Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Morgandude11, Apr 22, 2021.
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Surface preservation obverse/ reverse. Is there wear or none? Are there typical, distracting or no obvious distracting marks?
Strike-obverse/reverse. Strong, average, weak, problematic. Key points of the coin that display strike, such as Eagle’s breast, hair, cap, etc.
Luster- obverse/reverse. Brilliant, strong, medium, low, impaired
Eye appeal-obverse/reverse. Extraordinary, strong, good, average, below average, substandard.
Distractions and problems that would lower grade.
Assets that would raise grade.
Feel free to break it down for the newer Morgan collectors.
It is a shadow.
Liberty's cheek is important to the grade. Unmarred "clean cheeks" are coveted, and due to being stored in bags, and shuffled around on occasion, most Morgans picked up "bag marks". There doesn't appear to be anything too heavy on the op coin, mostly just some luster grazes.
The coin appears to have nice luster, kind of satiny, and is attractive.
Very good analysis.
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