1880S Morgan Dollar -Help with Grade

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  1. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I have this 1880S Morgan Dollar and need help with Grade . Thanks in advance .:)
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  3. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Lots of reflection on reverse photo and cannot determine wear or poor strike on breast, a few field issues, so i will default to wear and MS-61.
    The obverse has lots of facial scratches and dings as well as wear on the stars at 3, 4 and 5 o'clock, so, AU-58.
    Overall, AU-58 because of photo quality, IMO.
     
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  4. William F

    William F Well-Known Member

    MS60, & I might just be seeing things, but it looks like some MD on the date...
     
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  5. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank


    not MD, just toning strangely
     
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  6. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    High AU to low MS with that color.
     
  7. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    AU-55
    The toning will be an impact as much as the light wear.
     
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  8. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    I'm at AU55 with that one. The coin definitely has some wear as this issue is almost always found fully struck.
     
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  9. Phil's Coins

    Phil's Coins Well-Known Member

    I have one that is very similar and the grade was AU55.
    Stay Safe
     
  10. 1865King

    1865King Well-Known Member

    AU 55 with possible artificial toning. 1880-S is a very common dollar. If not artificially toned then it's worth about $40.00 to $50.00. If artificially toned then $25.00.
     
  11. halfcent1793

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  12. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    The pic's are slightly blurred and the tone seems artificial in my opinion. I'll withhold any further opinion, Good luck Sal
     
  13. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Definite signs of wear on the coin. Eagle’s breast denuded, on a normally well struck coin. I say low grade AU. My call is AU 50.
     
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  14. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    Some light wear to me...somewhere in AU.
     
  15. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Light wear???? Look at the area circled. 1880s is very well struck. Feathers are completely worn. AU 50 is generous.

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  16. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    I had the same thought at first too...I was gonna say AU50 at best. But, the more I look at it the more I think there is some feather detail being hidden by the dark toning. There is absolutely some wear there...but I don't think the breast feathers are completely worn down.
     
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  17. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    At any rate, to be honest, it is a ghastly looking coin. Given the easy availability of gorgeous 1880s coins, it is not worth any numismatic premium, imho.
     
  18. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    exactly saw the breast said 53 at best and the breaks in the color make me think it would also get questionable color/toning and a details grade because of it. the coin itself is in great shape, but as morgandude said with it being so common you can pick up a beautiful MS graded example for 50-60 dollars this one carries little premium over melt value
     
  19. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    100% agree. I wouldn't pay more than melt for it.
     
  20. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    It was free , so it's a win win situation . ;)
     
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  21. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    For free I'd take it for sure.
     
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