1885CC GSA Morgan Dollar Grade Input

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  1. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Hey folks,
    Just purchased this GSA Morgan and was wondering what sort of grade you thought it would warrant. There is some chatter in the field in front of the face and on the cheek. The reverse is spectacular with just one vac mark to the left of the wing. Anyhow, input would be appreciated. I tried to take representative photos.
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  3. bradgator2

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  4. Captain Sully

    Captain Sully Active Member

    I have a nice Morgan but when graded with a pic like you obverse they said it may have been smoothed?? NG
  5. Dynoking

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  6. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    I would be at MS-62 as well. The reverse is nice, but the side that makes the grade is the worst one. In this case, it's the obverse holding down the grade.
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  7. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Well-Known Member

    It might also have a nasty rim ding under the first 8. Hard to say for certain
  8. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    No, that’s the little do-dad that holds the coin in the case.
  9. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I agree 62
  10. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Well-Known Member

    Well, that’s I thought at first too. But my eyes are playing tricks on me:
  11. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    It looks MS62 to me as well. Is it in an "Uncirculated Silver Dollar" holder? I'm just a little curious. I've no issue on the grade. They just didn't know what they were doing on a lot of these when they holdered them. You see them get MS grades all the time from out of simple "Silver Dollar" holders, is what I'm trying to say.
  12. Morgandude11

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

    I am going to be the party pooper, and go MS 60. There are so many bagmarks on the obverse, it verges on lacking in eye appeal. Since those GSAs are considered uncirculated, I give it the minimum grade MS. Had it not been a GSA, I would have said details, as the obverse looks scratched with all those contact marks. The reverse is nice, but that obverse? Ouch!!
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  13. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I though that as well but it's not in the correct spot based on the reverse images.
  14. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I have to agree with MS-60. Just too many marks.
    Great images.
  15. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Here are a couple more GSAs I purchased with the 1885. These are both 82cc so not as valuable. The first one is nicer than the second. It appears to have some mild “textile” toning where it was up against the bag.
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  16. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Here’s #2
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  17. COOPER12

    COOPER12 Well-Known Member

    I think its MS-61 Because its in A GSA but could see it MS-60 in A regular holder.
  18. Morgandude11

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

    These two are nice. The 82cc coins are keepers—They look around MS 64,with a typical amount of contact marks. . Honestly, I can’t see purchasing the 85cc, unless it was very much below market price, as it is not attractive. I would flip the 85cc, and get my money out of it, as it is not a keeper at all.
  19. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    MS62 is too generous for me...agree with 60 or 61 on the 85-CC
  20. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    I agree with you 100%...except it's a CC. So, a "normal coin" I would say MS60...but because TPGs always tend to give these a CC bump I'm going to call it a MS61.
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  21. schnickelfritz48

    schnickelfritz48 Well-Known Member

    Since the '85-CC is in a GSA holder, I agree with a couple of others, I'd also call it a MS-61. The obverse is a deal breaker as far as being a keeper. As a raw coin, likewise, I'd say a MS-60.
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