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

    Feb 24, 2004
    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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    Last edited: Nov 8, 2004
  2. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
    I know elZippo about coins, but it's obviously a beautiful specimen.
     

  3. Remington597

    Remington597 Former Guest

    Feb 24, 2004
    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

    Neil New Member

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    Sep 7, 2004
    Stanwood washington
    i'm with SOMO on this one but it's very pretty.I like the colors.
     
  5. keppler

    keppler Member

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    May 3, 2003
    Eastern Oklahoma
    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

    Feb 24, 2004
    Yes they do, especially when the companies are defunct, like old telegraph and telephone companies, like Wells Fargo, etc.
     
  7. rosierita

    rosierita Active Member

    Mar 13, 2004
    South Carolina
    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

    goose3 New Member

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    Oct 27, 2004
    can we post some coin pics??? :D

    is that yours?
     
  9. ElectricEye

    ElectricEye New Member

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    Jul 17, 2004
  10. Remington597

    Remington597 Former Guest

    Feb 24, 2004
    guys:
    This is a very numismatic friendly forum. Post away.
     
  11. ElectricEye

    ElectricEye New Member

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    Jul 17, 2004
  12. Remington597

    Remington597 Former Guest

    Feb 24, 2004
    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

    ElectricEye New Member

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    Jul 17, 2004
    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

    Feb 24, 2004
    Very nice, post some guns too,
     
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