1881 S DPL Morgan

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  1. txguy

    txguy Active Member

    is that scratching on the reverse? what a fair price range?
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  3. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Those lines are from die polishing. I think they’re cool. I can’t help with value, sorry.
     
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  4. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    The reverse is die polish lines. The coin looks pretty nice from the images.
    I'd start with eBay and Heritage completed sales to get an idea of the price range (Heritage also has greysheet numbers).
     
  5. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    Nice Morgan. RARELY and I mean RARELY do you find a Morgan that has an obverse
    that looks better than the reverse. The cheek looks nice and clean, a true rarity at
    this grade level.
     
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  6. ldhair

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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Very nice and a great example of Die polish lines.
     
  8. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    CDN suggests $780. But check the auctions.
     
  9. txguy

    txguy Active Member

    the current bid is at $475. i’m waiting to see where it’s going.
     
  10. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Beautiful coin.
     
  11. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    Here some recent auction results: 0CFD710A-42D3-4EF5-AF64-BCF16BF59734.jpeg
     
  12. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Wow! That's a perty Morgan.
    Where is the bid now? I am thinking that someone believes they can get that one into a 66 and or a +* slab.
    @txguy
     
  13. Guy Ferguson

    Guy Ferguson Member

    I made a mistake and bought a roll of "uncirculated Morgans on ebay that we rolled in very old Carson City Bank rolls. All the coins have "bag Marks" and none in this roll were CC dollars. Here's my 1881s. I have no idea on grading, don't think it would fair well if graded. Would like some opinions.
     

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  14. John Skelton

    John Skelton Morgan man!

    Okay, the first thing I thought of was the lines were from an attempt to clean the coin. You know, hairlines all going the same direction. So how are die polishing lines different?
     
  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Die polishing occurs at the Mint, cleaning does not.
     
  16. Mike Thornton

    Mike Thornton Active Member

    Scratches would result in depressions into the material, whereas die polishing marks will result in raised lines on the surface as the material flows into the polishing lines during striking. Correct?
     
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  17. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    You’ll notice the lines in the fields, but disappearing at the devices. That’s one tell, also the lines are raised as mentioned above.
     
  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes
     
  19. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    You have to be picky with the deep mirror PLs. I've seen some 65s and 64s that look like they have road rash. The one in the OP is outstanding. I absolutely love the cameo black and white appearance they can have. I personally stay away from the Morgans that are solid mirror across the entire coin with no cameo.
     
  20. txguy

    txguy Active Member

    currently at $523 right now
     
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  21. Mike Thornton

    Mike Thornton Active Member

    Thanks for the confirmation and reality check..
     
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