Guess The Grade: 1881-S Morgan Dollar

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  1. Savy

    Savy Well-Known Member

    Just received this coin today. Extremely happy with it and thought I should do a guess the grade. Good luck!

    1881-s tooned morgan.png
    1881-S.png 1881-S Reverse.png
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  3. rzage

    rzage What Goes Around Comes Around .

    Pics are a little hard to tell , but I'll say 64+ to 65+. I really like the color on her . Nice pick up .
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  4. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

  5. Savy

    Savy Well-Known Member

    Glad you like it :) I know it's hard to tell from the pics, but there are virtually no marks on the cheek and what looks like hits is just toning. I'm new to photography and I'm having trouble taking photos that actually look like the coin :p In hand, the coin looks exactly like the first pic, which was taken by the seller.
  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I don't see any luster at all on the coin.

  7. Savy

    Savy Well-Known Member

    The coin is very lustrous, it's just the pictures that make it seem otherwise. Here is a
    quick shot I took that shows its luster.
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  9. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I would like to see better photos of both sides of the entire coin.

  10. carboni7e

    carboni7e aka MonsterCoinz

  11. Savy

    Savy Well-Known Member

    It is graded by PCGS.
  12. Savy

    Savy Well-Known Member

    Attached are most of the photos I took of the coin.

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  14. JPeace$

    JPeace$ Coinaholic

    tough to judge from the pictures. In many of the pictures, the luster does not shine threw. On a couple I can see some luster, but not much. Looks fairly clean of contact marks, but it's tough to see the real surfaces of the coin.
  15. BigTee44

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  16. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

  17. Savy

    Savy Well-Known Member

    The luster doesn't shine through in most of the pictures because I am using a ring light. The lamp I usually use is broken and all I have left is the ring light, which doesn't show luster. In the photos where you see a little bit of luster, that is because I stopped using the ring light and I had no lamps. In hand, the luster is booming.
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  18. Morgandude11

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

    MS 65, as TPGs are very hard on that date. Normally, I would say 66, but I know they bust hard on 1881s and 1882s.
  19. mikem2000

    mikem2000 Lost Cause

    MS 66 All day long.....
  20. aronsamma

    aronsamma Active Member

    Toss up between 65 and 66 for me, but I'm leaning toward 65 because of the marks behind the head on the obverse
  21. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Ahhh - at least 1 other person has eyes :)

    That coin, with those marks, no way it should be a 65 let alone anything higher.

    But rather obviously, other opinions differ. Big surprise that :rolleyes:
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