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PppPpp Posts: 462 ✭✭✭✭

I have two 1879s ms64 Morgan dollars a pcgs and a ngc,
I am torn since I don’t need two, therefore if these coins were yours which one would you keep and which one would you get rid of and why?

Thank you in advance for your comments.

I apologize for my pictures.

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    vplite99vplite99 Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would go with the PCGS, based on the data provided.

    Vplite99
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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,686 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Granted I’m looking on a phone, they both look very similar in appearance, so I would go on the aesthetics and liquidity of the PCGS holder.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,686 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Normally ANACS is my least favorite, but I have an 1879-S, also in a 64, but it has great eye appeal, so always look at the coin first and foremost.

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    CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,919 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd take the PCGS as the splotch on the point of the neck on the NGC coin I find distracting. Also the two lines between her nose and star 6 on the NGC coin kinda look like a bit of snot she sneezed out. Plus the OGH is more desirable than a that NGC slab if you were to resell one day.

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    erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    NGC coin looks better IMO

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    U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,603 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Another vote for the NGC based on the coin appearing to look better (PCGS example seems to have staining/haziness on the obverse).

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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Putting plastic brand loyalty aside and treating each coin based on its own merit-I like the PCGS coin better.

    “I may not believe in myself but I believe in what I’m doing” ~Jimmy Page~

    My Full Walker Registry Set (1916-1947)

    https://www.ngccoin.com/registry/competitive-sets/16292/

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,044 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerfan said:
    Putting plastic brand loyalty aside and treating each coin based on its own merit-I like the PCGS coin better.

    If you’re putting the plastic aside, your preference for the PCGS coin really surprises me. What about it do you like better? And how do you get past the obverse staining/splotchiness?

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The NGC coin appears to be more mark free and certainly more attractive than the PCGS coin. Pretty easy decision for me.

    Young Numismatist, Coin Photographer.

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    jedmjedm Posts: 2,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Keep the NGC and sell the other one. Eye appeal is the deciding factor for me.

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    vulcanizevulcanize Posts: 1,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:
    I would sell both and upgrade into one.

    ^^This.

    :wink:

    And I concur with most in here that say the coin in the NGC slab looks better.

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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,697 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the NGC; but, if you can, I'd consider upgrading to a higher grade with a sticker.

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    GRANDAMGRANDAM Posts: 8,370 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sell both coins and use the cash to upgrade. You should be able to buy an MS65 if you sell both MS64 coins.

    GrandAm :)
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    PppPpp Posts: 462 ✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for the comments.
    I must be getting old I didn’t even think about selling both and then getting a ms65 or higher. I like this idea.🙂

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would keep the NGC coin since the aesthetics appear to be better. A lot more chatter on Liberty in the PCGS coin. Cheers, RickO

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    coastaljerseyguycoastaljerseyguy Posts: 1,245 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Two nice old holders, but neither appears to be an 'A or even B' coin for MS64. Agree sell both, should be easy in the old holders, and get a better coin 64CAC or a high end 65 with booming luster.

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    Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Would be the PCGS for me, the NGC holders don’t fit in my PCGS plastic containers!! :wink:

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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    @Walkerfan said:
    Putting plastic brand loyalty aside and treating each coin based on its own merit-I like the PCGS coin better.

    If you’re putting the plastic aside, your preference for the PCGS coin really surprises me. What about it do you like better? And how do you get past the obverse staining/splotchiness?

    The NGC coin seems like it has a long streak or scratch from the center of the cheek down through the neck. That distracts me more.

    “I may not believe in myself but I believe in what I’m doing” ~Jimmy Page~

    My Full Walker Registry Set (1916-1947)

    https://www.ngccoin.com/registry/competitive-sets/16292/

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,044 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerfan said:

    @MFeld said:

    @Walkerfan said:
    Putting plastic brand loyalty aside and treating each coin based on its own merit-I like the PCGS coin better.

    If you’re putting the plastic aside, your preference for the PCGS coin really surprises me. What about it do you like better? And how do you get past the obverse staining/splotchiness?

    The NGC coin seems like it has a long streak or scratch from the center of the cheek down through the neck. That distracts me more.

    Thank you.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Based on the IMAGES provided, no way could I decide which coin I like better. That would have to be an in hand decision for me, as both appear accurately graded and have a similar look / feel.

    The cheek and front field appears cleaner on the PCGS coin, and all other things equal (they're not, of course) that would be my first focus.


    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    NGC is what I too would keep.

    bob :)

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), bobinvegas1989@yahoo.com
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    rec78rec78 Posts: 5,687 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Keep the one you like best.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Send them both to me and then you won't have to choose.

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