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Why Are So Many Early CC-Morgans So Blackened And Other Early Mintmarks Blast White?

 
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 Posted 07/17/2022  1:42 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add FlyingTiger to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This has baffled me to why this is.Doesn't this seem strange to you or I'm I alone in this observation.What say you.
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 Posted 07/17/2022  6:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Different storage conditions will result in different results. Just the way it is.
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 Posted 07/17/2022  7:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Carson City coins were exposed to fumes from coal and wood fires for heat, kerosene lamps for light and much harsher conditions in manufacture and transportation. The Carson City mint was also quite remote with rough 'roads' used to move the coins as it was located near the silver supply causing more Bag Marks, exposure to dust, moisture and maybe even rain from time to time. I'm sure that impurities in the alloys used for the coins also has a lot to do with the dark coloration of these coins.

I'm sure the other mint locations had some of the same conditions to deal with, it just seems to me that the CC mint was more of a Wild West type of operation.

This is just my thinking from what I've read over the years. I could be way off.
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 Posted 07/17/2022  8:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One of the contributing factors is dipping for blast white coins. As late as the early 1970's the Morgan's were still in circulation at the Nevada casinos for their slot machines. At that time I looked at a couple thousand Morgan's for CC and key dates and only found a couple of CC coins, and the CC coins that I found were so damage that I did not keep the CC dates. At that time the CC dates were already pulled by collectors and stored. A longer storage time for the CC dates could add to the toning.
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 Posted 08/04/2022  11:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldgrouchyguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
BU CC's were mostly in bags until Nixon freed them; silver dips take a lot of credit for blast white coins: I remember a dealer's case at an old Bay State show, 1980s?, in which every Morgan and Peace dollar were dipped-that was the "thing to do"
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