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1881 Morgan Dollar

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 Posted 12/24/2014  1:49 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add The Silver Searcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Picked this one up for melt last week.

Opinions? It has some luster remaining.

Sorry for the bad pics.




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 Posted 12/24/2014  1:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2000 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 1s in the date scream fake to me.
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 Posted 12/24/2014  2:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nlp coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hope you bought it locally. I'd take it back since its probably fake. nlp
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 Posted 12/24/2014  2:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add The Silver Searcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nuts. It was not bought from a shop, and cannot be returned for reasons that I cannot discuss online.
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 Posted 12/24/2014  2:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add The Silver Searcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a close-up of the date.



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 Posted 12/24/2014  2:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see no problem with it. Teaching point here about the fact that grading and grading from images are entirely different skills, and the latter takes longer to learn even if you have the former.
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 Posted 12/24/2014  3:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add denco7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
See no obvious counterfeit markers. If anything, looks like it could have been cleaned at some point.
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 Posted 12/24/2014  3:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The close up of the date looks fine. The full coin shot of the obverse did make the date look "funky".
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 Posted 12/24/2014  4:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rollsearcher37 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It could just be me, but the second picture of the date does not at all look like the date in the first photo. The general shape of the numerals don't match up.

I honestly don't think the close-up is of the same coin.
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 Posted 12/24/2014  4:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's what I mean about needing to learn to interpret images. There's no reason for the OP to lie, as you've just accused him of.
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 Posted 12/24/2014  4:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rollsearcher37 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not accusing the OP, I just can't see how the close up is of the same coin. My thoughts are more along the lines of: wrong picture, perhaps?

Maybe I'm not seeing these pictures the same as you are.

Sorry if I offended anyone by what I said; I sure didn't mean to.
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 Posted 12/24/2014  5:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add The Silver Searcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Rollsearcher,

It is indeed the same coin. I too was surprised by how different the pics looked.

Are there any opinions on grade?
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 Posted 12/24/2014  5:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
EF45ish based on the full coin photos posted.
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 Posted 12/24/2014  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2000 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The date looks good from those last pics. I'll say EF45-AU50
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 Posted 12/24/2014  7:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add junjun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 12/24/2014  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The best way to confirm it's the same coin is the toning spots above the date. If you note, the obverse is lit from below, and the rim is shadowing the area below the date.

As for grade, it's a tough call from these images but I'm leaning 45-50.
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