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1886 Morgan Dollar Obverse Die Cap PCGS MS64 - How Cool Is This?

 
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 Posted 11/26/2021  6:13 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
"Viewed at an angle, the coin has a high, curved rim that appears like an ashtray and is the finest of only two Morgan dollars known with this type of error (the other is dated 1903 and graded PCGS AU-50). It was likely struck 4-6 times, and the enlarged head on the reverse, in offset, facing right, is clear and defined. The coin has superb original toning and luster."



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 Posted 11/26/2021  6:39 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is extremely cool! I remember seeing this exact coin on a CoinWeek "Cool Coins" Youtube video. Fred Weinberg, the owner of the coin back then, was telling a story about a woman who thought this coin would make a good ash tray

The video is "CoinWeek: COOL COINS! ANA National Money Show Portland." on youtube for anybody interested.
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 Posted 11/26/2021  6:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is very cool! Thank you for sharing...
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 Posted 11/26/2021  6:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, never seen anything like it.
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 Posted 11/26/2021  7:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow. That's quite the coin. It also has quite the pedigree.

I'll never understand how errors this evident could have made it into the wild, especially in this era.
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 Posted 11/26/2021  9:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! What a crazy example. I wouldn't normally be a fan of the toning, but I really like it on this one. Compliments the curvature.
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 Posted 11/26/2021  9:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
imagine finding this in Grandpas coin stash!!! Actually, there might and probably are more items like this stashed away somewhere just waiting to be discovered.
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 Posted 11/27/2021  03:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mike1487 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very neat. The outer rim of the coin looks like a rattlesnake.
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 Posted 11/27/2021  09:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JasonKflo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
sweet
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 Posted 11/27/2021  11:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool error. I wonder if the coins that were struck through this die cap also escaped the mint?
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 Posted 11/27/2021  12:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've probably seen this explained before but it didn't stick in my head. How does the expanded, reversed image end up on the opposite side of the coin? The strike against a blank planchet transfers the design through the die cap planchet to the other side while expanding it? Hard to wrap my head around that. And for @Zurie's comment, coins struck with this would have an incuse design like the die itself but also expanded, right?
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 Posted 12/02/2021  9:35 pm  Show Profile   Check sheldius's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sheldius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pretty incredible coin.
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