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So is this just a worn out CC?

bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,778 ✭✭✭✭✭

I've had this old worn 1878cc Morgan for a while. I'm just curious to the mintmark. Worn out or something interesting?
Thanks, Bobby



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    dsessomdsessom Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 8, 2023 4:05PM

    @bsshog40 I have one similar to yours that I carry as a pocket piece for conversation sometimes. I don't have it on me today or I'd post a photo, but to answer your question, yes, it looks like a genuine '78 Carson City.

    Edit - I will try to post a photo of mine later this evening when I get home.

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Perfectly normal 78cc to my eyes....commerce used and pocket carried.
    Nice,
    bob :)

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Never collected these and therefore, have no books. How many mm locations were their? Bobby's appears to be level and all on CoinFacts are tilted with the 2nd C higher than the left. Just curious.
    Jim


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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe a VAM-4, close CC, but you would need to check and see if you can find any of the other pup's. The only doubled CC listed at VAMWORLD is a wide CC which yours is not.

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,190 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Another interesting one on how much the reverse wore out compared to the obverse.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 8, 2023 4:37PM

    @lilolme
    Thank you. Didn't think of looking there. So, does this mean there is a medium spaced CC and a wide spaced CC?
    Jim


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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    @lilolme
    Thank you. Didn't think of looking there. So, does this mean there is a medium spaced CC and a wide spaced CC?
    Jim

    The VAM and Overton stuff can get involved and I have not studied it. A casual observer I like to say. But the link has a closely spaced, medium spaced, widely spaced and very widely spaced. Sooooo..... :)

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    bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,778 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinbuf said:
    Maybe a VAM-4, close CC, but you would need to check and see if you can find any of the other pup's. The only doubled CC listed at VAMWORLD is a wide CC which yours is not.

    Not seeing any of the markers.
    Thanks

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    ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like a genuine CC with circulation/wear on the mint mark. ;)

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    CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,563 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My first CC was a low grade 1878-cc that I bought for $2 back in the mid-1960's.

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    dsessomdsessom Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @bsshog40 here is mine for comparison. Looks pretty much the same.

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,905 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 8, 2023 7:40PM

    I can imagine the OP dollar was slid down many saloon bar tops in its earlier days...face up, which may have prompted the accelerated wear on the reverse.

    Cool nevertheless!

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    bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,778 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @dsessom said:
    @bsshog40 here is mine for comparison. Looks pretty much the same.

    Yes it does. Thank you!

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks authentic to me... Just worn, doing what it was intended to do... commerce circulation. I did the CC Morgan series twenty some years ago.... fun project. Cheers, RickO

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    goldengolden Posts: 9,069 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My first CC $1 was an 1878 in Unc. that my father bought me in the early 1960's for $4.50! I should have kept that coin.

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    OmegaraptorOmegaraptor Posts: 528 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks nice. I tend to like the 78-CC Morgan as a date/mm because the 78-CC actually saw quite a bit of circulation.

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