Damaged Morgan

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Mike185, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    I picked up this Morgan for 17$ but I new it was damaged and been cleaned. He wanted $25. But I started to look at where the rim was been pushed and it looks to have been from a slab. I lined it up with another Morgan. What do you guys think? Damaged from a slab?

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Interesting. Looks like slab damage. But how?

    Could of been part of some jewelry that held it in a similar way? Or maybe like a metal belt buckle piece?
  4. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    I don't think a plastic slab would displace the silver like that. It was probably mounted in a belt buckle or piece of jewelry, the position of the damage is just coincidental.
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Here are 3 Examples I just saw on the internet..
    See how they are held in place?
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  6. physics-fan3.14

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

    Slabs don't damage coins.

    But jewelry mounts do.

    And, it is very likely that a jewelry mount would be in the same four spots.
  7. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I am in agreement with Physics and Paddy. The TPG’s role is protecting our coins. If the slabs were damaging our coins there would have been a firestorm long before now. That would have been a jewelry mounting of some sort..... Either way, nice pick up for seventeen bucks.
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  8. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    Aaahhhh I bet you guys are right on the belt thing. Looks like there was glue on the reverse at some point.
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  9. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    I would take any Morgan for melt anytime. Nice find.
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Damage in circulation or from a piece of jewelry like a mount. Good price.
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