benjmurts

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  1. The bar is raised and there are no signs of cut or misplaced metal. Almost like it has been "glued on" like there have been reports of S mint marks being "glued" on other Morgans.
  2. I had it checked and it turns out it is indeed authentic. Weight is good. Thanks again Bob.
  3. A friend of mine has a Gold Mexico 50 Pesos 1821-1947 37.5 gram coin that has been in his family awhile. I noticed a spot on the front and thought it was odd so I weighed it. It weighs 41.5 grams. Is it for sure a fake then? Thanks
  4. 1891 O Silver Dollar Die Error? Thoughts?
  5. Picked up this 1891 O Morgan Silver Dollar at a sale and after noticing the odd mark on the reverse I weighed it. It weighs 26.3 grams which is .04 grams low. Passed the ice test and magnet test. The raised mark appears to be from a strike not from post mint damage. Die Error?? Appreciate any help. Thanks
  6. Here is the coin in question NGC 2693202-001
  7. Thank you for your post, really appreciate it
  8. I have had several checked by others and by dealers. I figured a few of them might come back as details grade but "burnished" "rim damage" "altered" "scratched" can go one way but not the other. I think NGC is much more judgmental on half cents and large cents than they are on silver dollars. One little nick and it gets a details grade while a silver dollar can get scuffed and scratched yet it its a MS grade.
  9. Here's my rant. No I am not an expert on coins but I have seen many coins that are details grade pass NGC and get graded. I have sent in nearly 20 coins that have gotten grades of, improperly cleaned, altered color, filled rim, burnished, scratched, etc. etc. details grade. While I can agree with some of them I find it really sad that I cant seem to get a grade on anything. The last 2 coins were an Indian head that came back as altered color and a half cent that came back burnished. I even took the half cent to a dealer and he said it looked great. I am done getting coins graded and just buy graded ones on ebay. End Rant
  10. I have a CC Morgan with the same error. It has a little bump on the rim so it gets the details grade I guess.
  11. I have an old 1831 Bust Half Dollar with light scratches running vertically across coin. Does this mean it is cleaned?
  12. Found this in pocket change, probably not worth anything but I thought I would share