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does this 1900 "O" Morgan Liberty silver dollar look weird to anybody?  
 

 
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 Posted 09/13/2017  12:59 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 4504 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
bumbling around eBay, I came across this 1900 "O" Morgan Liberty silver dollar. seems funny to me, but maybe it is not weird at all, I am depending on the more experienced members here for an opinion on:

1. the first "0" in the year (1900) seems to be out of shape in the 3 o'clock (1500 hrs for you warhorses) position?

2. on the obverse... colorized? back in 1900? huh? well, here it is...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1900s-U-S-M...AMXQeW5TYodw

the black background does not bother me, because proofs or highly polished backgrounds can change instantly from black to silver color depending on how the coin is held. I know, because I bought a coin which had a black background in the listing picture, but when I got it is was a silver background. I just moved the coin around a little and it turned black again through the camera lens. but I noticed this effect so far on highly polished or proof quality coins... this one should not be so polished for this effect? painted black then? especially if the obverse was possibly painted as well?

here is a similar 1900 "0" mint coin for comparison....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1900-O-MORG...AOSwH2hZsEMW

in this coin, the "0" in the date appears normal, and the back is not colorized. I don't know about the 65 grade tho, but I admit it is detailed in strike, especially the lettering of her "LIBERTY" headband. not colorized.

any opinions would be appreciated, stuff like this drives me nuts... so what am I getting wrong here?

mike
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 Posted 09/13/2017  1:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just read the description - It's been enameled and gold plated!! Not a "coin" anymore but a piece of junk - I mean jewelry!
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 Posted 09/13/2017  1:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would not say that it is junk. I have quite a few enameled coins in my exonumia collection, and the old English ones from the era of Victoria are worth a bit. That being said, I would never pay even close that asking price for one.
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 Posted 09/13/2017  1:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 4504 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thanks guys, yes, next time I will read the description... for some reason I was only concerned with the pictures, which is being weird with myself.
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 Posted 09/13/2017  4:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A lot of buyers only look at the photos without reading the description, then wonder why they item was foisted on them.
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 Posted 09/13/2017  6:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was thinking this was in the wrong forum...but it isn't...

This is a rare case in which a Morgan dollar might have a value LESS than melt.

$15 in scrap silver, tops. I'd value it lower than sterling flatware.
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09/13/2017 6:43 pm
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