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Thought this was funny…

Was lookin for Morgan’s on ebay, (risky) and came across “Morgan dealer.” Now I know that this seller has a reputation of polishing these Morgan’s and selling em harshly cleaned as I have checked the forums on here first (plus the obvious signs on the actual coin) but I caught this gem of a review that I thought I should share with yall.

Dude paid over $1137 for a really polished coin. He did say that he submitted it to NGC (walkthrough lol) and it actually straight graded to an AU55.

Here is the coin that he bought (pictures from eBay seller):

Now here is the actual coin that NGC graded:

““Huge difference””

I tend to stay away from them as I don’t like polished coins at all but for some reason this one straight graded. Poor dude though, spent all that money grading a low quality coin.


  • FranklinHalfAddictFranklinHalfAddict Posts: 639 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s what happens when people have more money than sense.

    Look at that photo!!! A blind squirrel could tell they’re heavily edited.

  • ChangeInHistoryChangeInHistory Posts: 2,970 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It still happens all too often.

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 10,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2, 2022 4:02AM

    If the coin looked like the seller’s photo it would not have straight graded.
    Then he had the coin in hand and still assumed it was mint state, apparently.

    And as far as his posted price guide value, I’ll pay him well over it, for that and any others he may have.

    I’m not sure which is worse in this case, the deceptive dealer, or the ignorant, greedy buyer who thought he won the lottery then publicly complained and distorted his loss to make the seller look worse.

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  • I might try out one of their Morgan’s in a bit, to see if they are all polished or if it’s just over-used edited photos. I’ll keep y’all updated on what it looks like.

    as for the buyer though, even a child could see the polished or edited photo. He actually submitted it under walkthrough lol

  • MASSU2MASSU2 Posts: 252 ✭✭✭✭

    $445 for an AU55??? Our host has this listed at $1K, that's quite a spread. I think NGC has some updating to do to their price guides. The buyer didn't lose as much as he/she thinks they lost.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That picture would make me pass immediately... why even bother... Either you get a polished coin or some other coin not pictured.... The entire story is weird. Cheers, RickO

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,192 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2, 2022 4:58AM

    @FranklinHalfAddict said:
    Look at that photo!!! A blind squirrel could tell they’re heavily edited.

    This blind squirrel digresses; would you describe me (how to see) the photo edits?

  • FranklinHalfAddictFranklinHalfAddict Posts: 639 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Fraz said:

    @FranklinHalfAddict said:
    Look at that photo!!! A blind squirrel could tell they’re heavily edited.

    This blind squirrel digresses; would you describe me (how to see) the photo edits?

    Just look at it. You can see the image was blended everywhere to hide all the marks. It looks foggy and completely unnatural.

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,192 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2, 2022 5:46AM

    Okay, lighter blotching that looks like an eraser did it? Thanks.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,010 ✭✭✭✭✭

    and the beat goes on :(

  • jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 516 ✭✭✭✭

    I am surprised NGC straight graded this coin.

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,286 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jacrispies said:
    I am surprised NGC straight graded this coin.

    The bottom images with the coin in the NGC holder show a typical, dipped AU coin. These straight-grade all the time and PCGS and NGC. The top images from the seller are obviously altered to all heck and back and appear to be an art class project.

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  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,593 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2, 2022 1:12PM

    There are a lot of ugly alleys along the beautiful street of numismatics. Some seem to wander in and never really make it back out.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,358 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think the seller might have yielded a better price if they hadn't manipulated the image.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,634 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sold! Sold! Sold!

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