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What would you grade this 89 CC?

Obviously details due to the cleaning and hit on the cheek, however I am wondering what type of details would she grade at?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/266198273798?

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  • LJenkins11LJenkins11 Posts: 725 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm no Morgan specialist even though I have a few but those letters look too perfect. As in the wear on the obverse doesn't seem to reflect the wear on the reverse. Is it fake? If it's real I'd say VF35 but the coin seems off, the hair detail looks too good. It's not in a holder and it's the CC key date.

  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,246 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fake, looks wrong. Struck matte-like appearance. Compare hair detail for example to Heritage slabbed or other "legit" examples. Eagle breast off, then look at how well struck the rims are! On and on.....

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  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not a genuine 1889CC so no grade, will be in a body bag.

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  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,082 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not a guess- a modern counterfeit.
    And the hit on the cheek makes it a damaged modern counterfeit.

    peacockcoins

  • TrampTramp Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Doesn't accept returns! I'd be very hesitant on bidding. Way too many fakes on the market.

    The real question to ask is whether I can afford to lose $400+. If details grade doesn't bother you then go for an already certified details grade. There's several certified details VF under $1400.

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    ✓ Everyman Mint State Carson City Morgan Dollars (1878 – 1893)
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Lincoln Cents (1909 – 1958)
    ✓ Morgan Dollar GSA Hoard (1878 – 1891)

  • Counterfeit - the hair, lettering, mintmark, and especially the rim (12 o'clock on the reverse) all look way off

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,290 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ( The real question to ask is whether I can afford to lose $400+. )

    Why would he lose 400$? Ebay's refund policy is heavily weighted in favor of the buyer.

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

  • burfle23burfle23 Posts: 2,189 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 1, 2023 4:39PM

    Doesn't match the known VAMs for mm location, etc:

    Does match the bad 1881-CC reverse.

    And the seller just ended the auction...

  • jclovescoinsjclovescoins Posts: 1,853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    FAKE

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,664 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's been pulled. Good thing.

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  • kazkaz Posts: 9,064 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Seller did the right thing. (for now, at least). good job folks.

  • TrampTramp Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:

    ( The real question to ask is whether I can afford to lose $400+. )

    Why would he lose 400$? Ebay's refund policy is heavily weighted in favor of the buyer.

    Reason for return? 30 days are ticking.

    USAF (Ret.) 1985 - 2005. E-4B Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chief and Contracting Officer.
    My current Registry sets:
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Carson City Morgan Dollars (1878 – 1893)
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Lincoln Cents (1909 – 1958)
    ✓ Morgan Dollar GSA Hoard (1878 – 1891)

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,590 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good job Mark @MFeld


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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Listing pulled... Good work by @MFeld.... Now we can wonder what will happen to this item. Cheers, RickO

  • Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    Listing pulled... Good work by @MFeld.... Now we can wonder what will happen to this item. Cheers, RickO

    Don’t worry there is always itsy

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,012 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 3, 2023 12:15PM

    @Che_Grapes said:

    @ricko said:
    Listing pulled... Good work by @MFeld.... Now we can wonder what will happen to this item. Cheers, RickO

    Don’t worry there is always itsy

    Did you mean “Etsy” or were you speaking of the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” nursery rhyme?

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