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spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,437 ✭✭✭✭✭

Do you think I'm on a Morgan kick?

I think I got some interesting lookers lately. Some from here, some from my local pawn shop. I am hoping to send several in for grading to get a range of grades as reference points to learn from for future pickups.


  • DBSTrader2DBSTrader2 Posts: 3,416 ✭✭✭✭


  • FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,475 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 5, 2022 2:45PM

    I am also seeing several (most of the coins) that appear artificially toned.

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

    I’m with Tom. I’m seeing good money chasing bad ideas. 😉🙀🦫

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

  • spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,437 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I see what you mean on a couple of them. Several of them look not much different than those on the pcgs image viewer, so I'll be more judicious on the ones that are different and/or withhold those.

  • pmh1nicpmh1nic Posts: 3,109 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with TomB that if you're looking for coins to act as a standard for grading other coins you want to buy in the future you should start with coins that have already been graded. You also may want to stick with coins that are not toned since toning can hide things that impact the grade.

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  • vulcanizevulcanize Posts: 1,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I found it to be a really good learning curve after starting to collect the Morgans in the raw for the two part Dansco albums # 7178 & 7179.
    It was real fun piecing it together, but started to buy slabbed ones when I saw that the prices were only marginally more than raw ones at most times.
    But be forewarned that the lure to complete a slabbed set is huge with this series and thus ended up finishing it (have everything except the 1895 King of Morgans) in MS 64 and below with the lowest being an AG3 (1893 S).
    Am still in the process of rotating out a few of them for better grades but it has been a mighty slow process in the past year and a half, since prices have been ridiculous lately.
    The Danscos in the meanwhile remains an unfinished project, having most of the raw coins in them barring the key and semi-key dates. Doubt if that will ever get completed because I wouldn't dare buy those raw online by merely seeing pictures of them. o:)
    All the best with your venture. :)

  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 5, 2022 5:53PM

    Ah my friend.
    There’s lots and lots of books, websites and threads here giving the information you seek. Many have set off down the path of examples of grades.
    The old timers mentioned that a collector becomes a numismatist when they spend more on books than coins.
    Knowledge and cash are kings in this game. Knowledge can be gained without throwing cash away. The reverse may not be true.
    So many paths available and I hope you slowly become less willing to spend your cash and join the hunt for knowledge, which is here in abundance. 😉🙀🦫

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

  • spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,437 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jzyskowski1 you are right, the forums and members here have already been very helpful in my travails.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @spyglassdesign ... I agree with the concept of buying graded coins for a set, rather than raw and submitting them - especially when you are trying to learn how to grade. There would be a great deal of lost money building a grading set that way. Cheers, RickO

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,421 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 6, 2022 8:04AM

    For the Morgan enthusiast

    Experience the World through Numismatics...it's more than you can imagine.

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,421 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Experience the World through Numismatics...it's more than you can imagine.

  • spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,437 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinkat I assume that car is called a morgan? 🤔

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,421 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes and the Morgan Sportscars have a reasonable following throughout the World. I would like to own one

    Experience the World through Numismatics...it's more than you can imagine.

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