Help me decide between two Morgan unicorns

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by NorCal, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    I recently visited a lcs near me and they had both a 1893s in f12 and a 1889cc in xf40. Both are in a pcgs slab. Now since I have some money in the bank making me nothing I’m thinking of buying one of them. The 1889 cc is $2700 and the 93s is $3600. If it was up to you, what would you pick?
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  3. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    Both... buy once cry one
  4. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht / Longacre Enthusiast

    Depends. How much do the coins appeal to you? Which appeals to you more? Do you think you may come across better/nicer ones for the same price?

    Pictures would be nice.
  5. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    I'm not an active collector of Morgans by any means, but if I were to purchase any of the coins that you mentioned above, I'd purchase the 93-S if I was in your position.
  6. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    Both appeal to me. I’ve always wanted a real rarity. Any better and I definitely would not be able to afford. This is my one shot. I like the 93s it’s the king of Morgan’s. A friend of mine that runs a coin shop would go for the 89cc. He’s never had one in his shop and had never seen one better than a g4.
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  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error Specialist "in Training "

    1889 CC Of course . :happy:
  8. Scott J

    Scott J Well-Known Member

    I'm not at your level, but if I was I'm pretty sure I'd decide on eye appeal.
  9. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    I do like it and it is the higher grade.
  10. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    The one that shouts "Buy Me" the loudest. ;)
    Edit. Personally, I'd go for the 1889 CC
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2021
  11. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    Really hoping that Morgandude11 would chime in. This is a tough decision. I’m leaning toward the 89cc
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Ask the owner what can he do if you buy both? Try to cut a deal and cash always helps. That’s a tough choice but I ‘d go for the key date, the 93-S if I could only afford one of them.
  13. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Most folks only dream of owning a '93 S, much more popular-- I think.
  14. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    Alright I headed back to the coin shop. I still haven’t made up my mind. It will come down to eye appeal. Stay tuned for pics
  15. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted Supporter

    Same thoughts here. A coin with good eye appeal is always a winner. I’d not even look at the 93-S as F12 is a very low grade… considering the 89-CC is less expensive and a higher grade coin, I’d probably go for that one.
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