Guess a 1884 O Morgan Grade

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by tpsadler, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. tpsadler

    tpsadler Numismatist

    Here is a new photo of a 1884 O Morgan Dollar
    Can anyone guess the grade. Answer on Saturday.

    1884 O Morgan B Obv.jpg 1884 O Rev B.jpg
     
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  3. longshot

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  4. heavycam.monstervam

    heavycam.monstervam Outlaw Trucker & Coin Hillbilly

    Look at that patina, I like it
    Sixty Fo'
     
  5. ldhair

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  6. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    MS 63, maybe 64 if the toning got it bumped up a grade.
     
  7. Cascade

    Cascade The Blind VAMmer

    64 isn't out of the question but the color could be hiding light scratches. Tuff to accurately grade toners like this one from static photos
     
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  9. Paddy54

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  11. JPeace$

    JPeace$ Coinaholic

    I'll say 63, possible 64. The toning makes it difficult to judge, but I do believe there is some nice luster left on the coin.
     
  12. ToppCatt

    ToppCatt ToppCatt

    AU58 - wear in the hair.
     
  13. delly

    delly New Member

    It appears to have had some wear on the obv., especially in the hair.
    Would make it an AU 58.
    Looks like it then re-toned naturally, and was probably graded a 62 or a 63.
     
  14. physics-fan3.14

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

    I think what you are seeing is from a weak strike. It doesn't look like wear to me.

    Does it have wear, or doesn't it?
     
  15. Mainebill

    Mainebill Love pretty coins

    Ms 63 nice color. I like the look of it
     
  16. rlm's cents

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  17. Santinidollar

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    63. Attractive toning
     
  18. tpsadler

    tpsadler Numismatist

    1884 O Mogan PCGS MS64.jpg All of you done well .. Getting a photo of a toned coin can be a real treat .. least for me .. This photo is how it looks in person as best as it could be photographed. Most O Mint Morgan are weak stuck this one is not an exception :) One thing it has going for it is the OGH
     
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  19. heavycam.monstervam

    heavycam.monstervam Outlaw Trucker & Coin Hillbilly

    :cigar:
    That's it....I'm gonna hafta build a new CT trophy case
     
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  20. heavycam.monstervam

    heavycam.monstervam Outlaw Trucker & Coin Hillbilly

    downloadfile_1.jpg To some collectors, the highlighted area would indicate a circulated coin,but, if you look closely, there appears to be luster here, which would actually indicate a weak strike.
    This is how you can tell the difference between a weak strike and wear. Granted, it's much easier to do so in-hand than in a photo.
    The obverse toning makes it much harder to highlight this, and, could easily be confused with wear in the hair.
     
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  21. tpsadler

    tpsadler Numismatist

    I agree, also the flatness of the Eagle Breast feathers or the very little detail along with the flatness of the mint mark should toning or bag marks hide any of the other areas.
    The area directly over the Ear on the Obverse with luster still showing is good also identifying a weak strike..
     
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