Can you help an ancients guy with grading a Morgan?

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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I've had this coin since the early 70s, when I was a kid. I know it's one of the most common and least pricey of the series, but I would like your opinions about its grade. I'd call it EF or so, but have no idea which numerical grade (EF 45??) it would get. I'm an ancients collector, where technical grade is a secondary consideration.

    What grade would you assign it?

    Thanks so much!

    Morgan 1921.jpg
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I would say your almost spot on . Maybe EF40 - AU50 .
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  4. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Since I see luster in the protected areas, it grades at least EF-45. Chances are it’s AU-50 or 53. I would not go any higher than that.
  5. physics-fan3.14

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    Yeah, EF-45 seems like a reasonable grade. There is luster evident, but sufficient wear to preclude an AU grade.

    Realistically, on these coins, there isn't much difference in value between EF-AU. You're splitting hairs between EF-40 and 45, but I think this warrants a 45.
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  6. Roman Collector

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  7. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Spot on, you got it right, in my opinion.
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not like grading an ancient coin is it? Lol I see this as a solid XF-45 with a decent shot at an AU-50. A very common date but it's clean and mostly mark free. A nice example but it's not ancient. :smuggrin:
  9. whopper64

    whopper64 Well-Known Member

    Overall, a nice, clean Morgan. I agree with the majority of posts that it looks like an EF, but I'm certainly not qualified to determine it's numerical grade.
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  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I think grade would be secondary to the sentimental value, having had the coin as long as you have. I have a 1922 silver dollar that was my mom's birth year and handed down to me. Grade? I don't care as I'll never part with it.
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  11. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Well-Known Member

    AU, but cleaned.
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