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 Posted 08/20/2018  1:32 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add passthepuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So, I have this very shinny (reflective) 1879 Morgan silver dollar. But, the Reflective coating is gone over the date and some of the stars around the surface. Any thoughts?





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 Posted 08/20/2018  1:38 pm  Show Profile   Check Dave42's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Dave42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It may have been plated at some point, and now it is wearing off. Do you have a picture of the whole coin? That might help determine what is going on.
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 Posted 08/20/2018  1:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add passthepuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 08/20/2018  2:04 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like it has been cleaned at some point of its lifetime.
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 Posted 08/20/2018  3:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cleaned is an understatement.
Scoured is much closer to the truth.
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 08/20/2018  4:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU-53 Details, harshly cleaned and damaged
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 Posted 08/20/2018  6:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
passthepuck - The reverse looks natural, and is what the obverse probably looked like at some point before someone tried to "improve" it.



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 Posted 08/21/2018  01:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lower grade than that. Note the breast feathers are missing. Also the coin was altered with plating. Pretty much a melt coin in my estimation. If sent it to be graded it would probably get a genuine coin slab. No mention of grading because of the alteration of the coin.
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 Posted 08/21/2018  02:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jst1dreamr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like one of those fake Morgans passed in Korea during the war in the early 1950's.
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 Posted 08/23/2018  10:06 pm  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A Morgan dollar is considered a Classic coin, so I moved your post to the appropriate section for the proper attention.
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 Posted 08/24/2018  2:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add passthepuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all the info.
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