How much do you think this monster will close for?

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  1. mullah

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  3. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    I guess "triple crescent" is a thing now?! :yack:;) Well, it already surpassed my max.
     
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  4. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    damage is damage. should go for melt + maybe 10%
     
  5. physics-fan3.14

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

    That's not a monster. That has very dark toning across most of the coin, with third rotation greens and purples. Any more and it would be black. I find that coin significantly unattractive.

    However, that particular seller has a significant following, and his conis always sell for far more than they should. So, I'll guess this coin sells for "stupid money."
     
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  6. physics-fan3.14

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

    I see 2 crescents myself.... not sure where the Triple is?
     
  7. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

    I want to know how to put a twist into my light.

    Seems like it does amazing thing
     
  8. physics-fan3.14

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

    The more technical term is "axial lighting." And yes, it does amazing things. If you ask an expert photographer like @messydesk or @rmpsrpms , I'm sure they can walk you through how to add this "twist" to your lights.
     
  9. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I don’t find that coin attractive at all. The center toning is not pretty IMO. I would not bid on this piece
     
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  10. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    I quite agree with John.......
     
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  11. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Far cry from "monster".
     
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  12. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    It's currently higher than my guess. I'm out.
     
  13. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    I think the third rainbow is right above the last two numerals of the date and first two stars to the right. My guess on the final bid is $275. IMO it's doesn't have much eye appeal and the seller calls it "Semi Proof Like" (?)
     
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  14. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    The seller describes it as a "triple" & the 2 obvious ones are the one through the hair, & the one across the lips. The 3rd, less noticeable goes partially through the date.
     
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  15. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Awful colors... only average luster... here’s my 1882-S “monster”, which graded 65* and which I bought for much less:

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  16. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Is a 66 and too dark. I find it to have very minimal appeal. But I can see bidiots pushing it to $385
     
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  17. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    Yikes! It's @ $237 w/8 hrs to go; 10 unique bidders, but here's something really telling - 6 of these bidders came after the $200 threshold! :jawdrop::eek:o_O:dead:
     
  18. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    $340 currently and overpriced.
    Is the OP selling this coin?
     
  19. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    There are some collectors who think that all toning is good toning, especially on Morgan Dollars. That is decidedly not the case.

    The “good” or “monster” toning is usual blue, gold, violet and sometimes red. Mint luster must come up through those colors to make it pretty. Gray, black and dull, lifeless toning is not highly regarded by those experts who admire toning. Toning has gone too far when it turns black or when the oxidation, which is what it is, impairs or totally dulls the mint luster. “Dull” is not a factor with “monster” toning.
     
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  20. Skyman

    Skyman Well-Known Member

    Not appealing IMO. Why buy a verging on terminally toned 1882-S, when there are so many nice ones out there?

    There are some truly beautiful double (and, I suspect, triple) crescents out there on common date Morgans. The really nice ones go for real money.
     
  21. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Agreed - it's more of a monstrosity :yack: - I abhor that 'monster' description for early stage tarnished silver coins - anybody know the origin of that laughable term, more suitable for Halloween than numismatics?
     
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