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What does a coin have to do to get a star? Another toner morgan.

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I just received this Morgan yesterday. Would this Morgan be a candidate for a star? There is a good many marks on Miss Lib's cheek. The coin has good lustre under the toning and the contrast makes this coin look like a cameo. I find it hard to catch the true look on a coin with this much blue!



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I would say no.....but I really like the coin!!! I think it's too dark and has too many prints to be in the running. From toning standpoint I typically see star coins with that rainbow look and several shade over lusterous surfaces.......I don't have the formula....but when you see a star color coin....you typically know it.


Now if it's an older slab....with plenty of color, then some times it's worth it to send it back in, but how much more money does the star on the label bring?


Example.....my Icon coin has awesome toning and should easily be in a star holder, but someone messed up and graded it an MS62. We all know that NGC won't stick a star on a 2 holder. So I could send the coin back in for a regrade since it's close to a 64 coin.....totally serious, than a 62 coin.


Is it worth it though????

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If you plan to sell it it might be worth it. I have found that I can get more for a MS64* holder than I can for a MS62 holder regardless of the color. I envy the guys that can get major money for a low grade toner!

Krypto. thanks for the answer to my question. I was thinking about throwing it in with another toner or two to send in to see if I could get the star designation.

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I agree that you have a great looking coin there.


I don't think it has the right colors or just the right look for a * designation.


The upgrade may be possible, so who knows. I wouldn't resubmit it just for the * but for a higher numerical grade.


Still a great coin so the best of luck with it.





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