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1881 S Morgan For Grade - And - Is This A Pl, DMPL Or Not?

 
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 Posted 12/16/2021  2:05 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Coinstrike to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
When I saw this at a local coin store yesterday, I had to buy it. I don't think I'm much of a coin grader and would welcome feedback on a grade for if. It's difficult to capture when these are in a plastic case, but this has the appearance of a cameo proof. I'm hoping it's PL or DMPL. I spent hours on trying to VAM it, and it looks like there are more hours ahead on that, but really wonder what you would grade this and if you think it's PL, DMPL or not. Thank you.





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 Posted 12/16/2021  2:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Surface detail does not show clearly in either set of pics.
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 Posted 12/16/2021  3:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinstrike to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I took the case apart and re-snapped the pictures with the coin resting in it without being covered (so I didn't have to touch it). Do these show better? Thank you.





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 Posted 12/16/2021  3:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinstrike to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If not, I'll probably delete this post and start over.
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 Posted 12/16/2021  6:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JasonKflo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't see proof like but maybe just the pics . If the check scrape is just the luster I'll toss out 65 . They tend to grade 81S tough. My 65 looks prooflike and 66
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 Posted 12/17/2021  12:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinstrike to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks much Jason, really appreciate. Still working on better pics.
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 Posted 12/18/2021  2:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From some of the pics it *might* go PL. Probably 64-65.
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 Posted 12/19/2021  12:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add muddler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't see proof like in the photos.



You are looking for more of a cameo look for a proof like designation.
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 Posted 12/24/2021  08:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The images you've posted show the obverse fields as a bit hazy and probably would not receive a PL designation.
MS64 for me.
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 Posted 12/24/2021  08:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say MS-64.
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 Posted 12/25/2021  12:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NDBirdman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it might push MS65.

So what's the VAM question?
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 Posted 12/29/2021  3:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinstrike to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To me it looks more like a VAM 1 than anything else, but I don't see the markers in the first 8 of the date. I keep going over the VAMs but so far have been unable to match it to one.
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 Posted 12/29/2021  3:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Don't wear yourself out trying to VAM an 1881-S. This issue can be one of the toughest to nail down if you don't have a smoking gun S/S mint mark, VAM-1B or VAM-54B ( VAM of the year btw)
Of the 10 examples I have only one I have been able to attribute as a VAM-13, an S/S.
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Thank you Dave700x. I guess I'll put this down, I've spent a pretty good amount of time on it and without your comment, who knows how long I would have chased my tail?
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You and me both brother....
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