GTG 1882S Morgan

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Pickin and Grinin, Nov 24, 2020.


What is the grade on the slab

  1. AU58

    0 vote(s)
  2. MS60

    0 vote(s)
  3. MS61

  4. MS63

  5. MS64

  6. MS65

  7. MS62

  1. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    So, I have some die markers that are keeping me from nailing down the VAM for this Morgan. VAM 5 has some die scratches coming from wing tip 2.
    But this also matches some of the markers for VAM 11. The bar on the second 8 is barely there, and it does have the polishing marks from eagles neck to wing. I didn't have enough time last night to make a match.

    Please vote in the poll if you don't want to type your opinion.
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

  4. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    Pretty, I voted 63. They can be pretty strict on the common dates, so could be even lower.
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  5. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    Brightest 1882 I've ever seen.
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  6. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    I'm at MS63. There are too many hits on the cheek and the field below the chin to go in higher IMHO. Lovely coin.
  7. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    I voted MS64.
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  8. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

  9. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    MS64, not fully struck over the ear and a significant scratch in front of it should certainly preclude a gem grade. As @bradgator2 mentioned, they are very strict on common date Morgan Dollars.
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  10. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Yes, this is a very flashy and eye catching Morgan.
    Thank you,
    I wish I had another light, as one of my Jansco lights went out. This would have helped as I could have puled back a little on the other lights, and used the fourth to highlight other areas, change some of the camera settings etc.
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  11. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

  12. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    Honestly, this was my first thought too...but since it wasn't an option I went MS63. The coin does appear to have booming luster which I suspect is making the hits look worse than they actually are.
  13. ddoomm1

    ddoomm1 keep on running

  14. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd Supporter

    Very nice Morgan, MS64
  15. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    I think, strong strike especially the cap and floral, brilliant luster and great feather definition on reverse.
  16. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Look at the post again CamaroDMD, MS-62 appears at the bottom of the list. I hesitated also but settled on 62. Good luck
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  17. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    Well...I missed that. Haha. I thought they were in order. I'm gonna stick with MS63. I picked it originally and I will live with that. LOL.
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  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I thought this was a very nice looking Morgan so I went MS-65.
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  19. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

  20. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I tend to side with @CamaroDMD on MS63 due to the hits.
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  21. jgrinz

    jgrinz Senior Member

    Maybe a vam 16 - check that out
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