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 Posted 07/05/2018  3:11 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add solotime to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
While searching for coins, I found this on eBay.

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 Posted 07/05/2018  3:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not as bad as some Morgans I’ve seen.
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 Posted 07/05/2018  5:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Must agree - that coin doesn't bother me at all!
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 Posted 07/05/2018  5:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, now you know what an MS-60 looks like.
I'll stay with AU-58 coins.
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 Posted 07/05/2018  5:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Well, now you know what an MS-60 looks like.
I'll stay with AU-58 coins.
It is a case where eye appeal makes the lower grade a better choice.
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 Posted 07/05/2018  5:40 pm  Show Profile   Check coinlover1899's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add coinlover1899 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks pretty to me!
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 Posted 07/05/2018  6:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wouldn't call it the ugliest Morgan . More like a chatter box Morgan .
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 Posted 07/05/2018  7:11 pm  Show Profile   Check coinlover1899's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add coinlover1899 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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More like a chatter box Morgan .


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 Posted 07/05/2018  8:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 40Proof to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't mind it at all.
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 Posted 07/05/2018  9:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mtuma3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I must be missing something because to me it looks like it was cleaned with sand paper...
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 Posted 07/05/2018  9:34 pm  Show Profile   Check Adam_E's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
mtuma3: When it comes to Morgan dollars, that's kind of what you get with low MS ones(and other coins in general, but Morgans especially so). This is because the coins were large and heavy, so when they were bagged up to ship to banks, the contact they made with each other cause lots and lots of scratches(appropriately called "bag marks"). The marks aren't particularly deep, but on a mint state coin, they 're quite visible. It's likely that when this particular coin was bagged, it was somewhere near the bottom of the bag, so it had to deal with a lot of weight along with the contact. remember that these coins werent treated with care, and the bags probably weren't handled nicely.
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 Posted 07/05/2018  10:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mtuma3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Adam... I just didn't think it was anywhere near PL 60... I'm here to learn so I appreciate the knowledge.
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 Posted 07/05/2018  10:46 pm  Show Profile   Check Adam_E's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, grading is incredibly weird. A coin can look incredibly ugly with a bunch of (natural obviously) marks, but if it doesn't have wear, its an uncirculated coin. PL is a different designation entirely, and can actually be somewhat objectively observed. if the fields are reflective enough, it'll get a PL designation regardless of how many marks there are. Usually on a PL coin you can take a ruler up against the coin and legibly read the numbers up to a certain amount of inches(I highly doubt this is how they designate it for grading services, but it's a good general observation for PL potential). I'm willing to bet that this particular coin looks significantly better in hand, and the fields are much more "metallic" looking than the pictures show.
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