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1886-P do someone collect lamination errors or are they worthless ?

IKUIKU Posts: 65 ✭✭✭
edited October 28, 2022 6:12AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Looked more closely and this 1886-P PCGS MS-64 neck and chin looks like acid attack on face.
Is this lamination basically worthless and someone just nastily dumped this one on me without me noticing on time. :'(

Why PCGS did not Details grade this one ? Instead gave a clear free MS-64 ?


  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That looks more like a struck through to me.... ICBW... Cheers, RickO

  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    someone will want it as it is a big enough error, on a unc morgan no less.

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  • jtlee321jtlee321 Posts: 2,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are certainly collectors out there who will want it. I am one of those. I don't think it will bring a premium, but I don't think it should sell at a discount either. It won't sell as fast, because you will have to wait for the right collector to come along.

  • IKUIKU Posts: 65 ✭✭✭
    edited October 28, 2022 10:28PM

    Yes. It is still visible to naked eye. Better look out so I would not get burned again.
    I'm not a VAM collector and to me it is a fault and takes away coin's visual appeal.
    The material surface is cracked.

  • jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 499 ✭✭✭✭

    I agree with ricko, this looks like a strike through. With planchet impurities and laminations, I would expect some visible grain texture underneath the exposed surface. Morgan dollar errors are collectable because errors are far and few between with that particular series. I don't think you will have much of a problem selling it if you listed it for a decent amount of time.

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