Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap

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Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap

Post by messydesk » Thu Mar 10, 2022 2:49 am

... I just picked up this bit of coolness. A couple orders of magnitude cheaper than the 86 Morgan. I needed a nice coin dated 1999 for one of my sets. The debut of the State Quarters was a Big Deal in 1999, but the Spaghetti Hair portrait of Washington is pretty bad. Swap out the portrait with a brockage, problem solved!

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Re: Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap

Post by DarksideVAM » Thu Mar 10, 2022 3:10 am

That's an awesome modern error specimen.

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Re: Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap

Post by DHalladay » Thu Mar 10, 2022 4:43 am

That is massively excellent!
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Re: Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap

Post by Vam-mysterio » Thu Mar 10, 2022 5:58 am

Awesome

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Re: Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap

Post by vampicker » Thu Mar 10, 2022 12:55 pm

Would the brockage side be Washington uncrossing the Delaware River?
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Re: Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap

Post by messydesk » Thu Mar 10, 2022 1:26 pm

vampicker wrote:
Thu Mar 10, 2022 12:55 pm
Would the brockage side be Washington uncrossing the Delaware River?
Return trip after taking care of business. They left their horses parked at the boat rental.
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Re: Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap

Post by Mike7E » Thu Mar 10, 2022 2:21 pm

Not the one you wanted but still spectacular.
Good catch.

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Re: Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap

Post by madbirder » Thu Mar 10, 2022 2:30 pm

messydesk wrote:
Thu Mar 10, 2022 1:26 pm
vampicker wrote:
Thu Mar 10, 2022 12:55 pm
Would the brockage side be Washington uncrossing the Delaware River?
Return trip after taking care of business. They left their horses parked at the boat rental.
Probably paid the boatman a couple of Obols :lol:

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Re: Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap

Post by Longstrider » Thu Mar 10, 2022 3:01 pm

Boy that is a nice one. I have been getting into error coins lately. I need to look at more modern ones. Thanks.

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Re: Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap

Post by Kurt28 » Thu Mar 10, 2022 7:31 pm

I believe that History is for us to learn from, not approve to of.
With the topic of a coin featuring the Crossing of the Delaware, it might be appreciated by some if I share a related story of a participant -Jocko Graves.

https://www.blackpast.org/african-ameri ... 1764-1776/

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Re: Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap

Post by keilg1 » Sun Mar 13, 2022 12:18 pm

Great post, great coin, great collectable...

Best part to me is the quote, @Kurt28 and link to the writing. How much of our current problems could be alleviated by really standing as true as we can letting the past be the past, not sugar-coating it, not belittleing it, not denying it, but learning from it.

Old fun. New fun. Old lerning. New learning. This post has it all!

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Re: Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap

Post by tnytrrs2004 » Mon Mar 14, 2022 2:28 am

Nice

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Re: Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap

Post by vamsterdam » Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:52 pm

what a spectacular brockage! yes, for not rewriting and destroying history. learn from it, and move on accordingly.

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