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1889 Morgan Proof Candidate?

 
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 Posted 10/25/2020  06:18 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Stephen-P to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey guys, just picked up a lot of circulated morgans specifically for this piece. I've never seen a proof sample in hand, but the raised devices and squared-off denticles are pretty crisp and got me wondering.
I'm on the hunt for proofs, so any advice would be great!






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 Posted 10/25/2020  07:22 am  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
sorry, not a proof.
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 Posted 10/25/2020  07:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Stephen-P to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's alright, it's why I'm here!
I appreciate your insight.
I haven't seen one in person and it's kind of hard to use pictures as reference.
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 Posted 10/25/2020  08:17 am  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe the 1889 proofs, where a very small mintage number. Just checked, it shows 811. examples minted.
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 Posted 10/25/2020  09:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smat45 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Still a very nice looking coin...looks like a clash mark by the eagles neck? Not sure if it's a VAM indicator or not? I'm not a VAM guy...
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 Posted 10/25/2020  09:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Even a mis-handled proof would likely still some evidence of the mirrored finish.
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 Posted 10/25/2020  12:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a proof. Also not a clash mark IMO.
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 Posted 10/26/2020  09:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Stephen-P to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for your thoughts!
Smat do you mean the black line below the eagle's head? If so, just a smudge.
Coinfrog thanks for that. I see many pictures of proofs PF60-62 that seem to just be gray with no reflectivity, but that's where I'm kind of mislead I suppose.
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 Posted 10/26/2020  10:06 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Trust me. If you had one, you'd know. I've had the pleasure of handling a few and they are stunning and deeply reflective
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 Posted 10/26/2020  12:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Morgan Nerd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a proof. A proof coin has a mirror-like surface. Look for high-relief and the mirror-like field. You'll know a proof Morgan when you see it. The coin you have is a very well struck piece though.
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 Posted 10/26/2020  12:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Stephen-P to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wonderful information. Thanks for the help!
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