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1921-s morgan dollar what is this monstrosity?

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Bought this morgan dollar cuz it is so strange and the closer I look at it the more confused I become it looks as if molten metal was poured on the revers but then possibly looks like a capped die or some kind of brokage.... need help



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It appears to have been coated with lacquer or something of similar nature. This could be removed with conservation, but the value of the coin is not such to make it cost-effective.

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19 hours ago, Just Bob said:

Looks like it was glued to something at some point.

Yes, I'd say that this is glue or lacquer as well.  I've seen coins like this before when they've been attached to a display or other surface with some sort of adhesive.  Definitely not metal though and definitely post minting damage.

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