Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Coinsnake, Jun 28, 2012.
Here she is:
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I certainly wouldn't be surprised if I saw it in a 65 holder by a less-reputable TPG, but especially with what's going on at the rim at 4 o' clock on the reverse, I would be disappointed if PCGS gave it anything higher than 64+
technically MS65 and on up are supposed to have fewer and fewer major and distracting bag marks and those marks should be harder and harder to see with the naked eye and even a simple 2X magnifying glass (and then you need higher mag. of 5X and 10X for high 66 and 67 levels) as you go up the scale. I see serious bag marks above the eye, the cheek under the n shaped blemish, the corner of the mouth, one on the throat and one in the field to the left of the throat. If you can see these same marks with your eye alone or with a simple magnifying glass then chances are the graders would also. If that's the case you are looking MS64 as an overall grade and maybe a MS64+. Otherwise if they are hard to tell you could get a MS65. One thing I will also mention is have you had a dealer look at the coin? Usually the O on the rev. is fat and evenly rounded. This one looks more oval shaped and tilted a bit counter clockwise I would investigate the possibility that you have an O/O repunched mint mark as the O just doesn't look right to me in the above pic.
It's not an RPM variety - That's just the mintmark style for that year.
... And I also believe a little unintentional camera-shaking obscured ("lopsided") the mintmark in the OP's last photo.
There's no doubt in my mind that it's authentic, although I won't reveal where I got it. The pic was taken with an IPhone 4S with the HDR option on.
I've seen hundreds of O mint Morgans of all years and conditions and the O mintmark can vary a helluva lot even in the same year.
Gasp ! Cough, cough, gasp !!
You're supposed to warn me before you do that ! I hadda take a pill
Wow I guess it's dumb luck all my orleans mint morgans are fairly straight, what are the odds of that but it's fact. I never saw one tilted that much until now. Also I never said it was fake just that the mint mark didn't look right compared to O mint morgans of various years I've owned. I was chalking it up to an O/O or another strike issue; like deterioration, or that the die filled a bit and caused the shape to be off not it being counterfieted or post mint added.
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