I consider this 2-point downgrade to actually be a slight upgrade…

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by lordmarcovan, Jun 10, 2023.

  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    My Morgan dollar type coin.

    Before: 1881-S, PCGS MS65. Common as a grain of sand on the beach, but Gem quality- nice bright white and lustrous.

    PCGS priceguide= $265


    After: 1880-S, PCGS MS63 DMPL. Still a very common date, but Deep Mirror Prooflike and housed in a cool early PCGS slab that’s probably 30+ years old. Anybody know which generation it is?

    PCGS priceguide= $300


    What do you think? Was the 65 to 63 drop worth it to get the DMPL? I think so.
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Thanks for the link, Sal. It’s not Gen. 1.2 because that’s one of the old “rattlers”. It looks like it could be a 2.1, though, which would put it between October to December of 1989.

    Looks like if it had been slabbed just a month or two earlier, it would have been in one of the now-coveted Gen. 2.0 “Doily” holders, which would likely add $100 or so to the value just for the rare plastic. Just missed being a “Doily”!
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  5. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Tell your dog I said hi!

    Not clear what the situation is here. So you traded one for the other?
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  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Yes, essentially, though I sold the first coin rather than trading it.
  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

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  9. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I would definitely prefer the second over the first any day of the week :)
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  10. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    I agree with @Seattlite86 100%
    Your new coin is something very special and not commonplace and ordinary ;)
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  11. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    The OGH are my favorite, basic no frills
    and nostalgic but the grading seem to
    be a bit more conservative back then
    I have been on the hunt for a 1908
    Saint OGH and just found a couple good
    choices that Iam considering, only issue
    I have is that on the certification they
    don’t show up on line because of the
    letters were changed to numbers and
    you have to actually call to get the
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  12. KBBPLL

    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    The 63 would probably grade 65 now anyway. ;)
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  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    For me, it's more about what I like in appearance, so a lower grade or not, I'd go with the DMPL every time.
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  14. Vertigo

    Vertigo Did someone say bust?

    Yes it's a 2.1. It is also a scarce holder. It has the pcgs in the outer ring. Just not as coveted as the doily. There's nothing so special about the doily that should make its coin worth 10x as much as any other.
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