What do you think PCGS would put on the label for this Morgan?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by ldhair, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'll never send it in, it's just a fun coin. I'll guess the label would read something like altered or removed mint mark?
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  3. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    Looks like an altered 1895 O
     
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  4. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    1895-O, altered mint mark.
     
  5. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death!

    I saw one for sale at the Orlando FUN show like this. Polished bright, reflective XF details 1895 O with the "O" scratched away. Seller knew what it was but still wanted $400 for it.
     
  6. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    I'll bet they would body bag it...
     
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  7. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Yup.
    Makes a nice pocket piece.
     
  8. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Probably tooled or damaged
     
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    We all know it's altered, how doesn't matter and why is easy. I'm in the body bag group.
     
  10. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I thought about that. If they can't tell what the mint mark was, how could they show it on the label. They would probably not even try to figure it out based on the dies it came from.
     
  11. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Do they still have body bags for genuine but altered coins? It seems like altered coins get “kid gloves” treatment these days.
     
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  12. Morgandude11

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

    I think it is an 1895 o, so they would label it “tooled, removed mintmark.”
     
  13. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    They would not holder it. Alterations like this fall into their counterfeit category and are not holdered.
     
  14. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I hope that you are correct.
     
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    Treashunt The Other Frank

  16. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    A little history going back about 30 years. An old dealer friend of mine had this in his case for many years. He would never sell the coin. It was just a teaching tool for him. That's what he loved to do. When he closed his shop, he sold it to me for $7.50. I think that was a little over the price of silver at the time.

    When he passed, his son let me sort and sell the rest of the inventory. I bought over a thousand UNC rolls of Wheat Cents. It was a great feeling to be trusted behind the counter.

    The son opened a new shop just to sell off all the stamps. I have never seen so many stamps in my life. They all went for less than postage value.
     
  17. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Putting that coin in plastic would bring some kind of legitimacy to which it’s not entitled.
     
  18. John Johnson

    John Johnson Active Member

    I hope I'm wrong, but there are a couple of things that make me believe this coin is fake. First, the wheat stalks are too close to the R and I on the obverse. Second, the neck looks like it's touching the wing where it shouldn't be on the reverse. Maybe it's my eyes or the small images.

    Does anyone else think this could be fake?
     
  19. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Interesting thought: An 1895-O fake with the mint mark removed. 1895 Philly was a proof only issue.
     
  20. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    Personally, I don't see anything that screams a fake here...
     
  21. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy Supporter

    That's too bad. It still would have been worth quite a bit if it hadn't been altered.
     
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