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This past week I was handed several Morgans with varying degrees of toning. Most of the time I look for some attributable feature before I consider the purchase, but sometimes I buy them just cause I like the look. This one had a nice look to it, so I bought it.
After I got it and a few others home I had a bit of time to check them out, this one turned out to be a VAM
12 (could be a 12A) "Alligator Eye" . It has some pretty nasty Clashing on the obverse and reverse, but I cannot seem to see the clashed "st" so I gotta go with 12.
For some reason my camera just cannot pick up the colors of toning from straight on, no matter what the light angle. I can only get portions to show correctly. If I angle the coin however...BAM...now the colors come out. So I am also including some pics that might show why I bought it in the first place
, but a nice example IMO. The semi-circle on the reverse under STATES looks like another coin or something was resting on it, not really scratched, but not toned.