1878-CC Morgan Dollar Possible Under Grade?
I'm looking for some guidance and advice on a 1878-CC Morgan Dollar I purchased some time ago. The coin itself is, in my opinion, very nice. It was graded previous to my owning it at a Mint State 65 by PCGS with Gold Shield Service and TruView with NFC.
I also own a PCGS MS66 in 1878-CC and I believe my MS65 to be the nicer of the two coins. I know that occasionally, coins may be over graded and under graded. My question is, based off of the photos I will upload, does the coin appear reasonably under-graded? If so, what is the most successful method in having the coin upgraded to the MS66 I would like to see it in?
- I've compared this coin to a significant number of 1878-CC MS65 in PCGS holders
- I've submitted the coin for review by professional dealers 16 times and all agree, without leading them, that they believe the coin is under-graded.
- I've compared this coin to a vast number of 1878-CC MS65 in NGC holders.
- I've compared this coin side by side with my own MS66 as well as side by side with dealers with mine and their MS66's when they have had one.
Ultimately, the value of the coin is set by the grade the third party grade lists on it. I also realize as the owner of the coin, I may both over value and over grade the coin in my opinions. I have attempted to be critical, but continually come to the same conclusion that the coin belongs in a MS66 holder. What do you experienced collectors and dealers believe based on my photos under different lights and angles?
If the coin is under graded, what is the most successful method in obtaining the higher grade with PCGS? Any guidance would be helpful and appreciated.