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BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 20, 2017 3:04AM in U.S. Coin Forum

A gem as original as the day it was struck...

This was the Morgan $1 mint error which ended the search as it's not upgradable.

As I recall member/dealer FredWeinberg discovered this in a sealed mint bag of 1898 dollars.

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    SmEagle1795SmEagle1795 Posts: 2,136 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, phenomenal!

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    LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    <3

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Amazing!

    Frank

    BHNC #203

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    thebeavthebeav Posts: 3,755 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is that your nine o'clock for the Morgan off-center clock ?

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    BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ha I wish I could find another 11 like this to do a clock :p

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    astroratastrorat Posts: 9,221 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow!

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    gonzergonzer Posts: 2,991 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd carry wallet-size pics of it and show it off like grandkids photos.

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    TennesseeDaveTennesseeDave Posts: 4,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's awesome.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool......a unique Morgan indeed.....Cheers, RickO

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    PRECIOUSMENTALPRECIOUSMENTAL Posts: 961 ✭✭✭✭

    Spectacular!
    Imagine the excitement when finding that Beauty!

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    TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,856 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fred finds the best. Or, after his years in the field, let’s say... the best find Fred.

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 20, 2017 6:19AM

    You should make a thread of all of your 'broadstrikes'!

    But, warn us first, so we don't drool on the keyboard.

    Frank

    BHNC #203

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think that is absolutely superb! :love:

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    mvs7mvs7 Posts: 1,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome!

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    FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I didn't find it myself in a bag -

    I bought from another dealer
    who found it in an original bag.

    ( I WISH I could have found it in a bag!)

    Retired Collector & Dealer in Major Mint Error Coins & Currency since the 1960's.Co-Author of Whitman's "100 Greatest U.S. Mint Error Coins", and the Error Coin Encyclopedia, Vols., III & IV. Retired Authenticator for Major Mint Errors
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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,977 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Incredible piece! Boy we really have to wonder what kind of amazing errors are still lurking in mint sewn bags.

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    BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    FredWeinberg, I always thought you found it....

    Darn now that the story has changed it's only 1/2 as meaningful ;):smiley:

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    divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,528 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is an incredible looking error piece!!! :+1::+1:

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very, VERY cool B)

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    FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    .....well, I'm pretty sure I didn't.

    ....and pretty sure I would have
    remembered finding such a
    coin in an original bag !

    sorry - hope the pedigree isn't ruined!

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    for PCGS. A 49+-Year PNG Member...A full numismatist since 1972, retired in 2022
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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    wicked cool, i like.

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not that it matters, but what do you think it would grade?

    Frank

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    jedmjedm Posts: 2,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just a fantastic example! So is it correct to say that the collar was broken on that strike? Or what exactly happens to create this effect?

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    BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 20, 2017 1:22PM

    Not broken just struck outside the collar which was due to a brief planchet feeding hiccup.

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    jedmjedm Posts: 2,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great, thanks for the explanation. Again like your other example I notice the pull away toning which I find so interesting. As I understand it this is something that the AT people have not figured out how to duplicate. What are your thoughts on that?

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    BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 20, 2017 1:35PM

    Treashunt, It's in a old blue label PCGS MS65 holder.

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    BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 20, 2017 1:51PM

    jedm,

    We call it pull away toning, but the toning isn't pulled away in any fashion it just didn't progress in that region.

    The so called pull away effect I believe happens as there's die grease present from semi newly polished dies.

    If you look at every coin with the effect as the planchet is struck by tons of pressure just like shock waves the die grease tends to jump outward toward the rims.

    Ever see pull away moving toward the the center of the planchet? Nope... Right?

    Also once the coin has been dipped the grease is gone so this effect is never seen on secondary toned coins.

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    ParlousJoeParlousJoe Posts: 451 ✭✭✭

    An Awesome Morgan

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    illini420illini420 Posts: 11,466 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    HadleydogHadleydog Posts: 1,585 ✭✭✭

    That is an awesome error, you don't see that everyday. Very nice!

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    morgansforevermorgansforever Posts: 8,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's the one I'm talkin about, awesome! I wonder what the look on the face of the individual who found it was? HOLY MOLY, we have a winner :) Awesome error!

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    JJSingletonJJSingleton Posts: 1,400 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Way cool example. B)

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