GTG - 1898-O Morgan $1

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  1. CircCam

    CircCam Victory

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    I had a lot of fun photographing this one and tried several different lightings as this coin is a bit of a chameleon. Guess the grade!
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  3. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    Really nice coin with original surfaces.
    Everyone bit of a MS64....with a Small Shot on MS65.
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  4. heavycam.monstervam

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  5. longshot

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  6. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    I am at a solid 64. Looks like a nice, attractive coin.
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  8. buckeye73

    buckeye73 Active Member

    A solid MS 64 with a reasonable shot at 65.
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  10. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    I'll go with 65 on this heavy dings, light scuffs only...nice luster...clean rev...pretty coin!
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  11. CircCam

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    I'm more of a circulated type of guy but have been on an MS Morgan kick lately- this one is semi-PL and I'm at a loss how you guys capture it. The mirror areas reflect the lens and make those areas look dark... I have to tilt it to show a better presentation but it kills being able to crop it nicely. Oh well, I suppose that is what separates the pros from the hacks. EDIT: :rolleyes: lol. Whoops.
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  12. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    I'll go with an EW MS65...:)
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  13. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I have seen the grade on this one gonna have to recuse myself.
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  14. CircCam

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    Well I guess the cat is out of the bag... forgot to crop out the whole code. As usual the photos where I'm not trying look better.
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  16. CircCam

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    It only qualifies if you meet at least 3 of the following criteria:
    -guess the grade from the latest and greatest mobile device on the market
    -are at least 4,000 ft. above sea level
    -are flying over a geographic location where coconuts grow naturally
    -are riding in a car that costs at least $300k USD
    -are surrounded by at least 7.5 beautiful women
    -are grading from a world-class grading office with no bathrooms
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  17. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    The closest I can get is using my wife's (not my secretary's) tablet...:p
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  18. physics-fan3.14

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    A 65 and a CAC with those marks in the obverse field? Wow, I'm really surprised.
  19. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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  20. CircCam

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    I can see that...sometimes I do all right with photos but I couldn’t do this one justice hence the multiple sets above.

    In hand, compared to the last GTG coin I did (MS64 81-S in the oldish NGC holder) there is no question this one is a grade higher IMO (strike aside). I viewed over a hundred Morgans in 65/66 in person and this had superior eye appeal to them all... it has a frosty devices, semi-PL thing going on that is really cool and looks great in-hand.

    I have to think it CAC’d based on eye appeal as I’m in agreement those marks would usually hold it back from the bean. And admittedly, I argued as much when negotiating. ;) (To no avail...oh well. It’s a sweet coin.)
  21. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    I think She's graded just right.
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