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1893-S $1 Morgan Dollar

 
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 Posted 10/07/2022  6:32 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This was a raw coin that I considered purchasing this morning. Ended up selling for $5,027. I liked the coin but it had some rim issues. One in particular at 3 o'clock seemed pretty deep so I didn't bid. The coin appears to be VAM-2 with the tilted mintmark and appears to have the right markers.

Thoughts? Thanks!







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 Posted 10/07/2022  10:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add psuman08 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If I was spending the $$ for a 93S I would not be happy with the rim dings on this example.
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 Posted 10/07/2022  10:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinEnthusiast to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm at VF-20 details (cleaned, rim damage). I think you made the right decision to let this one pass by.
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 Posted 10/07/2022  11:38 pm  Show Profile   Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree the rim damage is too severe to straight grade it. Wait for a problem-free example and be real careful buying this date raw, counterfeits abound.
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 Posted 10/08/2022  12:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SpeedDemonND to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with the others. I think you did well passing on this one.
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 Posted 10/08/2022  06:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Appears to have an old cleaning as well.
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 Posted 10/08/2022  11:56 am  Show Profile   Check Onedollarbillnut's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Onedollarbillnut to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
defiantly a details coin. you did well by passing on this one.
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 Posted 10/08/2022  12:01 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Rim damage is one of my "I just can't get past it problems" good to avoid it IMO.

Not a coin I'd be happy with at all no matter the date and mintmark.
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 Posted 10/08/2022  12:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Frankly I thought that this coin had very attractive surfaces and was nice overall but for the rim issues. I was therefore surprised to see the comments that it looked like it had been cleaned. Can you clarify what you are seeing that indicates cleaning? After all these years I still seem to struggle to see those indications. Still learning every day.

I looked at many other coins at similar grades and those seem to have the white, washed out cleaned look. This one seemed so much nicer in terms of its surfaces than many others I looked at.

As an example for comparison, here is an NGC VF25 example in a straight holder that looks comically cleaned to me. The coin in this thread seems so much nicer in appearance. If you click on the image below it enlarges it.

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 Posted 10/08/2022  8:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ericgreen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am not seeing the cleaning on this. Surfaces look nice and original. I think it is attractive. VF Details - Rim Damage
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 Posted 10/09/2022  3:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VF-30 details, rim damage.
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