Wow look at this Morgan Dollar

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  1. Kozmo70

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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    For being new it sure is has taken a beating.
     
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  4. Captain Sully

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  5. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Hmm. Is it magnetic?
     
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  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

    Been cleaned to death.
     
  7. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Abruptly abraded adulation......
     
  8. Kozmo70

    Kozmo70 Active Member

    Nope, it is genuine. It has been in my pocket since I freed it from the capsule it came in from the mint.
     
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  9. Kozmo70

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    I was wanting to see the wear pattern of one of these new Morgans. This is where I am at since October of 2021.
     
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  10. green18

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  11. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    This being .999 will wear and abrade more noticeably.
     
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Your curiosity sure killed this coin.
     
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  13. Kozmo70

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    the coin had some issues directly from the mint out of the three I got. Kept the two nicer ones and decided to experiment with this one.
     
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  14. Blasty

    Blasty Gold Member

    Call me weird but I like it.

    I was excited for the 2021 dollars until I learned that they would not be true to the original .900 fine composition. They also just look wrong to me with a matte white frost covering the whole coin - fields and all. That's fine for things like Silver Eagles, they've always been that way. I originally expected these to be true to the originals, showing the natural flow lines and cartwheel luster typical of freshly-struck Morgans. The fake mint marks are another thing.

    Basically, (and this is my opinion) this is not really a Morgan dollar as much as a commemorative tribute to the design, so I haven't bought any.

    This particular one actually looks "right" to me with some wear on it. I look forward to seeing some of these with a few years' pocket wear on them.
     
  15. Kozmo70

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    Totally not weird. I have the same thought. I am an avid Morgan collector having assembled the 117 coin set. These coins could have been better. Thus I felt this was more of a bullion coin. Just an expensive experiment and curious to see how it develops over the years.
     
  16. Mountain Man

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    Show it to us in 10 years. LOL
     
  17. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Love it! And this also tells me that I need to turn down the sensitivity on my "fake-dar".

    I've wanted to do the same thing with a gold Kennedy, but the single example I own has no problems other than a copper spot or two, and I just can't bring myself to inflict damage on it. I'm still hoping someday I'll come across an example with problems, selling at a discount, and then I'll see whether I have the guts to carry a $1K+ coin in my pocket. (Been carrying an ASE that way for six or seven years now, and haven't lost THAT yet...)
     
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  18. Kozmo70

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    I have a few pocket coins the one pictured then a 1904 O and an ASE. I have always wondered how a coin carried in a pocket would age. A lot of people would say it was cleaned, but other than sliding around in my pocket it hasn’t been cleaned. Anywho here are a few of my prize Morgans that I would never desecrate like this 2021 lol.
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  19. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Rub that baby hard. I'm already 67 and might not be around to see the end of this experiment.
     
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