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What's going on with this Morgan?

SametsSamets Posts: 105 ✭✭✭
edited February 8, 2024 11:18AM in U.S. Coin Forum

This 1890-O Morgan straight graded MS63, it's in a generation 6.1 slab that started to be used around October of 2020.

Are the dark spots mold or some sort of environmental damage or just odd toning?



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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like environmental damage to me, others should chime in as well

  • coastaljerseyguycoastaljerseyguy Posts: 1,202 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like environmental damage from whatever seeped into the mint bag during storage. Not sure it can be remove successfully, might always leave a shadow. Looks like net graded down to a 63 since the cheek is pretty clean except for the 1 bag mark. Is that a scratch on the reverse or toning crease?

  • SametsSamets Posts: 105 ✭✭✭
    edited February 8, 2024 12:56PM

    @coastaljerseyguy said:
    Looks like environmental damage from whatever seeped into the mint bag during storage. Not sure it can be remove successfully, might always leave a shadow. Looks like net graded down to a 63 since the cheek is pretty clean except for the 1 bag mark. Is that a scratch on the reverse or toning crease?

    Don’t know about the scratch. Found the coin on the net and was curious what that spotting is…

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,271 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't think it was put into the holder looking like that.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,266 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Appears to have a severe case of "The Nasty". RGDS!

    The whole worlds off its rocker, buy Gold™.

  • Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's is odd toning or environmental damage. I've never seen anything like it. My first thought was carbon spots. That's what they look like but that doesn't mean that's what they are.

    Student of numismatics and collector of Morgan dollars

  • That got an MS63??? How???

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,190 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @THE_SQUIRREL said:
    That got an MS63??? How???

    Because it is.

    I don't think that's "environmental damage". It's just spotty toning on a typically weakly struck New Orleans coin.

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 2,947 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • SametsSamets Posts: 105 ✭✭✭

    @Morgan13 said:
    That's is odd toning or environmental damage. I've never seen anything like it. My first thought was carbon spots. That's what they look like but that doesn't mean that's what they are.

    Same, which is why I asked. I'm not interested in it but it sure is one ugly Morgan...
    Maybe I should pick it up and see how much worse it gets... lol

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