# 642 - 1883-CC Morgan Dollar

in steemleo •  8 months ago 

Today we will continue a long series showing unslabbed Morgan Dollars.

This series is dedicated to my #ssg-community friend @silverd510, a real expert in this field.

PCGS, the first coin grading and authentication service, started slabbing coins in 1986.

Those coins were bought since the late seventies to the late eighties, and the dealers attributed the grades to them.

I bought them from three big and highly regarded dealers at the time. Unfortunately they do not exist any more. Things change in forty years...

These dealers were very strict when grading, so if I send these coins to be graded and slabbed maybe I will receive higher grades. Who knows...

I will show them in the order they were minted.

This is the MS-67 1883-CC Morgan Dollar. It was bought at Steve Ivy Rare Coins.

It weights 26.73g with 90% silver purity.

1,204,000 units were minted in Carson City in 1883.

This was the highest mintage of any CC Morgan. Over 60% of that mintage were in Treasury vaults until the 1970's, when they were sold in the GSA sales. The majority of those coins were mint state, which has made this issue one of the most available Carson City Morgans in the uncirculated grades.

Just to have an idea of rarity about this coin's grade, from a total of 55,458 1883-CC coins in mint state, NGC graded 199 as MS-67, with only one graded higher, until today (12/08/2019).

The NGC MS-67 price is around $4,000.00.

The only problem is that the coin below acquired an ugly green toning (or reaction to some chemical in the air) and that reduces its eye-appeal, thus reducing its grade/price.

What do you think about sending it to be cleaned (if possible) to PCGS/NGC before submitting it to be graded? I would like to see your answers in the comments, specially from @silverd510.

The reverse depicts an eagle with wings outstretched. The mint mark always appears on the reverse above the "o" in "Dollar", except those minted in Philadelphia, that have no mint mark.


The obverse depicts a profile portrait representing Liberty.


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I do love a good Morgan and it is probably one of my favorites to look at. It is really cool that it has the CC mint mark because a lot of collectors go after those.

Oh, I sent you a message on discord. I was curious about some of your Brazilian coins that you have shown off in the past. Thanks

I have just sent you a message back.

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NGC has a restoration option, which does not alter the original coin in any way. Its a upcharge to grading but would be well worth it Ron

thank you, my friend. I will follow your advice as soon as I arrive on Canada.

If you have any questions hit me up on discord. Ill walk you through the entire process.

Thank you. I will contact you tomorrow.

And a little Christmas green touch too.

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That’s really a tough call @ronaldoavelino......
I was always taught never clean coins!
We would call them Crome bumpers LOL!😊
I don’t think I have ever seen Silver take on a green cast???
I also would like to hear from @silverd510 about cleaning this?
If this was a common date, like a 1921 I probably would dip it lightly...🤔😳
I can see the look on your face now..👀😬

I would never dip a coin, but I am thinking about sending it to PCGS or NGC so they can do the cleaning without risk of damaging the coin. After that they would slab and grade it.

That’s what I figured professionally cleaned... do know where this coin was stored that it would pick up this green??🤔

It was inside a safe for many years...

Maybe there was a moisture problem?
Have a wonderful day @ronaldoavelino!🤗

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Look at that... is that toning?

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Does not look like toning, but a chemical reaction with I don't know what...

Gentle running water without rubbing the coin... will that remove some of it?

I have already tried it, to no avail...

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Traces of years
it look at very worn

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I've seen that green when the coin was in a flip that contained PVC. It would really depend how much the restoration costs, but I don't think the return would be worth it, unless you think it would grade at least MS65. Just my opinion. Great coin to have in your collection 👍

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