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124Spider124Spider Posts: 779 ✭✭✭✭✭

I decided that I really wanted one, enough to blow my coin budget for the next six months to get one. But I am quite pleased with my deal with myself; this is a keeper!

It's the most I've ever spent on a coin, by a fair bit; not coincidentally, it's the most valuable coin I now own. It completes my Morgan date/MM set (not to say "finishes" it, since upgrades are always likely; and, note, I don't consider the 1895 proof to be part of a date/MM set :) ).

And, yes, the photos accurately depict the coin.

Without further ado

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,573 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great looking coin congrats!!!

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  • CCDollarCCDollar Posts: 717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice! Getting the '93-S is a great accomplishment...enjoy!

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  • WindycityWindycity Posts: 3,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats! Nice coin.

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  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,470 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats, she's got a very wholesome look!

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,967 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2, 2024 12:24PM

    Now that is an accomplishment. As far as I'm concerned, the 93S should be the most revered Morgan$ and not the 95 proof. Great addition, congrats. How does this coin fit in with the rest of your Morgan collection?
    Jim


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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,288 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, you did great with that, congrats

  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,430 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice look for a circulated Morgan, a real beauty. :)

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  • 124Spider124Spider Posts: 779 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    Now that is an accomplishment. As far as I'm concerned, the 93S should be the most revered Morgan$ and not the 95 proof. Great addition, congrats. How does this coin fit in with the rest of your Morgan collection?
    Jim

    It kind of depends on your definition of "fit." ;)

    I'm fundamentally an album collector, but I won't spend much more than US$200 on a raw coin (and won't crack out a coin that cost that much). So my Morgan Collection consists of a motley mish-mash of 31 slabbed coins and 66 raw coins. The raw coins generally are AU55 and above; common dates all. The slabbed coins range from this VF25 (the lowest-graded of my Morgans) up to MS64+.

    I have a fairly hard cap of US$2000 for a single coin (this one blasted through that, obviously, but it's the only Morgan on which I've spent at least US$2000). So that also has limited the grades of the more exotic ones in the series. I have several slabbed Morgans in the VF30-VF35 range, more in the XF40-XF45 range, and a lot in the AU/MS range.

    It's a very nice collection, by my reckoning (the only one that actually counts, of course ;) ). I don't look to make all coins similar grades; rather, I want all the coins in the album (the common dates) to fit together (not a difficult task, since I don't look for high-mint grades of any coins; just blast-white); and my goal for the slabbed coins is to get the best-looking ones I'm willing to pay for.

    Does this (yes, somewhat long-winded) reply answer your question?

    Mark

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  • nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,796 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A very solid and nice example.
    Congratulations on this one!

    This issue is the last one for me too.
    Maybe this year?
    Must feel good to have it out of the way. Cheers!

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  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats on the pickup! Looks like a great example that you've found.

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  • anablepanablep Posts: 5,008 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great coin! Nice job “completing” the Morgan run.

    I’ve had my eye on one as well as it’s my last coin remaining, too.

    Always looking for attractive rim toned Morgan and Peace dollars in PCGS or (older) ANA/ANACS holders!

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  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,059 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 93-s Morgan....OK, you are doing extremely well in 2024 so far! Nice original coin too....Well done.

  • divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,500 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats on completing the Morgan dollar set. A nice accomplishment for sure. I'm generally not a toner kind of guy, but I like this one.

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  • RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is a great coin, very eye appealing! Congratulations on acquiring it and completing your set!!!

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,967 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Mark
    Yes, you have answered well and have enjoyed reading all. The 93S prevented me from considering completion of the Morgan set along with several of the CC's. Loved the heftiness of the coins in my hand, so raw would have been my only method of collecting them.
    Became a copper collector instead. Lol
    Again great accomplishment.
    Jim


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  • 124Spider124Spider Posts: 779 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @divecchia said:
    I'm generally not a toner kind of guy, but I like this one.

    Donato

    I also am not a fan of "toned" coins. But with a fairly well-circulated coin such as this one, the choice is between flat (if it's not a mess), or this. I have some pretty flat ones (by "flat," I mean that it's an uninteresting whitish color), and I like this much more.

  • david3142david3142 Posts: 3,367 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 3, 2024 6:48AM

    Congratulations on a big milestone. Finishing a set of Morgans is a wonderful accomplishment. I very much like the look of your coin - it has very clean and even surfaces and the right grey color.

  • jfriedm56jfriedm56 Posts: 734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations on your extremely nice example.

  • DropdaflagDropdaflag Posts: 745 ✭✭✭✭

    Bravo!! You have reached the summit, while I am just leaving base-camp.

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great addition!

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