GTG 1881-S $1

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Dmarq, Jun 23, 2021.

  1. Dmarq

    Dmarq New Member

    Hey all. I'm learning, but still terrible at this grading thing. I've got this one that I feel is undergraded as it 'seems' better than others of the same grade. Curious on your input. Thanks for your time.

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  3. Scott J

    Scott J Well-Known Member

    MS 62. Looks like a few big hits might be holding it back a bit. Above the eye, and in front of the nose.
  4. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title] Supporter

    I think it's an MS63. It has some dings in the focal areas on the obverse which bring the grade down. That, combined with the fact that the 1881-S is one of the strictest graded Morgan's...I don't see this coin any higher.
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  5. Jim-P

    Jim-P Supporter! Supporter

    I like 63, I think the blemishes are slight. Looks nicer than the 81-S I'm fixin' to send in.
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  6. green18

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  7. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    Based solely on the average/limited pics, I'd say 63...maybe on the up-side toward a 64 and maybe PL in either case. Everyone has coins they feel have been under-graded, that's for sure.
  8. Morgandude11

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

    MS 63. Too many bag marks, especially on the obverse, to grade any higher.
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  9. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    MS62 PL on the label, but more like a MS63-64 PL 81-s probably the most harshly graded morgans (as they one of the most common in high grade)
  10. COOPER12

    COOPER12 Well-Known Member

    MS-63 for me as well.
  11. Dmarq

    Dmarq New Member

    Ms 63.
    You are good at this. I have a 65 81s that I was comparing it to, maybe that was over graded. I appreciate your input.
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  18. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Looks like a typical decent MS64. A few less blems, then maybe a 65.
  19. john65999

    john65999 Well-Known Member

    amazing coin, love the luster
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  20. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Bag marks, striation lines obverse and reverse, nick above eye. MS-60, it's a keeper. Thanks for sharing it.
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  21. Mountain Man

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    I think the MS63 is about right. The chatter on the face brings it down, IMO.
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