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 Posted 06/02/2018  5:35 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Bezo816 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently bought a 1883-O Morgan dollar. It is slabbed by NGS and listed as "Brilliant Uncirculated"... so what grade would that be? Is there a certain number that matches with that MS 60 or something. I am new to this so any help will be greatly appreciated. I can post pictures later if that helps.
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 Posted 06/02/2018  5:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
NGS is a basement slabber. Do not trust their grades. The best two TPGs are PCGS and NGC.

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 Posted 06/02/2018  5:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, hope you made a typo there, otherwise it is a "Brilliantly" doctored coin. Now NGC will do Brilliant Uncirculated" if it is a problem coin. I have a 1909VDB that states "Brilliant Uncirculated" with the caveat "Altered Color" without further explanation. ATed? Cleaned? It still has slight luster but has an orangeish hue, weird.
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 Posted 06/02/2018  5:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pics would solve everything!
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 Posted 06/02/2018  6:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
By using the term "Brilliant uncirculated", which does not have a precise definition, this company can sidestep accusations of over-grading, provided that the coin is at least MS-60. Not a bad strategy.
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 Posted 06/02/2018  9:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bezo816 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I took the best pictures I could. What grade would you place on the Morgan? Thanks again for the help.

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 Posted 06/02/2018  9:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like NGC, which is better.

Can we see the front too?
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 Posted 06/02/2018  9:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Whew. That looks like an NGC holder. Much more reputable than NGS.

Can you provide pics of the obverse?
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 Posted 06/02/2018  10:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bezo816 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's the front.



Sorry that took so long....image optimizer is not my friend.
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 Posted 06/02/2018  10:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pics too small to grade from.

This coin is from the Olathe Hoard. NGC only slabbed them as Brilliant Uncirculated.
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 Posted 06/03/2018  09:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bezo816 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are better pics of the front. Thanks Again!

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