A first for me - Show Grading - Guess the grade part 3 of 5

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by ddddd, May 4, 2022.

  1. Morgandude11

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

    I knew it was a 65 originally. I agree with near monster toning. Once again, I don’t see the 65 grade. It is much cleaner than that, and as I previously said, 66 made sense (given the strict grade on 1881s coins). It is unfortunate, as an NGC 65* with that degree of near monster toning would sell for a lot—probably thousands. PCGS definitely screwed you with an insane grade, and offered nothing in the way of recognition for eye appeal. It will still sell well, as that coin has extremely nice reverse toning.
    jtlee321 and ddddd like this.
  2. Avatar

    Guest User Guest

    to hide this ad.
  3. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I had to try a second time as I didn't agree with the 65 grade. I don't see myself trying any more. I think the value is about the same and maybe even the PCGS holder would help as there are plenty of people who only buy PCGS with TrueView photos. I'm not planning on selling in the near term, so I will continue to enjoy this coin.

    A fun fact: I now have no NGC Morgans left! All my Morgans are in PCGS holders. So I have officially drank the koolaid. :p
    jtlee321 likes this.
  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Just don't forget that you are always welcome around here.
    We answer questions from newbies, the educated, and even trolls.
    Most forget that we are the most opinionated, independent individuals there are.
    Hey, by the way, the dull blast white obv plays a big factor in the grade.

    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    I completely missed the part where it was originally NGC, otherwise I would have totally gotten it... also wrong.
  6. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I’m not leaving for the land of PCGS :p
    I still have NGC, Anacs, Compugrade, ACG, and raw. Just no more NGC toned Morgans. I just remembered I still have blast white NGC Morgans (that are staying in their holders).

    And the obverse is far from dull. It’s lustrous just like you’d expect from an 1881-S.
    jtlee321 likes this.
  7. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I consider your guess to be correct. You’re 1 for 3 in my book. :D
    KBBPLL likes this.
  8. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    You'd be surprised at how strong of money NGC can command. I just listed an 1882-S Morgan in an old NGC Fatty 3.0 with the gold embossed back. It was graded MS-64 with Gold CAC. It sold on eBay in about 8 minutes for north of $1k. :woot:
  9. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I've seen it too. Virtually anything with a Gold CAC is on fire lately. I'm seeing common Mercs and Buffalos in older holders with the Gold CAC bringing $500. With Morgans, I'm not surprised that it's even more.

    I have only cracked out one fatty in all the years I've been collecting. That one had the hologram on the back missing and it was before the run up in prices. Even today it would not have more than a nominal premium for the holder. And besides that one, I have only cracked more modern (90s and later holders) that had no premium (and still don't). I appreciate the older holders, so I would not want to mess with them.
    jtlee321 likes this.
  10. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I've seen a couple of MS-65 1938-D Buffalo Nickels in Rattlers with Gold CAC stickers selling for almost $400.00! I used to sell them for around $100.00. I've got a bunch I need to send in. Now is the time to cash in on this sort of thing.
    ddddd likes this.
  11. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Same here; I sold a gold CAC rattler Buffalo for about $100 a year or two ago. Back then I was happy as I thought I had overpaid for it. Now that's a bargain!

    I wonder if we have a few new people trying to "corner" the gold CAC market. There was a recent thread on the CAC forum discussing the original guy who tried (and ended up losing quite a bit of money doing so).


    Regardless of the cause, the market is hot now and it certainly seems to be the time to send some in to CAC and sell any you already have that you don't have a strong attachment to.
    jtlee321 likes this.
  12. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm still sitting on my 1913 T1 Buffalo in a PCGS MS-65 Doily with Gold CAC. I wonder what that might fetch today. LOL
    Pickin and Grinin and ddddd like this.
  13. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    There was a 66 gold cac in a fatty that brought $6,669 on GC last Sunday. A doily is more valuable than a fatty but a 65 is lower than a 66 (I know captain obvious :p). So I could see anything from $1,500 to $6,000 (I'd guess $2,500 to play it safe).

    Pickin and Grinin likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page