1898-OV23 oddity

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fogie
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1898-OV23 oddity

Post by fogie » Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:49 pm

Gotta get the light right or you see nothing unusual....
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Re: 1898-OV23 oddity

Post by DHalladay » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:50 pm

That is excellent!!
Looks like corduroy.

What did you do do that poor coin?
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Re: 1898-OV23 oddity

Post by vampicker » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:25 pm

OK, officially - what the hell?
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Re: 1898-OV23 oddity

Post by Kurt28 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:29 pm

With similar striations on the wreath etc., my guess would be a problem with the planchet.

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Re: 1898-OV23 oddity

Post by iwillbenice » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:40 pm

Crop and paste?

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Re: 1898-OV23 oddity

Post by vamsterdam » Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:32 pm

I’ve seen a number of morgans like this, including one that pcgs bagged. Didn’t look like a problem coin to me, rather a problem with something else.

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Re: 1898-OV23 oddity

Post by messydesk » Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:59 pm

This wouldn't be an older PCGS holder by any chance, would it?
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Re: 1898-OV23 oddity

Post by fogie » Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:01 pm

The coin resides in a PCGS (Green) MS65 holder. It is also clearly a VAM23.

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Re: 1898-OV23 oddity

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:46 pm

Could it be that what you are seeing is light bounce off striations on the inside of the holder in the plastic and not on the coin?

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Re: 1898-OV23 oddity

Post by vamnuke » Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:11 pm

Reeded field :roll:

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Re: 1898-OV23 oddity

Post by messydesk » Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:47 pm

fogie wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:01 pm
The coin resides in a PCGS (Green) MS65 holder. It is also clearly a VAM23.
Thought so. This is an artifact of the holder. You might be able to polish it down a bit.
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Re: 1898-OV23 oddity

Post by PacificWR » Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:08 am

Sounds like it's ok to add the photos to the page.

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Re: 1898-OV23 oddity

Post by pup_picker » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:28 pm

messydesk wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:59 pm
This wouldn't be an older PCGS holder by any chance, would it?
it has to be. ive seen MANY holders that have lines like that showing through from imaging. always older holders. don't recall the specific generation(s).

thought i had a monster first time i saw it. :lol: :D

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