A visual masterpiece. A piece of American History. (eye candy).

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Remington597, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. Remington597

    Remington597 Former Guest

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    A member of a numismatic forum that I belong to posted this recent acquisition of his. I think the coin is so beautiful that it deserves to be shared with everybody. The colors are a result of toning /oxidation. This is the chemical process of silver reacting with the elements. I happens over time, sometimes the results are beautiful, other times putrid, in this case, it is the former. The coin is uncirculated (NGC-MS62). The contact marks are typical for a Morgan dollar of that era since most were stored in bags and clashed with one another. Morgan dollars are graded on a very specific grading scale , so it is permissable for uncirculated coins to have bag marks.
    here it is. Note the -O- mint mark for the New Orleans Mint on the reverse above -DOLLAR- Your thoughts?
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  2. SouthernMoss

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    I know elZippo about coins, but it's obviously a beautiful specimen.
  3. Remington597

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    The green and rainbow toning are even more stunning when looking at one of these under a mild halogen light and in person.
  4. Neil

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    i'm with SOMO on this one but it's very pretty.I like the colors.
  5. keppler

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    Great toneing on that one. I have a fairly decent coin collection. Mostly just type coins. Nothing nearly as nice as this. I have a O-mint marked Morgan but cant recall the year right now. I sort of drifted into collecting paper money and old stock certificates along with the coins. The old stock certificates sure make some interesting wall hangers.
  6. Remington597

    Remington597 Former Guest

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    Yes they do, especially when the companies are defunct, like old telegraph and telephone companies, like Wells Fargo, etc.
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    i know very little about coins, but i think it's beautiful! thanks for sharing the pic! i can only hope to own something like that 1 day. :) i have a small collection of coins & paper money ~ half of which i've given to my dad! LOL! :D
  8. goose3

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    can we post some coin pics??? :D

    is that yours?
  9. ElectricEye

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    I like it. :D
  10. Remington597

    Remington597 Former Guest

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    guys:
    This is a very numismatic friendly forum. Post away.
  11. ElectricEye

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    One of mine
  12. Remington597

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    Oh yes, I see K6AZ's devil icon on there, I invited him here, but have not seen Eric here yet, Thats a gorgeous Morgan.
  13. ElectricEye

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    I placed the devil icon in the photo to pay homage on every one he contributed to my collection - his dad supplied one as well :D
  14. Remington597

    Remington597 Former Guest

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    Very nice, post some guns too,
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  16. Remington597

    Remington597 Former Guest

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    I call that one a TEC-FEIN
    or a FEINSTEIN POST BAN RUB IT IN HER FACE (NA<NA>NA<NA>NA!!! :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p ) :D
  17. goose3

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    [​IMG]

    One of my favorites.
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    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    so do most of the ones I have just purchased this month :(
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