1893 CC Morgan Grade Input

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Mark Metzger, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Hey folks,
    Looking for some input on the grade of this raw CC Morgan. My assessment courtesy of Photograde would put it at about VG10/F12
    Not sure what is going on with the cheek. Acetone might remedy it.
    Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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  3. Morgandude11

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

    Looks like damage by some chemical to the cheek. VG details.
     
  4. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Here's a thought...it kinda looks like there is a layer town off on the cheek revealing a sublayer below...could this be a clad counterfeit?
     
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  5. Penna_Boy

    Penna_Boy Just a nobody from the past

    Poor girl's has had a rough life. I like your F12. But the cheek looks bad.
     
  6. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

  7. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Acetone helped out a bit.
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  8. Morgandude11

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

  9. Penna_Boy

    Penna_Boy Just a nobody from the past

    Mark: What was that scar? Does look a bit better.
     
  10. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    It is part of a smallish estate collection that was brought to me to purchase. I have not purchased anything yet but likely will. It was a lot of US silver in old circulated condition.
     
  11. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Maybe residu from an old plastic 2x2. It went away immediately in acetone.
     
  12. LRC-Tom

    LRC-Tom Junior Member

    Probably a Fine on a good day, but the way that cheek looks, it's not a coin many would love.
     
  13. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    It still wouldn't be "clad" even if it was a counterfeit. As that sandwich process is probably more difficult to make.
    I would guess there was a substance on the cheek and someone used a strong abrasive many years ago to remove it , and removed a deep layer of surface patina and metal.
    F Details seems right. It is a rare coin/ semi key date.
     
  14. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    VG10. Not sure it would grade due to the mess with the cheek and the bites taken out of the obverse rim at 5-6:00
     
  15. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    The cheek probably spent a long time in contact with something, hence it toned differently than the rest of the coin. It is unattractive, but not something that would keep it from grading. Acetone seems to have removed whatever residue was there.
     
  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Details due to the damage on her cheek.
     
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