GTG Monster 1880 Toned Morgan

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by toned_morgan, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    I'm pretty sure we can all agree this is almost a monster toned Morgan dollar. In hand, it definitely is... Anyway, guess the grade!

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  3. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

  4. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

  5. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    MS-63 I normally do not like the look of toned coins, however, I will make an exception in this case. Love the high points star-like effect and beautiful contrast.:)
     
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  6. Morgandude11

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

    63. Nice toning. Not quite monster, but attractive.
     
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  7. jgrinz

    jgrinz Senior Member

  8. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Should be a 63, but guessing 64.
     
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  11. Kentucky

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  12. ddoomm1

    ddoomm1 keep on running

  13. LRC-Tom

    LRC-Tom Been around the block...

    Nice color, but a lot of bagmarks. 63.
     
  14. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    I'd have thrown the wench out of bed.......
     
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  15. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I certainly wonder what these Monster Toners will look like in 100 years when the oxidation has gone terminal. Will all these formerly 4 and 5 figure coins suddenly become black hockey pucks that you can't give away? I guess if I live to 125 I'll let you all know
     
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  16. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    Look at the ancients that have been around thousands of years that aren't terminal. I think you have your answer.
     
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  17. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    For every pristine coin there are a hundred that need major cleaning to become presentable. I’m currently working on a Commodus denarius that at first looked bronze, but major cleaning had revealed to be silver. Fortunately I won’t get crucified for cleaning That coin
     
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  18. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    Reveal tomorrow!!!
     
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  19. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Ditto
     
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  20. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Makes me sad seeing these coins. Sad because I wasn't smart enough to buy the folders in the 1980s with rolls of these one sided toners in them. I remember seeing Ben Marlenee popping out coin after coin like this. I asked about them, he said, "collectors are only interested in toned coins on both sides". I never questioned him, (he was probably right at the time).
     
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  21. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    You can still get these toned coins for quite cheap if you know where to look. On ebay, crummy pictures and individual sellers are the things to look for. Also, offers are something that you can abuse if you want a really good deal.
     
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