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1879S Morgan GTG *Revealed*

Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 900 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 25, 2024 11:54AM in U.S. Coin Forum

This one might be a little tricky.
I say that as a hint.
Best images I can produce until my new lens shows up.

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    DropdaflagDropdaflag Posts: 774 ✭✭✭✭

    Very hard to tell from pictures, but
    65* due to proof-like obverse and NGC holder.

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,056 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Dropdaflag said:
    Very hard to tell from pictures, but
    65* due to proof-like obverse and NGC holder.

    I like your thinking!

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    morgansforevermorgansforever Posts: 8,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    64/65 star, to bad the reverse wasn't like the obverse then we're talking full blown dmpl.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,314 ✭✭✭✭✭

    64*PL
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    SoldiSoldi Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭

    64 dmpl

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    nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,845 ✭✭✭✭✭

    64* PL
    Nice coin!

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    johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,090 ✭✭✭✭✭

    64+PL

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am not a GTG type but when I saw this one I said to myself, I have one of those. Of course that is if it is what I think it is. If so, then I have seen several through the years. They are neat looking. I have never tried to do a VAM on it but I kind of think they may be from one die pair. I think I matched up a couple of die polish lines on the reverse to mine but not 100% about that. Nice one.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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    CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The prongs are at a different angle on the Reverse shot vs. the obverse shot, hiding the reverse DMPL.
    Or could it just be highlighting the obverse details. Hmmm.

    NGC MS65DMPL

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    65 PL

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    sweetwillietsweetwilliet Posts: 2,312 ✭✭✭

    Looks at least 65, maybe 66 to me, dpl obverse but hard to tell if reverse will make pl or not, so I’m gonna go with 65pl.

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    SNMANSNMAN Posts: 1,401 ✭✭✭

    @nwcoast said:
    64* PL
    Nice coin!

    👍

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    lcoopielcoopie Posts: 8,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    64 pl

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    Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 900 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You guys are getting warm

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,056 ✭✭✭✭✭

    64+*

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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,769 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MS63*

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    ProofCollectionProofCollection Posts: 5,405 ✭✭✭✭✭

    65+*

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 26, 2024 11:03AM

    That is it. What I would have expected as far as no PL as the others I recall were graded MS (no PL). The reverses have a semi-PL look. Of course as the dies wear the obverse DMPL starts to go and then no more. I remember seeing this 68+ and see it is back on CF (in a registry). It is one those odd ones with two different TV. If you look on the reverse in the 9 o/c field and below, inside the wreath are two vertical die polish lines. They also show on the OP coin. If I tilt it just right I find them on mine but there are a lot lot more depending on tilt. It is all a matter of light angle. On mine the obverse die polish lines (shown in the one TV below) I can't see without magnification and then tilted just right. Anyway I bet the OP coin has that same grab you look with the one sided dmpl.

    EDIT to clarify: Below is the 68+ but two different TV. (Not mine :| )

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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    Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 900 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lilolme what grade is your coin? It looks super clean.

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    mattnissmattniss Posts: 581 ✭✭✭✭

    @Morgan13 said:
    @lilolme what grade is your coin? It looks super clean.

    @lilolme said:
    I remember seeing this 68+ and see it is back on CF (in a registry). It is one those odd ones with two different TV.

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Morgan13 said:
    @lilolme what grade is your coin? It looks super clean.

    I edited the above post to clarify. That is the 68+ and it has two TV. Not my coin. I have a 67.

    Just got a notice while typing and see mattniss noted it above. :)

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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    Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 900 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Someone's a lucky duck.
    That coins beautiful.
    I am a sucker for a nice cameo which is why I purchased this coin.

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Morgan13 said:
    I am a sucker for a nice cameo which is why I purchased this coin.

    Exactly, the ones I have seen just pop out at you with a solid dmpl and a strong cameo. Buy Me :)

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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