Category Archives: Morgan Silver Dollars

Larry H. Miller Collection of Morgan Silver Dollars in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present The Larry H. Miller Collection of Morgan Silver Dollars in our November 10-13, 2020 Auction. It represents a historic offering that will excite even the most sophisticated collectors of this series. While certain cabinets have offered individual rarities, such […]

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Bowers on collecting: Let’s go back to 1883!

Apart from certain Morgan silver dollars, the most available issue of federal coins available in Mint State today is the 1883 without CENTS Liberty Head nickel.
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Bowers on collecting: Let’s go back to 1883!

Apart from certain Morgan silver dollars, the most available issue of federal coins available in Mint State today is the 1883 without CENTS Liberty Head nickel.
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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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Mint State 1899-CC Morgan Dollar Highlight at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, January 12, bidding ends on GreatCollections for this 1892-CC Morgan dollar graded MS-62 by NGC. The 1892-CC Morgan dollar is interesting in that most of the run was entered into circulation. Most other Morgan dollars struck by the Carson City Mint were not, and collectors would have to wait almost […]

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Jeff Garrett: The Challenges of Circulated Coinage

Take the scenic route when collecting circulated coins   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… The most common advice any experienced numismatist will dispense is “buy the best you can afford.” I have shared this particular nugget of wisdom many times myself. In practice, it usually means trying to decide if you […]

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All-Time Finest Morgan Dollar PCGS Coin Set Will Be Sold Intact

The all-time finest collection of Morgan silver dollars that was publicly revealed for the first time earlier this year is now being offered for sale intact. Known as The Illinois Set, the collection is ranked all-time finest in five different circulation strike Morgan dollar categories in the popular PCGS Set Registry®. The 117-coin set has […]

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All-time finest Morgan dollars set will be sold intact

(Woodland Hills, California) October 10, 2019 — The all-time finest collection of Morgan silver dollars that was publicly revealed for the first time earlier this year now is being offered for sale intact. Known as The Illinois Set, the collection is ranked all-time finest in five different circulation strike Morgan dollar categories in the popular PCGS Set Registry

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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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Coin Collecting Back on the Upswing

By Richard Giedroyc
We might all like to think the value of collectible coins is immune to outside influences. These outside influences include the stock market, international exchange rates, and the bullion spot price of precious metal. When the collectible coin market heats up this becomes especially true for the scarce to rare coin segment of coin collecting, with many other generally more available coins appreciating as well

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Jeff Garrett: Getting Started in U.S. Coin Collecting

Ten answers to the question: What coins should I pursue in U.S. Coin Collecting ? By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… I often have conversations with others about the growth of numismatics. Most, if not all, agree on the importance of attracting young people to the hobby. Not long ago, I spoke with […]

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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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Scope of numismatic hobby is changing

The overall direction of the market for collectible coins continues to be unfolding. The recent Pittsburgh National Money Show auction realized more than was anticipated, but a closer examination of the highlighted coins indicates most hammer prices when compared to the overall market were stagnant.
The trending value of Indian cents and Morgan silver dollars, both perennially popular with collectors, has been generally in decline

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Serious interest focused on specialty areas

The question of whether coins are an investment or a store of value can be debated, but neither of these addresses the paramount issue of pride in ownership. Each individual must decide for himself if this is a hobby or an investment.
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A brief history of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

Whenever the classic coins of the United States are ranked for popularity, the famous Morgan silver dollar rises to the top of the list. Every day at Whitman Publishing we see evidence of its universal appeal

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Spotty appreciation at top of the food chain

Minor-denomination coins are usually the realm of the specialist. Prices for these areas remain primarily dormant, with some modest reductions in value. Having said that, those same coins that are certified to be at the top of the food chain are showing what I would term “spotty” areas of appreciation, suggesting the major interest in these areas is focused at the top

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Whitman Publishing Announces Expanded, Updated 6th Edition of Q. David Bowers’s Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the newly expanded and updated sixth edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, by Q. David Bowers. The 320-page book will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide in early March 2019, for $19.95. Before then it is available for preorder (including online). The sixth edition’s […]

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Whitman Publishing announces expanded, updated 6th edition of Q. David Bowers’s Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of the newly expanded and updated sixth edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, by Q. David Bowers

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Whitman Publishing announces expanded, updated 6th edition of Q. David Bowers’s Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of the newly expanded and updated sixth edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, by Q. David Bowers

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Certain coins hint at better things to come

Has the long crawl back begun? It depends on what you consider to be the goal post. As much as most collectors don’t like to associate the spot price of precious metals with that of collectible coins, the fact is coins and metals often follow closely in tandem. Right now, the spot price of gold continues to trade in a very tight range that comes near but fails to challenge the $1,300 an ounce resistance level, while silver surpassed $15 an ounce several weeks ago and has continued to hold its ground ever since

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Lower prices good for long-term buyer

A well-known financial commentator recently summarized the current stock market situation as a bear market rather than as a correction. That economic diagnosis can set anyone with a retirement plan on edge.
The coin market has been both in a correction and an ensuing bear market for some time

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Morgan silver dollars fluctuate only sideways

The ups and downs of the coin market continue. If Morgan silver dollars are any collectible coin market coincidence barometer, it suggests little if any appreciation is taking place. A number of common to scarce Morgan dollar dates, especially in Mint State 64 to 66, continue to decline

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Bowers on collecting: Conservation, toning, and more

By Q. David Bowers
Last week I invited readers to a forum about labeling coins with “cleaned,” “environmental damage,” “artificial toning,” and the like

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Bowers on collecting: Conservation, toning, and more

By Q. David Bowers
Last week I invited readers to a forum about labeling coins with “cleaned,” “environmental damage,” “artificial toning,” and the like

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Bowers on collecting: Invitation to a forum!

Next week in this column I plan to discuss “cleaning,” “artificial toning” and “conservation” of coins. I invite readers, including those who grade or certify coins for a living, to send me an e-mail with your thoughts at *protected email*

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Bowers on collecting: Invitation to a forum!

By Q. David Bowers
Next week in this column I plan to discuss “cleaning,” “artificial toning” and “conservation” of coins

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Bowers on collecting: Invitation to a forum!

By Q. David Bowers
Next week in this column I plan to discuss “cleaning,” “artificial toning” and “conservation” of coins

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The great coin swap: Get wise about online buys

I am so discouraged by unethical practices on eBay, Proxibid, Hibid.com and other Internet venues that I am going to disclose a trick here that should discourage anyone from overbidding anymore on “unopened” Mint and Proof sets

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PCGS to display the Miller/Ashmore Morgan Dollars Super Set at February Long Beach Expo

(Newport Beach, California) — The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will display the Miller/Ashmore Morgan Dollars Super Set, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921) at the Long Beach Expo in the Long Beach Convention Center on February 22–24, 2018. The set can be viewed at Booth 404 — the PCGS Set Registry Display Area

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Bowers on collecting: Collecting Morgan silver dollars part two

Continuing from my last column, I told about the release at the Philadelphia Mint in November 1962 of quantities of 1903-O dollars, hundreds of thousands of them. At the time the 1903-O cataloged in Mint State for $1,500 in the Guide Book of United States Coins, with no others priced higher

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Bowers on collecting: Collecting Morgan silver dollars part two

By Q. David Bowers
Continuing from my last column, I told about the release at the Philadelphia Mint in November 1962 of quantities of 1903-O dollars, hundreds of thousands of them

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Origins of the 1921 “Zerbe Proof” Morgan Silver Dollars are Uncertain

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com I’ve been selling a collection for an old friend and collector who purchased a 1921 Morgan silver dollar from a major coin auction in 1981 that was cataloged as a Zerbe Proof as follows: “1921 Very Select MS-64, Exquisite First Strike, apparently from proof (Zerbe coins) dies.  Mirrorlike […]

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Can you pass the no-bid coin test?

Below you will find a dozen screen shots of problem coin lots that a knowledgeable hobbyist would never bid on. Can you identify the issue on the coin, label, flip, or description?
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Stack’s Bowers: Mint State 1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar at January Collectors Choice Online Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ….. The January 2017 Collectors Choice Online Auction offers nearly 700 lots and an impressive barrage of rarities including a delightful 1889-CC Morgan silver dollar certified MS-62 by PCGS (lot 91341). The 1889-CC Morgan dollar is one of the most desirable issues of the series, and […]

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Stack’s Bowers: Mint State 1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar at January Collectors Choice Online Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The January 2017 Collectors Choice Online Auction offers nearly 700 lots and an impressive barrage of rarities including a delightful 1889-CC Morgan silver dollar certified MS-62 by PCGS (lot 91341). The 1889-CC Morgan dollar is one of the most desirable issues of the series, […]

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Heritage to Auction Reiner Hoard of GSA Morgan Dollars at Dallas Money Show

The Reiner Hoard Collection of GSA Dollars by Heritage Auctions ……… The March 3-6 Dallas ANA Signature auction features Selections from The Lenny Reiner Collection, Part III, an outstanding collection consisting entirely of GSA Morgan dollars. This is the second Signature Auction offering of the Reiner Hoard GSA dollars; the first part appeared at FUN […]

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Visiting The New Orleans Mint

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek…. If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out the New Orleans Mint in person, I recommend you stop by the next time you’re in The Big Easy. I was just passing through Louisiana on a business trip and had only a few hours to spend in the Crescent City, […]

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