1879 O Morgan
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I don't know if it's the pics or what but something just doesn't look right about this Morgan. It looks washed out to me but the colors throwing me off also.

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Good morning, Jake Blue.

 

Regarding your 1879 O Morgan, I would give her ax XF 45 for details.

 

The question, "will she pass muster" I think is where the problem lies. What I find most notable (other than the cheek marks which I believe are to be expected in these heavier coins), there appears to be a considerable number of rim nicks, most notable on the obverse left side of the coin, as well as scttered around the reverse. While I see no other significant marks or distractions, I think the rim problem is sufficient to limit the coin's potential. I agree with bsshog40's assessment of the color as well.

 

I am not sure what "pass muster" means in this context, but the 1879 O is not a rare issue and if you were considering certfication for the coin, I think that would be money better spent elsewhere. I don't think this coin would "pass muster" with the certification companies.

 

She can be appreciated for the beautiful design and the associated history, but as far as being a highly desireable coin, she falls a bit short.

 

RI AL

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Will not grade because of damaged rims and scratches/gouges and

Washed out color

 

Mike

 

I agree. The rims alone would be enough to give this coin a body bag even if the date was worth the price of a slab.

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This particular issue is not really worth slabbing in such condition, and the rim damage would almost certainly BB it. Toss it in a flip or a Dansco album if you've got one and call it a day.

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