GTG: 1880-S Morgan Dollar

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Guess The Grade

  1. AU58

    0 vote(s)
  2. MS61

    0 vote(s)
  3. MS62

    0 vote(s)
  4. MS63

    4 vote(s)
  5. MS64

    16 vote(s)
  6. MS65

    7 vote(s)
  7. MS66

    0 vote(s)
  8. +

    5 vote(s)
  9. PL

    8 vote(s)
  10. DMPL

    17 vote(s)
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  1. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title] Supporter

    Here is a lovely 1880-S Morgan I just added to the collection. The coin is graded by PCGS. Guess the Grade!

    Also, a shoutout to @Morgandude11 who helped me track down this coin. Of know the grade so no cheating. :D

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  3. Scott J

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  4. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

  5. COOPER12

    COOPER12 Well-Known Member

    64 dmpl me thinks
  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

  7. royster

    royster southroy Supporter

    Great eye appeal and just a very nice looking coin! MS-64 DMPL
  8. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Lovely coin! Great detail in the hair, normal bag marks over the face and a really nice reverse.
    MS 65 DMPL
  9. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Well-Known Member

  10. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    Certainly no less than 64 and DMPL very likely. I want to call it 65 but the few marks on the neck give me pause. Aw, what the heck, 65 DMPL.
  11. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    64PL it is an 80S after all.
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  12. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    Looks 64 PL at minimum...may well be 65 and DMPL. Sometimes close-up photos expose so many minute imperfections that it makes it look far worse than in-hand, eye-appeal images. I'm sure this is a beauty.
  13. Morgandude11

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

    I will not guess the grade, as I helped Richie find the coin, so I know about it. I’ve also seen the very accurate seller’s pictures, which show it to be a stunning coin. It is from a very reliable dealer. It has a sledgehammer strike, super luster, and great cameo, with very minimal distractions for its type. The reflectivity is great, and overall, I think he made an incredibly smart purchase. In my opinion, I think it is borderline undergraded. Absolutely a beautiful example of that date, and type.
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  14. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

  15. physics-fan3.14

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

    I went a little lower than the group, at 63PL. There are some pretty severe marks on the cheek, neck, and obverse field. There's also quite a few smaller marks scattered around. Looks like a nice coin, so I hope for your sake its a 64PL.
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  16. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title] Supporter

    I completely agree with you. I think this coin is borderline undergraded as well and if it were any other date than an 80-S or an 81-S it would be a point higher.

    What struck me first when I got the coin in hand was the strike. This coin is the definition of full struck. The details are stunning.

    I believe my photos give a really good in-hand view of this coin. There is some slight haziness on the left side field on the obverse and a couple (non-distracting) hits on the neck. There is also a very small hit on the Eagle's breast.
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  17. Morgandude11

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

    :) :) :)
  18. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title] Supporter

    The cheek on this coin is actually very clean. What looks like marks on the cheek are actually small breaks in the frost catching the light. This is a pretty common effect with frosty Morgan's.

    The only real hits on the obverse are those on the neck.
  19. Bruce DiLego

    Bruce DiLego Member

    I am saying MS 64 and not going with a PL only because I have had PCGS not grade the PL designation if there are any signs of the frosted area on the face not complete or a little shiny. I believe it is a PL but may not have received that, thanks
  20. 1865King

    1865King Well-Known Member

    I'm going with 63 PL possible DMPL but, hard to tell with the pictures. Seems to be to many hits to be much better than a 63 but, wouldn't be surprised to see it in a 64 PL slab.
  21. Tusky Ranger

    Tusky Ranger Active Member

    Sweet coin - way outta my league :(
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