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1880 S Morgan GTG - Well not really.

ElKevvoElKevvo Posts: 3,981 ✭✭✭✭✭

It has often been pointed out on any number of threads that it can be difficult to grade a coin from photos as the luster etc. does not always show through and marks can be minimized / maximized by the angle of the lighting. I was taking some pictures of some Morgan's I am going to sell on eBay and have this 1880 S with a super clean obverse field, few marks of any consequence.

Here is an obverse photo...no re-touching or anything, just angled slightly. Based on this photo the coin looks much much better than the assigned grade.

Here is a photo of the slab and the coin is more accurately represented here.

Overall a nice coin but not as clean as the first photo makes it look. I was really surprised when I was looking through the pics how clean the coin looked in the first photo!




  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ElKevvo ... Thanks for another great example of how different a coin can look in pictures due to angle, lighting etc. Good educational material for members. Cheers, RickO

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