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GTG 1888O Morgan

joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,762 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 3, 2024 12:14AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Hi guys,
My first raw Morgan purchase in awhile!
I bought it for its beauty.
Do you guys think this can reach a 65?
Please excuse my many photos.
Whatcha guys think 🤔?
Thank You!




















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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MS63 on a good day. MS62 on a bad day. Absolutely no chance at MS65.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,276 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Most likely a 63 IMO

  • Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 727 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 3, 2024 6:02AM

    Looks like a 62 to me.
    Something also looks off about it. I don't know if it's because of the images or not.
    Here's a 64 for comparison sake.

    Student of numismatics and collector of Morgan dollars

  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,762 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks guys!
    ;)

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
  • mattnissmattniss Posts: 547 ✭✭✭

    I don’t think it would go 65, but tough to grade with those pictures. Looks like enough going on with the obverse devices and fields to max out at 64, but likely a 63.

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,426 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would say 63 possible 64.

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  • MS-63

  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,762 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 3, 2024 1:59PM

    @Morgan13 said:
    Looks like a 62 to me.
    Something also looks off about it. I don't know if it's because of the images or not.
    Here's a 64 for comparison sake.

    Thanks!
    See, this is why I think my coin has a chance for a ms 65.
    My coin does NOT have all these hits like your ms 64?
    Your ms 64.


    :*

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  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    63 RGDS!

    The whole worlds off its rocker, buy Gold™.

  • sweetwillietsweetwilliet Posts: 2,312 ✭✭✭

    I think your coin is about a 63, remember that the marks you see on the 64dmpl are more obvious due to mirrored fields. I do think your coin has those marks as well, they just don’t show up quite as well in the pictures. Anyways, nice coin, enjoy it!

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  • logger7logger7 Posts: 7,961 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As a true Morgan dollar aficionado, Joey, yours is a very nice coin and I'd say it as above average Unc. example!

  • AgflyerAgflyer Posts: 947 ✭✭✭

    As I was going through your photos, I was thinking a 63. Nice coin!

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  • HillbillyCollectorHillbillyCollector Posts: 487 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I too was thinking 63 as I was looking through pics.
    Nice coin!

  • ProofCollectionProofCollection Posts: 5,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Based on this photo which is probably the most honest but still lacking, I'd say 63. Honestly though the pictures are not good enough to grade with any accuracy.

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,470 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU cleaned

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  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,256 ✭✭✭✭

    @Cougar1978 said:
    AU cleaned

    My initial feeling was au55 cleaned, but not my series at all.

  • nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’d have to agree with the 63 guesses.
    The first series of photos has given the surface of the coin a peculiar porous look.
    The later series is much better.

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  • JJMJJM Posts: 7,965 ✭✭✭✭✭

    63

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  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,476 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @nwcoast said:
    I’d have to agree with the 63 guesses.
    The first series of photos has given the surface of the coin a peculiar porous look.
    The later series is much better.

    OP has a unique ability to make a coin look like an animation, like it was a painting or it was generated by AI.

    That said, I agree with the ms-63 assessment based on the last two photos.

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,750 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2024 9:52AM

    @joeykoins said:

    @Morgan13 said:
    Looks like a 62 to me.
    Something also looks off about it. I don't know if it's because of the images or not.
    Here's a 64 for comparison sake.

    Thanks!
    See, this is why I think my coin has a chance for a ms 65.
    My coin does NOT have all these hits like your ms 64?
    Your ms 64.


    :*

    Joey, on your example, Liberty’s face (which is the focal point) is noticeably marked. Your coin has approximately a 0% chance at a 65 and an extremely low one at a 64.

    Keep in mind that flaws are accentuated on PL and DMPL coins.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Asking for comments based on photos is simply asking for disappointment or flattery. Sorry, but just have it graded.

  • Davidk7Davidk7 Posts: 204 ✭✭✭

    63

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  • vplite99vplite99 Posts: 1,172 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is 63 tops, but I'm not sure how an accurate judgement can be made from the pictures.
    Experts such as MFeld have forgotten more about grading than I will ever know, so if they say 63, that's probably as accurate as possible.

    Unc details could be possible. The surfaces look possibly heavily dipped to me. I hope this does not dampen Joey's enthusiasm for the hobby, which is a joy to follow.

    I should add that I got similarly burned when I was new to the hobby in the early 80s, paying over $100 for a $50 coin. It came back from ANACS MS 63. I never bought anything else from that seller, who knew better.

    I learned that if I was going to pay over $100 for a Morgan, it must be in plastic.

    Vplite99
  • PizzamanPizzaman Posts: 212 ✭✭✭

    @Morgan13 said:
    Something also looks off about it. I don't know if it's because of the images or not.

    It looks polished.

  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,762 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 5, 2024 9:57AM

    Thanks again, guys.
    Next question. I paid $65
    1. Too much?
    2. just about right?
    3. great deal?
    ;)

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,476 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s about right, greysheet for 63 is $80.

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