Went to my local shop today. Traded coins I've had for many years that have been replaced in my sets,3 well circulated Franklin half dollars, two circulated Walking Liberty halves and a circulated Mercury dime plus $40 for this 1899-O Morgan. I like the early smaller ANA holders, and I really like the looks of this coin. What do you think?
the 99(O) was one of the better struck years at the mint. there is a little weakness around the ear and breast but everything else looks good. I dont care for toned coins as you are never sure how they will age. this one has nice peripheral toning that does not detract from the coin. the reverse looks MS64. obverse marks, scratches and scuffs across the cheek and neck will pull the grade down to a MS63 which is the correct grade on the slab. you got a good price on this one.