I would say 64PL
    Based off the seller's photos I'd say 65, no PL.

    I'll go with 65.

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,846 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MS65. Nice coin. B)

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  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,746 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 17, 2021 4:14AM

    @AUandAG said:
    Not milk spotted. Nice MS63+

    bob :)

    it is: Mllkspotted

    what ever that is.


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  • MgarmyMgarmy Posts: 2,296 ✭✭✭✭✭


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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @davidk...Nice CC Morgan.... looks like a 65... I have several. I would not call that coin milk spotted...Could be the pictures, but not like any milk spotted coins I have seen. Plus, I do not think coins of that era ever had milk spots.
    Cheers, RickO

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,172 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll guess 64

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  • sumduncesumdunce Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭✭

    MS 65 VAM 5D

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,203 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1. Nice one!
  • davidkdavidk Posts: 274 ✭✭✭

    @sumdunce said:
    MS 65 VAM 5D

    That VAM 5D is very interesting as I've never researched VAM varieties. Thank you.

  • Project NumismaticsProject Numismatics Posts: 1,159 ✭✭✭✭✭

    64 - love it and glad you are enjoying it.

  • marcmoishmarcmoish Posts: 5,952 ✭✭✭✭✭

    65, and I love it.

  • relicsncoinsrelicsncoins Posts: 7,751 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a solid 64 to me. PL? Maybe.

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  • ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 7,375 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Got 12 of them in the GSA Auctions. Most 83 CCs and 84 CCs. That one's an MS 62 or maybe MS 63 on a good day. Had one come back in 4, 2 of them in 5, one of them in 6. All looked cleaner than this coin.

    Not dumping on the coin, just commenting re the grading. Reverse on these coins always looks better than the obverse. Disclosure: it is possible grading standards have changed since I had mine graded.

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  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,435 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Somewhere between 65+ and 66 so I'll round up, 66.

  • davidkdavidk Posts: 274 ✭✭✭
    edited December 24, 2021 7:38PM

    MS-64+ PL

    Lots of great guesses here.

  • KyleKyle Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin!

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  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,480 ✭✭✭✭✭

    wow... very nice! I was going to say MS64, and on the fence for PL... score!

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  • steelieleesteelielee Posts: 1,141 ✭✭✭

    WAG at 64...nice die breaks...nice CC


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  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,085 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice on the grade and I do like the coin however the marks on face absolutely rule out a 65 and have seen some nicer 64s. Even though it is only a photo, the PL character is a bit less than might be hoped.

    This first photo shows 12” reflectivity - see the finger at 7 o,clock

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