GTG: 1889 Toned Morgan Dollar

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Grade, and comments

  1. AU 58

    3 vote(s)
  2. MS 60

    0 vote(s)
  3. MS 61

    1 vote(s)
  4. MS 62

    2 vote(s)
  5. MS 63

    4 vote(s)
  6. MS 64

    5 vote(s)
  7. MS 65

    1 vote(s)
  8. MS 66

    0 vote(s)
  9. +

    1 vote(s)
  10. Other—specify

    1 vote(s)
  1. Morgandude11

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

    You know what to do. TrueView is far less flattering than real coin. 20724DD8-AD75-42A5-8C4E-5993877C5EB1.jpeg 08F0BB85-5F84-4446-A551-3E935DF586FF.jpeg 05E96C2F-5457-4C00-B42D-CA6D80A8A602.jpeg
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  3. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title] Supporter

    Heavily toned coins are SO hard to grade in photos because the toning can hide so much. Looking at the photos, I do see some minor hits in the fields...especially on the reverse. It has a few dings here and there but overall has lovely eye appeal.

    Strike isn't spectacular but also isn't terrible.

    I feel it has a few too many imperfections to make 65...but again, so hard to grade toners in photos. I'm going to say it's a stunning MS64+.
  4. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    My first impression was AU, my second impression was that the coin just looks hinky. The colors and progressions are strange for a Morgan Dollar. I suppose this could have happened after decades in an album, but it could also be the work of a coin doctor.

    Anyway, I am sticking with my first impression. AU58
  5. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    many dittos
  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I'll guess AU-58 as well.
  7. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

  8. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    I agree with the guys who say it kind of has an AU look. But I'm guessing it's a slider that was forgiven, and even boosted for color, my best guess is 64. In hand I might think differently. It's no better than 64 anyway, that's all I can say with some watch me be way off.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2021
  9. David Betts

    David Betts Elle Mae Clampett cruising with Dad

    I'm with the 64 crew nice coin /share
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

  11. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    I have to go a bit higher say MS64.. hard to judge a toned coin like that lol :D
    I see no wear or rub and no major dings so will stick with 64
  12. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Well-Known Member

    On the the real photo, is a fingerprint causing those lines across her face?
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  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    First impression was just a weak strike, but upon blowing up the TrueView, I'm seeing wear in several places and the scratches on the reverse also bring it to a AU58, IMO.
  14. Scott J

    Scott J Well-Known Member

    Is that a little bit of wear on her hair right above the ear? Other than that that I'm not seeing any wear. I don't know. I'm still going to guess ms 63 and assume it's just my eyes.
    Very pretty coin!!
  15. Morgandude11

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

  16. COOPER12

    COOPER12 Well-Known Member

    your pics make it look nice
    I do not like the Trueview pics though, to me they make the coin look strange.
  17. Anthony Mazza

    Anthony Mazza Active Member

  18. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    @Morgandude11 Lovely coin. The toning might be obscuring a few other minor imperfections but I have it as a MS 64+
    It appears your poll will not allow a grade AND a + symbol
  19. Morgandude11

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

    No real shock with this one. It has been deemed MS twice—it was in an NGC holder as a 63*, and the previous owner went for upgrade. The toning has been deemed market acceptable—I suspect it is the combination of Sulfur paper roll toning, and “good ole blue” album toning.

  20. David Betts

    David Betts Elle Mae Clampett cruising with Dad

    5 right unless we add the + then 4 more thanks for sharing
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  21. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    63+ didn't look above!!!!,sweet color.
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