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On a first impression, I'm going to say MS-62. There are lots of hits on the face and fields but the breast feathers look solid along with the high points on the obverse. It seems to also still have luster. Camera angle can have a lot to do with whether the hits are hidden or exaggerated. Only until you hold it will you know for sure.

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Hello, the coin appears to be an MS60. Here is the reason why:

MS 60 is defined as: Uncirculated -No trace of wear. Full mint luster present, but may be noticably marred by scuff marks ir bag abrasions.

By the photos he provided it certainly in my opinion fits that description so its a nice coin. I would have to look at it up close to see how badly marked up it is and if any of the marks on the head or eyes are actual scraches if so down goes the grade a bit more :ninja: But in any case you did not over pay I don't think. These coins sell for about what you paid.

Like I said Nice coin I hope it turns out better than I think it is from the picture. Here is an example of one of mine to compare it to. I think that my coin is about MS64/65 but it has no Bag Marks and is toned on the rev more than the front, but looks stunning. So thats what I think but I could be wrong.

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I just won this ebay auction for this 1878 7/8TF Morgan Dollar. :ninja:

 

1878 7/8TF Morgan Dollar eBay Auction

 

It should be arriving soon then I will see what kind of deal I got.

Any comments, possible grades, or evaluations? Just checking to see

what the experienced graders have to say.

There is definitely a scratch or two, short but heavy and deep, beneath the "O" in "ONE" on the reverse at 7 o'clock. The mark below Liberty's chin looks more like a scratch than a bag mark to me, too ... can't be sure, though, until you see the actual coin.

 

The fact that the seller advertises this piece as "NEAR GEM BU" with so many obvious marks would make me want to stay away. I hope you aren't disappointed in your purchase, because otherwise the coin looks very attractive.

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There is definitely a scratch or two, short but heavy and deep, beneath the "O" in "ONE" on the reverse at 7 o'clock. The fact that the seller advertises this piece as "NEAR GEM BU" with so many obvious marks would make me want to stay away. I hope you aren't disappointed in your purchase, because otherwise the coin looks very attractive.

Looks like there might be some interesting die clashes both on the obverse and reverse. Hopefully you can post some larger pictures of it when you receive the coin?

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Looks like there might be some interesting die clashes both on the obverse and reverse. Hopefully you can post some larger pictures of it when you receive the coin?

 

Sure will! By the way, I have many other raw Morgan in what appear to be excellent grades. I wish I knew how to detect vams though!

I might post some of them in the future.

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Sure will! By the way, I have many other raw Morgan in what to excellent grades. I wish I knew how to detect vams though!

I might post some of them in the future.

The VAM book should help you identify the most common varieties ... otherwise, for varieties that didn't make it into the book, there is a web site with pictures. (...somewhere on this forum is a link to that site...)

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Wow! It looks better in your photos than the other guy's. It's REAL hard to grade a coin by a picture because so many factors effect it's apprearence...Lighting and angle for example....but looking at your new scans, I would think maybe a 63. It all depends on what the nicks, hits and scrapes are like in person.

 

A quick check at Vamworld, and comparing to a Vam 33, it seems that is correct. I can't tell about the obverse as your picture is a bit too small but you should be able to do so yourself with a loupe.

 

As far as any die clashes, I don't see any there. Obverse or Reverse. The first clash to hit would be on the reverse, right side field between the eagle's upper portion of wing and the wreath. It would look like an arrowhead pointing at the wing. The Vam 33 doesn't show this so that would fit too.

 

Congrats on your purchase. You did good. It's a beauty! :ninja:

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