There's AT, then there's AT

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Marsden, Jan 30, 2023.

  1. Marsden

    Marsden Well-Known Member

    Both of these Morgans are AT. But they're not quite the same, are they.
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  3. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    The top one is tolerable the bottom one is fugly. I wouldn't even want it in the same room with my collection.
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  4. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Oil slick in a puddle following a rainstorm comes to mind. Sort of like the garishly painted Elgin Marbles......
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  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Top one tolerable. Bottom one is a crying shame and I would consider it Damaged. JMHO. ;)
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  6. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    the bottom one you can almost see it in the dark:vomit:

    the top is ok
  7. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

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  9. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Top one okay the bottom one I'd give to my mother-in-law.
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Past time for it but that second one needs a good solid dipping.
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  11. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    If I were writing the auction catalog for those two coins, I'd call the first "ugly" and the second one "hideous."
  12. Ike Skywalker

    Ike Skywalker Well-Known Member

    I like the first coin. Very pleasing to my eye.
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  13. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Same as others, top coin only.
  14. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Don't get too attached to the top coin. It's not good. Given the base grade, which is EF-AU, you shouldn't get hurt of you pay a fair price for it, but that kind of color on an Mint State coin that is called a "monster toner" is a trap. The color is not natural.
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  15. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    Top almost believable. Bottom looks like it wa in Chernobyl
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  16. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    I can understand a modest increase that toning brings to a coin. The prices I've seen on some toners is crazy
    It's an 1889. I just hope it's not a Carson City! Somebody ruined that coin.
  17. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    89 -cC so bloody expensive in high grade even cleaned I find it highly unlikely
  18. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    True, but people do crazy things for money.
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  20. Marsden

    Marsden Well-Known Member

    I feel as though most or all of this would better pertain to the lower coin than the upper coin. The toning in the first example looks remarkably legit to me and it's a coin I'd be happy to own, no matter what anyone else has to say about it.

    Horses for Courses, as they say.
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