Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by scguy, Oct 1, 2022.
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Where would you place it on the scale? Mid-high?
I would call it a mid level toner based on what I see from the one photo.
On a 1 to 6 scale, where 1 is minimal, and 6 is an insane monster, I would give it a 4. It is very attractive mid level toning, in an OGH, which I tend to really like. I would happily own your coin.
Here's a few examples that are a bit more realistic (not mine, although I wish...). Last one is probably an example of a perfect monster, it's an NGC MS68 star, with a CAC green bean, double sided toning, perfect luster. Anyway, main key to getting knowledgeable when it comes to toned Morgans is just researching a lot, observing, and most importantly, buying a lot of them and getting better at spotting key things that makes a coin desirable.
While many monsters are higher grades, they don't technically need to be a 64. There are monsters at lower grades too (the higher the grade the higher the price though).
Also the three examples are all nice but I'd argue none of those are monster toners. The first one (1887) is the closest but would still be high end (5 out of 6). The other two would be lower on the scale.
Pretty but not a monster these more monster like. Though not insane
Below, is the most universally recognized monster, the celebrated “Moose” it is an unquestionable 6, in terms of intensity of tone, and happens to be a MS 68. It is also probably the most expensive common date Morgan ever, with good reason.
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