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Where would you grade this 1879 CC Morgan?

Pics are a bit far out, but seller says toned and prooflike. I see some spots that could be wear or just inconsistent toning. Also wondering if its an old cleaning or just weirdly toned over the years.
More experienced eyes, where would this grade?


  • johnny010johnny010 Posts: 879 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,714 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ll take the handbag with all the lips on it! ;-)
    All the incidental stuff in the background adds an interesting touch.

    I agree with gumby1234 on the speculative history of this thing. Another dip would be a gamble I wouldn’t sign up for.

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  • TrampTramp Posts: 616 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Take it for melt price only. If it isn't counterfeit.

    Other items for sale have somewhat decent pics so somethings up.

    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 (1879 – 1891)

  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,419 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would grade it in my home office under magnification and lights.

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One should have better sense than to post a coin photo with a hot spot in the middle of it. The coin has numismatic smallpox. Run away.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
  • SoldiSoldi Posts: 1,979 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "Where would you grade this 1879 cc ? " Gee, I think I would grade it about three inches above the tub of AT chemicals it came out of. Artificial toning always puddles and an expert coin doctor with better work can still get caught.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Terrible photographs... would not consider buying from those pictures. Cheers, RickO

  • kirkminkkirkmink Posts: 171 ✭✭✭✭

    @gumby1234 said:
    I grade it ugly. Looks like it was dipped and rinsed improperly then retoned. 19 photos and not a good one in the lot.

    ^^^ This

    "Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?"- Calvin and Hobbes

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