Today we will continue a long series showing unslabbed Morgan Dollars.
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.
Thank you for reading. Please comment, upvote, resteem and advise me.