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1921 And 1921-S Morgan (My Firsts)

 
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 Posted 01/14/2022  6:07 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ericgreen to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey all. I got my first two Morgan's in the mail today. I am trying to figure out what grade these might be. Also, these are the first coin picture I have ever taken, so hopefully they are good enough to judge. Thanks!

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 Posted 01/14/2022  6:25 pm  Show Profile   Check pristine2's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pristine2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome!

Your pics aren't terrible, but coin pics really must be taken face on and not at an angle unless you are trying to enhance the view of a specific feature. Of course blurriness is to be avoided.

At first blush the coins look genuine -- which is no small issue when dealing with 1921 Morgans, counterfeits of which blight the marketplace by the gazillions.

If you plan to buy raw coins like this often, it is worth investing in a small scale and a caliper to help verify authenticity.
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 Posted 01/14/2022  8:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ericgreen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the advice. Tried to get some better faceon pictures. There is a light shadow on the bottom of the coins from being more faceon.

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 Posted 01/14/2022  9:36 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The second set of photos are way better, well done. It is difficult to get the perfect light settings to get the entire coin lit up. The setup you have seems to work great.

The 1921 Philly I would say it is uncirculated, but it has a lot of contact marks and cabinet rub on the cheek. MS-61

The 1921-S has been in quite a few hands. XF-40
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 Posted 01/15/2022  05:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
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 Posted 01/15/2022  05:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I say AU-58 and XF-40
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 Posted 01/15/2022  06:43 am  Show Profile   Check pristine2's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pristine2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice work on the pics! Usually takes people a long time to get the lighting right. They are much better than the first set.

The coins are genuine. I'm at MS-60 on the 1921. I'm still a little unsure about the surfaces on the 1921-S -- there may have been an old cleaning. It would probably require a loop or scope to say for sure. There's plenty of wear. Put me in at VF-35.

Honestly, while both coins are worth having, neither is worth slabbing. Maybe the 1921 if you're sending in a number of other coins.
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 Posted 01/15/2022  08:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm at MS61 and EF40 based on your second set of images which are quite nice btw.
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 Posted 01/15/2022  10:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


your 21(P) I have at MS61

your 21(S) I have at XF45
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 Posted 01/15/2022  11:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm at MS62 for the 1921, VF35 for the 1921-S. The old cleaning is quite apparent though.
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 Posted 01/15/2022  12:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ericgreen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
NumisEd, what are you seeing that shows an old cleaning?
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