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How Can I Be Sure My "Unopened GSA CC Morgan Dollar" Box Is Legit?

 
 
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 Posted 08/23/2019  11:46 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add mkm5854 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I just purchased an "UNOPENED GSA CC Morgan dollar" from an eBay seller, but the sealed shipping box shows no stampings of any kind, and has no shipping label. I know it's possible that this was from a FULL CASE of unopened GSA CC Morgans, but how can I be sure it's legit without opening it? The shipping box shows no signs of being tampered with, is a nice creamy off-white with light toning. For my peace of mind, I need to know if anyone else has ever bought & opened one of these, and if so, what was found inside? Any help out there?



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 Posted 08/23/2019  12:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fioti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What's the point of buying a GSA without opening it?
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 Posted 08/23/2019  12:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mkm5854 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
fioti.....the value is supposedly higher for unopened, but I am trying to confirm authenticity before I even attempt to open. the blank box has me a little nervous....was trying to find out if anyone else has ever seen this before.
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 Posted 08/23/2019  12:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nfine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh my. You can't know what's in the box without opening it and you can't return it if you open it. What to do....
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 Posted 08/23/2019  1:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fioti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is an auction pic from GC. Plus, just googing

'unopened GSA dollar' has a wealth of info.


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 Posted 08/23/2019  1:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mkm5854 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
nfine....not quite correct. I plan to video the opening of the shipping box....if the contents are not as described by the seller, I can absolutely demand, and get a full refund. I don't care if it's a "common" date Morgan, just that it's LEGIT.
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 Posted 08/23/2019  1:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Andy Herkimer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You can't be sure, it is possible to open and reseal these boxes without detection. The same with mint boxes of quarters / dollars etc. if done carefully and correctly, they can be opened without damage and resealed. It doesn't do much good to broadcast the details, but it's not hard to figure out. Which is why I would never buy anything sealed for more than the lowest value possible.
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 Posted 08/23/2019  1:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


I can pretty much assure you that the Seller knew EXACTLY what was in that box before he sold it.

Most likely it is an 82, 83 or 84 CC that will grade MS63/64.

Only one way to find out for sure!
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 Posted 08/23/2019  2:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 08/23/2019  7:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ever wonder why there are so many "rare" pedigree ASE? Careful opening and closing, even on current mint boxes, sent to NGC and PCGS and graded, is happening.

I'm sure it's possible with older sealed too.

But if you think you can open one and send it back if you don't like the content - I very strongly doubt that.
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 Posted 08/23/2019  8:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add livingwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe you know somebody at a college lab or in the medical field that could xray or CT scan it to a least be sure there's a coin in there? My local coin store has a radioactive metal tester called Thermo Precious Metals Analyzer that gives the specific metal content of a coin, maybe one of those would work through the box? But these wouldn't give you year or grade obviously.
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 Posted 08/25/2019  5:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NDBirdman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the forum! Personally, I would have opened it already. Value or not, I don't take anyone's word, I verify it.
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 Posted 08/26/2019  5:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GMS5 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MKM5854 watch this video from 14:27 onwards if you don't have the time to watch the whole thing, It Talks about your "unopened white box".
Hope this helps.

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