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Are these Morgan’s worth grading?

PppPpp Posts: 466 ✭✭✭✭

I need to have three more coins for a submission. I am thinking the following 1893o, 1895s, and 1881s are possibilities. I chose the 1893o and 1895s because of their low mintage but I think they may end up details. I chose the 1881s because it has has a really nice mirrored surface in hand (proof like) and the lower left portion of the coin in the picture you can see my iPad.

Comments are appreciated, thank you.


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    coastaljerseyguycoastaljerseyguy Posts: 1,249 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 93 O and 95 S looked cleaned & believe will get details grade.

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    privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,190 ✭✭✭✭✭

    never hurts for authentication.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Are you submitting for authentication? Resale? If not for either of those reasons, why not self slab? A lot cheaper. Cheers, RickO

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    PppPpp Posts: 466 ✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for the comments.

    Ricko: I am confident they are real. I am looking to resell.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No. The 1893-O looks like a G6 and would best be used in an album collection. The 1881-S is ultra-common and looks like it has been mishandled. It would probably get a lower MS grade. The 1895-S looks like it has been harshly cleaned. While a better date it is probably most salable to a budget collector who wants it for an album (it looks real).

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    rec78rec78 Posts: 5,691 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No, you most likely will not make up the grading fees.

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    DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,214 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2023 8:01AM

    Yes, sending in the 93 O and the 95 S (even if cleaned) gets you their general grade. Verifying authentication takes all the quibbling out of a sale. You can submit them as a standard submission for a few dollars over $100 with all the mailing costs included.

    If you aren't crazy about that cost post them on E-Bay at a firm price raw and see if the bottom feeders there will bite.

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    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,091 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 10, 2023 5:01AM

    Unless you have a low cost submission option, I would not recommend it. I'm not sure what the value threshold level that would make sense, maybe $150? When you are ready to sell you could try the GC grade to sell option. The lesser companies may be an option too.

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,829 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2023 11:03AM

    I'd probably pass on getting them slabbed unless you're seeking authentication on the 93-O (cleaned) and the 95-S (harshly cleaned). I suppose if I was putting together a low end date set, that would be an argument for slabbing, but most (at least on this Forum) are going to be well versed in picking out counterfeit 93-O's and 95-S's...

    edited to add: the 81-S is ubiquitous in low MS grades so it wouldn't be worth it to get certified... I doubt it would PL or DMPL...

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    RayboRaybo Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭✭✭


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    VanHalenVanHalen Posts: 3,813 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The '95-S needs another camera angle/lighting. I bet it looks better than these images show but it's still a cleaned piece. It has VF details and could be a $500 coin so authentication might be beneficial when selling.

    The '81-S is not worth grading imo. The obverse has too much going against it to justify grading cost and I don't see a PL. You'd need a 65 (or 64PL) to make it worthwhile and that is not likely to happen (at PCGS anyway).

    The '93-O is too low a grade piece to justify grading imo. All three appear genuine. Your best bet might be to offer then here at CU forums on the BST.

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    dhikewhitneydhikewhitney Posts: 364 ✭✭✭

    ANACS (drop off at a show) for authentication of the two better dates

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    mrbrklynmrbrklyn Posts: 105 ✭✭✭

    there is never a good answer to this question.

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    PppPpp Posts: 466 ✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for the comments. I decided not to send them in.

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,857 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do not understand the 'need 3 more' statement - do you have a voucher?

    If you are still buying raw, it is a good idea to send some to make sure you are not buying problems

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    PppPpp Posts: 466 ✭✭✭✭

    Davewesen: I had another coin I was sending in no matter what and wanted to have at least four coins so the pcgs fees and shipping plus the shipping cost to pcgs would be amortized over four coins instead of one.
    I normally only buy coins that are higher value or rare/scare graded primarily by pcgs or ngc. In this case these coins were picked up as part of a collection.

    I ended up using three other coins for the submission.

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