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Posted 6 years ago

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This is probably one of my favorite coins that I own. My great great grandfather was an avid coin collector and he would give out coins each Christmas. My grandfather received this coin as a christmas gift in the 1980s. I was given this coin not too long ago and my do I appreciate it. It would grade around an EF-40. VERY high grading for a coin such as this.


  1. purpledog purpledog, 6 years ago
    Lovely! It's definitely worth getting it graded and slabbed. It would be much safer. My 2011 Red Book has it valued at $1750 in EF-40.
  2. kab0516, 6 years ago
    I have talked with several dealers and they have warned me about sending it to a professional grader. They told me that they had problems with getting a different coin than the one they sent.
  3. purpledog purpledog, 6 years ago
    I've had several coins graded and know dealers who only work with graded coins. PCGS and NGC are very reputable. Avoid the small companies. Occasionally the owner of a coin may disagree with the grade but it's more likely that your coin will reflect an accurate grade and be safer in the slab. Your coin may be under-graded although I can't tell because the photos aren't clear and it's in the 2x2 (or it may be over-graded). Also, if this coin ever makes it to the marketplace (even in a future generation) it will be easier to sell. It's a toss-up. Send it off if you want or just be careful with it - as I'm sure you are. Either way, it's a great coin! Thanks for sharing it.
  4. purpledog purpledog, 6 years ago
    Oh, kab9516. I will send you a chemical-free air-tite capsule in which you can safely store your coin. No charge, of course! I have a bunch. Here's my email address if you want it. Just send me your address. cskpurple@yahoo.com.
  5. kab0516, 6 years ago
    Purpledog, If I were to take clearer pictures would you be able to tell me a more precise grade? As I took a guess to grade it from pictures in a grading book. Also, I have some of those cases I will just have to locate them. Thanks for the offer though!
  6. purpledog purpledog, 6 years ago
    Perhaps you can take it to a dealer or more than 1 dealer so that it can be graded in person. They will look at it through magnification. If you have access to a coin show you can get the opinion of several dealers. Not all are trained graders but at least they have personal experience and expertise. Coins can be graded from photos and they are all the time on Ebay (not necessarily accurate). You'll get a more accurate grade from someone who can actually see the details, luster, patina, and so on. There are coin show schedules on several websites. You can try http://www.coininfo.com.
  7. purpledog purpledog, 6 years ago
    Boy, that's the truth! :)
  8. sayer34, 6 years ago
    kab0516: Good looking coin-very hard to grade a coin by a photo-as you probably already know-according to "Red Book"the mintage for 1893-cc Morgan dollar was 677,000.

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