GTG: 1883-O Morgan Dollar

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by jtlee321, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    I picked this up over the weekend at a local show. I liked the subtle color and the O/O variety. It's a VAM-3a. I thought I would do a Guess The Grade since I have not done one on a Morgan for a while. The lines on the reverse from the R of DOLLAR up through the eagle are planchet striation marks.

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  3. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Numismatic Enthusiast

  4. tpsadler

    tpsadler Numismatist

    MS-64 Toned .. Maybe outside MS65 but think Check on Obv and Secondary Surface have to many Bag Marks to make 65.. Very Nice coin.
     
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  5. jtlee321

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    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

  7. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    AU64. She's just missing too much detail for comfort. Weak branch mint, they probably gave her MS. If they did, I can even see her in 65, given the way they're grading, these days. Now I don't want to start a riot, but I think they're a little looser. Either way, another nice pickup. You have good taste in these, Justin.
     
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  8. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Numismatic Enthusiast

    You mean MS 64? No AU 64
     
  9. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    I would agree with you on the AU look. But looking it over, it really has no actual luster breaks. Looking at other examples of this particular VAM, I think it has a lot to do with the planchet preparation and the dies that were used to strike them. Also this was grade before 1989. ;)

    And thank you on the compliment. :)
     
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  10. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    He's referring to what's known as a "Super Slider" a coin that has very clean fields nice eye appeal but just the slightest trace of friction wear. It's a coin that might technically be an AU but was graded as an MS.
     
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  11. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Numismatic Enthusiast

    Oh, well now I know...
     
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  12. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    I'm in at MS65, then. Just to be different. :)
     
  13. mynamespat

    mynamespat Missing Hugs and Handshakes

    65 - mushy strike'd
     
  14. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    I'll go 65 nice pick up
     
  15. heavycam.monstervam

    heavycam.monstervam Outlaw Trucker & Coin Hillbilly

    If graded that long ago ill say MS64.
    I cant say ive ever seen striations down in that area before. Strange
     
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  17. Wheatmaster101

    Wheatmaster101 U.S. Cent Collector

  18. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    I didn't even notice them until I posted the image. LOL Then I looked it over and confirmed what they are.
     
  19. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    64, maybe star, depending on which tpg.
     
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  20. JPeace$

    JPeace$ Coinaholic

    Can't see this as a "*", if NGC, but I see this as a high end 64. I'll guess 65.
     
  21. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    That old of holder I’ll go 63,
     
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