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A Nice Toned Morgan from Pittsburgh

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A late arrival from Pittsburgh - Hard to capture the vibrancy and liquid colors that float on this coin. Even a little textile in the left obverse filed by the E * P and also in the right obv field by the two *s under the M. Really nice when you hold it in your hand! laugh.gif



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Another Morgan? Shame Shame Shame wink.gif893whatthe.gif


She is real purdy though. 893applaud-thumb.gif


Ahhh - there were some other flavors also - but they're harder to photo (not as big) - but this one is probably the nicest toner that I bought at the ANA. ( I did buy a pretty neat toned Peace Dollar also). This coin is a PCGS MS65 - actually MUCH MUCH nicer look than the photo shows - to capture the colors, I had to tilt the coin and it looks like the cheek is marked up - it's not - actually it's a very PQ coin with very smooth, uniform surfaces with a slight bit of textile in the fields around 10:00 and 3:00. The colors and tone are like a liquid sheen floating on the coin and as it's rotated in the light it shimmers. It's an 1881-S, so it gets that look because 81-Ss are very lusterous and often PL so a uniform toning on the coin will seem to "float" as the coin is rotated in the light. The same look as the 81-S that BigMoose had in our Pittsburgh "Show-off Your Toners" contest which just bearly edged out the Monster Oregon comm owned by MS68 for our "Best of Show" toned coin - I wish I could capture the real look of this coin, but my photography skills are still quite basic. This one's almost as nice as my "Christmas Tree" which has golds, greens and reds and glows like a light bulb.

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