GTG - 1881 S Morgan

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by GeorgeM, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

    In an older PCGS holder, if that matters. I'll try an figure out the VAM later.

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  3. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    MS66 for the Z man . . .
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  4. potty dollar 1878

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  5. Silvergmen

    Silvergmen SILVER & MORGAN Obsessed

    I’m not bold enough to guess if it’s pl unless it’s in hand. That’s a nice coin, I’m going to go 65.
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  6. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    It looks like a 66 but could be MS65 in an older holder.
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  7. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Ms 64 by those images
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  8. Morgandude11

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

    Not great pictures. From those, 65. Simply cannot tell if it is PL from those pics.
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  9. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    Honestly too hard to tell from the pics. They are too bright or overexposed.
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  10. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

    I'll see if I can get some additional pictures. IMO it looks slightly better in hand than the pics I took captured. But, it's only a fair GTG with a variety of lighting levels and angles to consider.

    Also, is there a way to tell when a slab was created? Other than general ranges of dates due to the style of holder? I mean, does the initial series number on the slab indicate when it was assigned?

    In these pics, the scratches on the obverse at cheek, chin, and cap all seem to be on the slab, not the coin. And the cheek discoloration in one pic is a reflection from my pants, not a dark spot on the coin. The frosting on the reverse, likewise is on the slab, not the coin.

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  13. Mike Davis

    Mike Davis Supporter! Supporter

    Last pix my side me guess 64+ up unless the scratch is on the we case. I'm not familiar with the old/new cases.
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  15. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    There isn't a way to get an exact date, just a range based on the holder generation.
    See here:
  16. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

  17. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

    Still a bit of time to get your guesses in. Here are some closeups of features that may help nail down the VAM:

    1881s a2 01 pcgs slab.jpg 1881s a2 02 pcgs slab.jpg

    There are some raised dots just above the tips of the arrows on the reverse: 1881s a2 03 raised dots above the arrows.jpg 1881s a2 05 doubled uNum.jpg 1881s a2 06 doubled pluribuS.jpg 1881s a2 07 sTates.jpg 1881s a2 08 staTEs.jpg 1881s a2 09 statES.jpg 1881s a2 10 above the arrows.jpg
  18. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

    There's doubling on various letters of "United" in United States. The I in particular, has a noteworthy chip in the upper left of the cap atop the letter.

    1881s a2 11 UNited doubling.jpg 1881s a2 12 uNIted doubling.jpg 1881s a2 13 unITed doubling.jpg 1881s a2 14 uniTEd doubling.jpg 1881s a2 16 unitED doubling.jpg
  19. potty dollar 1878

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  21. Morgandude11

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

    65, not PL. I don’t collect VAMs.
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