Slightly better Date Morgan-Grade?

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  1. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    Hi Folks,
    got this in the Mail the other day.
    35 Dollars, European Dealer.
    What is your grade on this 1894 O Morgan?
    Fell free to explain your opinion.
    Thanks for reading.

    Yours Rheingold
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Average grade,I'll guess F-12 maybe $65 coin . Moderate to heavy wear. Entire design is clear and bold . Obverse : hair line along the face is clearly defined .
    Reverse: Tips of wings almost smooth . Head , neck and breast nearly are nearly smooth but tail feathers slightly worn .
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  4. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    I see a little luster I do believe.
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  5. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    Looks like about 40 to me too. I like the dirty gray, undipped appearance.
  6. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    EF45 for me. The missing hair detail over the ear, breast feathers and left wreath leaves are due to the soft strike. Nice example for the issue and price.
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  7. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

  8. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Agree with EF40...not quite sharp enough for 45 grade.
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  9. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Well-Known Member

    VF Something.
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  10. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    All Morgan's are beautiful. The sad thing is they have to be graded. With that being said, I'm at EF-40. Nice toning, high points are good, mint mark is a bit worn. Remember, all Morgan's are keepers. She's a beauty, thanks for sharing.
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  11. Morgandude11

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

    35. Good, old-fashioned circulation wear. Enough to keep it out of high grade, but a nice coin, and a very good date.
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  12. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    Some luster was suggested but can't/don't see it whatsoever. To me, my may be (just maybe) F-12/15.
  13. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Well-Known Member

    Can't be a Fine anything, in my opinion. Look at the eagle's feathers. I agree with all the XF40 grades on here.
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  14. Morgandude11

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

    Look at the eagle’s breast. No feathers. Look at the eagle’s wings—plenty of wear. 35 grade right there.
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  15. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    The date is notable for weaker strikes.
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  16. Morgandude11

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

    Not really. 1894 Philadelphia is an average strike date. 1894o, “the beast” is a weakly struck coin. This coin is worn to the high VF-LowXF level. The weakness in the areas I pointed out are wear, not strike.
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  17. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    You're the boss.
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  18. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    I have to agree with Morgandude11 for the most part, I would call it 35-40 and at 35 dollars a great buy... hell any morgan for 35 the way the market is right now is a good buy :D I don't think i've seen a single raw morgan sell for under 50 in the last few months
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  19. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    I thought a 35 was in the park, but wings and other features show ware of a 40 grade...I have several examples of Morgans with flat breasts and normal features throughout...that's why I lean toward a 40 grade. I think this coin is of a weaker strike.
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  20. Mike Thornton

    Mike Thornton Learning something everyday.

    I'm leaning toward 40 also.
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  21. Morgandude11

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

    This is clearly the ballpark—35-40, as I said:

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