Category Archives: Morgan Dollar

United States 1893-CC Morgan Dollar

Description The Morgan dollar gets its name from United States Mint engraver George T. Morgan, who designed the dollar coin in competition with then-Chief Engraver William Barber. The two had a generally cordial relationship, though numismatists throughout the generations have supposed that Barber may have been envious of Morgan’s talent as an engraver and treated […]

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CoinWeek Streaming News: Classic Silver – the 1883-CC Morgan Dollar

CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs, pricing information, and current populations, visit www.ngccoin.com. * * * CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan hosts this episode of CoinWeek Streaming News live from our new studio. In this episode, we show off […]

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Opportunity in Morgan, Peace Dollars

By Richard Giedroyc
All sectors of the coin market continue to thrive. Bullion and bullion-impacted coins continue to trade in a tight price range that mirrors the spot price of silver and gold. Overall, the spot price for bullion silver continues to underperform, however there are eager buyers for this metal at current levels

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CoinWeek IQ: United States 1921-S Morgan Dollar Zerbe Proof

Description The Zerbe Proof 1921-S Morgan dollar is one of the rarest and most enigmatic issues of the Morgan dollar series. The Morgan dollar, known more officially as the Liberty Head dollar, is a silver coin that was struck at each branch of the United States Mint in operation between 1878 and 1904 and then once […]

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Coronavirus Fears Boost Spot Price of Gold

The soaring price of gold coupled with an increasing number of significantly rare and expensive coins appearing in recent auctions bode well for the near-future business of coins.
While a strong stock market offers discretionary money, with which to encourage diversification through buying collectibles as hard assets, fears such as those due to the economic impact of the coronavirus are boosting the spot price of gold. Bullion and heavily bullion-impacted silver and especially gold coins are drawing a lot of interest from investors, likely for this reason

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Great Collections to Auction Rattlers, Old Holders

1796 Draped Bust dime graded MS-63 in small PCGS “rattler” holder. (All images courtesy GreatCollections.)
GreatCollections is offering what it calls the Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old Holders, the auction firm announced Nov

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The Coin Analyst: Girl on the Silver Dollar and the Merging of Greco-Roman and American Visions of Liberty

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. Girl on the Silver Dollar by Roger W. Burdette (Seneca Mill Press, 2019) * * * Ask most collectors of the Morgan silver dollar issued from 1878 to 1921 who the model was for the image of Liberty that appears on the coin’s obverse, and they will likely say […]

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NGC Grades One of the First Morgan Dollars Struck in San Francisco

The following is distributed on behalf of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation 
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified one of the first 10 Morgan Dollars struck by the San Francisco Mint. This incredible piece of numismatic history is now graded NGC SP 64.
Hundreds of millions of Morgan Dollars were struck from 1878 to 1921

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United States 1887-S Morgan Dollar

Description The 1887-S Morgan dollar, known more officially as the Liberty Head dollar, is a silver coin that was struck at the San Francisco branch of the United States Mint. The San Francisco Mint struck 1,771,000 Morgan dollars in 1887 and a majority of all of the U.S. gold coins struck during the year. Production […]

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A Coin Analyst Exclusive: An Insider’s Perspective on the Morgan & Peace 1921 Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin Act

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. On July 16, 2019, United States Representatives Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO5) and Andy Barr (R-KY6) introduced H.R. 3757, the 2021 Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin Act, which calls for the issuance of 2021-dated Morgan and Peace dollars to mark the centennial of the transition from Morgan to Peace dollars in 1921. […]

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Previously Unreported Morgan Dollars Sets Emerge As PCGS All-Time Finest

(Woodland Hills, California) June 24, 2019 — Quietly and patiently acquiring superb quality coin-after-coin over the past 14 years, an Illinois collector working with Barry Stuppler of Mint State Gold by Stuppler and Company in Woodland Hills, California has now assembled the all-time finest collection of circulation strike Morgan silver dollars.
The previously unreported collection is now listed as all-time finest in five different Morgan dollar categories in the popular PCGS Set Registry®.
Known as The Illinois Set and now insured for $12 million, its grade point average surpasses such famous Hall of Fame and previous top Morgan dollar circulation strike sets as Jack Lee, Coronet Collection, California1 and IPS

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Rainbow Toned 1882-S Morgan Silver Dollar With Gold CAC and OGH at GreatCollections

Morgan Dollar in OGM holder and Gold CAC Sticker On Sunday, May 5, GreatCollections is closing the bidding on a PCGS MS-63 1882-S Morgan dollar in a first generation Old Green Holder and given a gold sticker by CAC. The record price for an 1882-S Morgan dollar is $24,675, which was achieved by an MS-68 specimen in September 2016. For more information […]

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Morgan Dollars Headline Heritage Platinum Night at Central States

A total of 58 lots will be offered in “The Perfection Collection of DMPL/Prooflike Morgan Dollars” during Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night on April 25 at 6 p.m. at the Central States Numismatic Society Show in Schaumburg, Illinois

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NCIC: Finest Known of Only Six Aluminum Morgan Dollars Missing or Stolen

Recent Alerts From the Numismatic Crime Information Center   By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Missing/Stolen – Rare Finest Known Aluminum Morgan A registered USPS package has been reported missing/stolen. The package contained the following coin: 1885 Edge Lettered Aluminum Snowden $1 Morgan, PCGS PR68 Cameo Judd-1749 CAC. […]

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VDB initials quietly return in 1918

Why were the initials VDB resumed on the obverse of the Lincoln cent in 1918?
The initials were restored following the replacement of Secretary of the Treasury Franklin MacVeagh with William McAdoo in 1913 and the passing of U.S. Mint coin designer Charles E

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Heritage Auctions’ Beverly Hills US Coins Signature Auction: Lots You Need to Know

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   On December 13 and 14, Heritage Auctions will conduct their last U.S. Coins Signature Auction of the 2018 calendar year. The sale features 2,964 lots, including early U.S. gold, type coins, numerous CAC-approved coins certified by NGC and PCGS, and a complete set of silver […]

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“Most beautifully toned gold coin” recovered with SS Central America treasure

“Supernova” Double Eagle will be publicly displayed for the first time at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia
(July 23, 2018) — Named the “Supernova,” an 1857-S Double Eagle with unique, mind-blowing toning was among the thousands of U.S

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NGC Grades New York Bank Hoard of 16,000 Morgan Dollars

SARASOTA, Fla. (July 16, 2018) — Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the New York Bank Hoard, a group of 16,000 Morgan Dollars that had been stored in sealed US Treasury bags for more than 50 years. The remarkably well-preserved hoard boasts a number of high grade pieces, including 118 that graded NGC MS 67. […]

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Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

Morgan Dollar Varieties By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. Outside of a “Bugs Bunny” Franklin half dollar, it’s hard to beat some of the colorful names attributed to Morgan Dollar Varieties over the years. I don’t often write about them, so to “fill in the gaps” and maybe introduce people to one of […]

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“Dollar Day” session of Legend’s 26th Regency Auction a record breaker

In its first ever two-day auction, Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 26 began with an explosive start. The first day’s offering, focused solely on silver dollars, anchored by the P

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency 25 Sale U.S. Coins Video Preview

 Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer more than 300 handpicked PCGS and NGC graded coins, chosen for high appeal and quality, at their January 25, 2018 Regency Auction 25 at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Last Vegas. In this CoinWeek Exclusive Auction Preview, editor Charles Morgan discusses eight coins that he reviewed at […]

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NGC Certifies Only 1893-CC Morgan Dollar in a GSA Hoard ‘Hard Pack’

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded the only 1893-CC Morgan Dollar known in a GSA Hoard “hard pack.” The unique rarity was submitted to NGC at last week’s 2018 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) show in Tampa, Florida. “GSA Hoard” is the name for a cache of several million silver dollars that had been held in […]

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Editor’s Choice: eBay US Coin Highlights of the Week

By CoinWeek …..   Each day, CoinWeek’s editors comb eBay’s thousands of numismatic auctions and listings in search of 10 Cool Coins! that you need to know. Today, we focus on US Coins. Today’s highlights include the finest Eisenhower dollar collection ever built; a superb gem 1881 Proof Set; the finest known Templeton Reid $2.50 […]

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United States 1886 Morgan $1 Silver Coin

Description: The 1886 Morgan dollar, known more officially as the Liberty Head dollar, is a silver coin that was struck at the United States Mint in Philadelphia. Nearly 20 million 1886 Morgan dollars were made, and while the vast majority were ultimately melted, enough survive today to satisfy general collector demands. The Morgan dollar, as […]

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Market Whimsy: Terminal Point

Every coin except the great rarities has a Terminal Point By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker …. Charles and Hubert’s column Market Whimsy, which originally appeared in the American Numismatic Association (ANA) magazine The Numismatist, won the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild’s award for Best Column, Non-Profit Large Publications. This article consists of two columns that were […]

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Review of National Numismatic Certification

Increasingly I have been seeing slabs by National Numismatic Certification, a Florida firm, whose coins I sometimes bid on despite its grading being inconsistent at times, with flaws that would disqualify coins at PCGS or NGC. But that’s not an issue if you know how to grade, because some NNC-holdered coins are grade-worthy and, on occasion, near what a top company might award

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Grading Results of Cleaning and Old Green Holders

Remember these coins? Two on the right were cleaned with MS70 detergent and two with an undisclosed dilution of water and Jewel Luster, a dipping product. All were cracked out of PCGS holders to test cleaning and grading consistency

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CoinWeek IQ: CoinWeek Walks Through an NGC Coin Submission at the ANA World’s Fair of Money – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com ….. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is one of the leading grading services in the rare coin industry. In this CoinWeek IQ video, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan submits 13 gold and silver coins for grading at NGC, watches as his order is grading by NGC’s expert […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #5: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part II – Audio: 7:11

In this CoinWeek podcast, editor Charles Morgan adapts ModernCoinWholesale founder and former NGC Grader Ron Drzewucki’s second article on the differences between and the similarities of two of America’s favorite collectible coins: the Morgan dollar and the American Silver Eagle. In this podcast, toning, strike, and packaging are covered. “The Morgan Dollar vs. the American […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #5: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part II – Audio: 7:11

In this CoinWeek podcast, editor Charles Morgan adapts ModernCoinWholesale founder and former NGC Grader Ron Drzewucki’s second article on the differences between and the similarities of two of America’s favorite collectible coins: the Morgan dollar and the American Silver Eagle. In this podcast, toning, strike, and packaging are covered. “The Morgan Dollar vs. the American […]

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Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 3

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers…. Part 1 Part 2 Here I continue my thoughts on rarities, and the factors that affect this important aspect of numismatics. As noted, true rarity cannot be caused by a collector through hoarding or manipulation, although sometimes temporary rarity can be achieved. During the early days of the […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #3: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part I – Audio: 7:41

ModernCoinWholesale founder and former NGC Grader Ron Drzewucki shares with CoinWeek readers and listeners his take on the differences between and the similarities of two of America’s favorite collectible coins: the Morgan dollar and the American Silver Eagle. The Morgan dollar was produced from 1878 to 1904, and then again in 1921. The American Silver […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #3: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part I – Audio: 7:41

ModernCoinWholesale founder and former NGC Grader Ron Drzewucki shares with CoinWeek readers and listeners his take on the differences between and the similarities of two of America’s favorite collectible coins: the Morgan dollar and the American Silver Eagle. This CoinWeek podcast is based on an article that was originally published in print on CoinWeek.com on August […]

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The Market for High and Low End 1884-CC Morgan Dollars – Video: 2:59

  In this video, Andy Wedding, numismatist with Larry Shapiro Rare Coins, pulls two historic 1884-CC Morgan dollars out and discusses with CoinWeek how the coins differ in eye appeal and market value. An informative piece for collectors of GSA Morgan dollars.   Copyright © CoinWeek March 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for […]

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The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part 2

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com Last week, it was tech specs and design. This week, I wanted to talk about the Morgan dollar and American Silver Eagle’s “eye appeal”–specifically, toning and strike. By extension, the topic covers some aspects of the series’ collectibility.   Toning Morgan dollars are some of the most beautifully toned American coins. […]

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CAC buys Eliasberg 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar for $646,250 at auction in Las Vegas

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #245 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds… Morgan Silver Dollars were minted from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921. The key business strike in the series is the 1893 San Francisco Mint issue. On Oct. 2, in Las Vegas, Legend […]

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Numismatic Quick Hits: 1804 Dollar Presentation + Mt.Gox No More + New Book from Miles Standish

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. CoinWeek Gets Exclusive Rights to Film 1804 Dollar Presentation As reported last week, author and researcher Mark Ferguson will be giving a major presentation on the Dexter 1804 dollar at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. The event will take place on April 24th at […]

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Numismatic Quick Hits: 1804 Dollar Presentation + Mt.Gox No More + New Book from Miles Standish

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. CoinWeek Gets Exclusive Rights to Film 1804 Dollar Presentation As reported last week, author and researcher Mark Ferguson will be giving a major presentation on the Dexter 1804 dollar at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. The event will take place on April 24th at […]

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Upcoming Central States Numismatic Society Auction Features Finest Known VAM

”Acquiring an 1887 with a clashed E is considered a landmark event by most variety specialists …, Jeff Oxman wrote in his book, The Hot 50. For more than a decade, that VAM has been listed in the TOP 10 by those who write about or collect VAMs. Recently, the sale prices of examples have […]

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