Morgan Dollar

U.S. Morgan Dollar 1878 to 1921. The image shown is of an ever popular 1885-CC Dollar in an original GSA sale case.

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1878 Morgan Dollar, 7 Tailfeathers, Rev. of 1878
Year: 1878
Condition: Uncirculated
Description: A nice Uncirculated example of the first year Morgan Dollar design, from the modified 7 Tailfeather Reverse hub. Due to how the distribution of the first year's mintage was handled by the Treasury, all the various 1878 types tend to come "baggy". And due to the relatively tight spread in Wholesale values between AU and MS-63, many Sliders (AU-58) get sold as "Unc", as that is commonly the only way dealers can make their spread. No problem with that problem here, as this is a true BU. The one scuffed area on Liberty's cheek keeps this out of the Choice category (MS-63+), but it would still likely certify as an MS-62 if submitted. Little point in that, as this is most appropriate as a coin for an album set of high end circ to low end Unc coins.
Price: $105.00
Item Id #005021    See Details...
1878 Morgan Dollar, 8 Tailfeathers
Year: 1878
Condition: Uncirculated
Description: (SOLD May, 2016 - the listing left posted for the information value) A nice original example of the first Morgan Dollar Hub type, minted in the fairly limited numbers of 750,000 - 800,000 (stated mintage figures vary). The production ceased due to someone pointing out that the Eagle should have had only 7 tail feathers. A plethora of varieties exist - this coin has not been attributed to VAM number, for those who like a challenge. Otherwise, an original Uncirculated coin (MS-60 to 61), bright, original and problem free. While a bit scuffy as shown, a more than acceptable example of a true BU coin. Many of this date were never released at the time of minting, and spent nearly a Century in Treasury bags being moved multiple times between various storage facilities. As a result, they tend to come "baggy" and even certified MS-63's have more marks on them that you will see on a common dates such as 1881-S or 1884-O.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #004949    See Details...
1878-S Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated, Interesting Color
Year: 1878S
Condition: PCGS MS-63
Description: A decent original Uncirculated example of this first year San Francisco issue, with old folder toning. More interesting on the Reverse, which shows a solid ring around the rim of light blue with red centers. The Obverse is a mishmash of similar colors, more colorful and with more blue in it that I could capture. The Reverse is not as dark either; I changed the contrast to try to reduce the "flare" from the lighting used. It always seems like the perfect angle to show the toning on a coin is the same that produces the most reflection in a slabbed coin!
Price: $105.00
Item Id #005588    See Details...
1878-S Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1878S
Condition: MS-63+
Description: For those who prefer a "white" coin, this is a nice original Choice BU.
Price: $85.00
Item Id #005766    See Details...
1879-CC Morgan Dollar, Sharp Key Date, Close to EF
Year: 1879CC
Condition: NGC VF-35
Description: Clear Mintmark variety. A meaty example of this Key Date that frankly looks EF to me. I am sure that most dealers would offer it as such outside this holder. Decent color although signs of an extremely old cleaning - obviously this did not bother NGC, but may account for the slight deduction in grade.
Price: $559.00
Item Id #006250    See Details...
1879-O Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated, Underrated Date
Year: 1879O
Condition: PCGS/CAC MS-64
Description: One of my favorite Morgan Dollar dates, and definitely underrated ... or perhaps "underestimated" might be a better term. The typical feeling is that date is common in BU grades, being the first struck at New Orleans and in a reasonable number (2.9 Million). However, it is my opinion this belief is due to the large number of Sliders (AU-58) masquerading as BU coins. As nice, genuinely BU coins are not that available, the grading services have taken it upon themselves to certify what I consider questionably Uncirculated coins in the grades of MS-61 and MS-62. This in order to help make the date "marketable" for telemarketers and mail order grind houses. This creates the sense of BU coins being available, whenever you want one. However, NICE no question Choice BU coins, such as this one are not. Very original surfaces with a nice bit of rim toning, with a stunning Gem BU Reverse. This is a date where a CAC sticker really means something, both to assure quality within the grade, and due to the paucity of MS-65 coins, which bring 5 times as much. I think that this makes this date in this grade a good deal. My price is comparable to what a similar CAC stickered coin brought Nov. of 2017 - and that did not have the nice color.
Price: $659.00
Item Id #006266    See Details...
1879-O Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated, Scarce Prooflike Coin
Year: 1879O
Condition: PCGS MS-64
Description: I think PCGS missed the boat on this coin, as it clearly shows obvious, watery surfaces that appear Prooflike, perhaps a bit less so on the Reverse. That might be why the no "P/L" - call it Semi-Prooflike. In any case a very scarce coin. Well struck and with obvious Cameo contrast; only 41 in MS-64PL versus 2,300 in MS-64 at PCGS. Really big money in MS-65, more so with P/L surfaces - this is a nice compromise. This should CAC easily, based upon the coin listed as #6266.
Price: $699.00
Item Id #006317    See Details...
1879-S Morgan Dollar, Prooflike Uncirculated Coin
Year: 1879S
Condition: PCGS MS-64PL
Description: A bright, fully Prooflike example in an early PCGS "Rattler" slab, with a CAC sticker to boot. Bright clean surfaces with strong mirrors and some obvious Cameo contrast - a pretty coin.
Price: $199.00
Item Id #005637    See Details...
1879-S Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1879S
Condition: MS-63+
Description: For those who prefer a raw coin to place into an album, this is a nice original Choice BU.
Price: $66.00
Item Id #005767    See Details...
1879-S Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1879S
Condition: NGC MS-64
Description: A nice original Choice BU, with a hint of light rim toning from some time spent in an album.
Price: $89.00
Item Id #005788    See Details...
1879-S Morgan Dollar, Gem Uncirculated, Unusual Toning Pattern
Year: 1879S
Condition: PCGS MS-65
Description: An original Gem Uncirculated coin in an older PCGS holder. This shows an unusual russet-colored toning pattern across the bottom of the Obverse, caused by that part of the coin laying against the side of a canvas bag. This is commonly called "textile toning", as it shows the weave of the bag's material. I find it interesting, and the coin is unquestionably original - the viewer will have to make up their own mind as to whether they like it or not.
Price: $149.00
Item Id #006263    See Details...
1880-S Morgan Dollar, Prooflike Uncirculated Coin
Year: 1880S
Condition: PCGS MS-64PL
Description: A bright, fully Prooflike example in an early PCGS "Rattler" slab. Bright clean surfaces with strong mirrors and some Cameo contrast - a pretty coin.
Price: $189.00
Item Id #005786    See Details...
1881 Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1881
Condition: MS-63
Description: The early Philadelphia Mint Morgan Dollars are a bit scarcer than those from the Branch Mints, especially in MS-64 and above. This was due to excessive handling of bags, meaning more marks from banging together during transport. This is a nice bright white Choice BU coin. This date shoots up in MS-64 to close to $150, making a correctly graded MS-63 a bargain.
Price: $89.00
Item Id #005891    See Details...
1881-O Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated, Scarce
Year: 1881O
Condition: Choice Uncirculated+
Description: I can't quite figure out why the wide disparity in values exists between the 1880-O and '81-O Dollars, given that their mintages were similar. While the '81-O is lumped in with the common Dollar dates, I don't see as many of them that are really Unc as the price would indicate I should. The population in MS-63 & 64 is notably lower than the common O Mints (1882-1885), yet below MS-65/Gem BU it bears little premium over those dates. In MS-63, it is even priced LOWER on a Wholesale basis than the 1882-O, while the PCGS Population of the 1881-O is 20% lower - go figure. This is a nice Uncirculated example, with no heavy marks, just the random chatter expected of the grade.
Price: $79.00
Item Id #006202    See Details...
1881-S Morgan Dollar, Uncirculated
Year: 1881S
Condition: Uncirculated (MS-62)
Description: A bright original Uncirculated coin, showing a scattering of light marks, but nothing serious.
Price: $54.00
Item Id #002934    See Details...
1881-S Morgan Dollar, Original Toned Gem Unc
Year: 1881S
Condition: PCGS MS-65+
Description: Gem Uncirculated+ in an recently certified PCGS slab. "Sheet" toning on the Obverse is primarily blue-green with an undertone of red. The Reverse is primarily white with a strong electric blue crescent at the rim, switching to orange red a bit farther in. This toning pattern suggests years spent in a bag of coins, the Obverse being in contact with the bag surface or near it. On sale for Christmas.
Price: $310.00     Sale Price! $265.00
Item Id #004229    See Details...
1881-S Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1881S
Condition: MS-63+
Description: A typically flashy BU example of this popular San Francisco Mint date.
Price: $64.00
Item Id #005125    See Details...
1881-S Morgan Dollar, Gem Uncirculated, Old PCGS Holder
Year: 1881S
Condition: PCGS MS-65
Description: An original Gem Uncirculated coin in an older PCGS holder. The typical "blast white" '81-S, not rare, just a nice coin.
Price: $139.00
Item Id #006264    See Details...
1882-S Morgan Dollar, Gem Uncirculated, Old PCGS Holder
Year: 1882S
Condition: PCGS MS-65
Description: An original Gem Uncirculated coin in an older PCGS holder. The Obverse is toned a very light lemon yellow shade, the Reverse a typical "blast white". Careful observation will also note an interesting feature of the Obverse: a sort of "dishy" look. The fields of this die actually do have a bit of a curve upwards towards the rim. This was caused by how San Francisco basinned the dies, the last process in preparing the dies for striking. This was a common feature of coins from this Mint, most often seen on the 1881-S, and helped create the booming luster that San Francisco was known for.
Price: $139.00
Item Id #006265    See Details...
1883-0 Morgan Dollar, Gem Uncirculated, Nice Color
Year: 18830
Condition: NGC MS-65
Description: An attractive Gem with "splashy" Obverse toning highlights at the rim in blues & reds, over "old Silver" fields; the Reverse is similar with a bit less color at the rims. A nice coin.
Price: $189.00
Item Id #005790    See Details...
1884-0 Morgan Dollar, Gem Uncirculated, Nice Color
Year: 18840
Condition: NGC MS-65
Description: An attractive Gem with light to moderate overall "sheet" toning on the Obverse, yellow-red at center with light blue-green rims. Similar color & pattern on the Reverse, just a bit less of it. A nice coin.
Price: $189.00
Item Id #005791    See Details...
1884-CC Morgan Dollar, Original AU, RARE!
Year: 1884CC
Condition: AU-55
Description: (SOLD September, 2016 for $239, on ebay! - that says something about the rarity of this coin) An original Choice Almost Uncirculated coin. Perhaps a bit odd to say, but as common as this date is in Uncirculated condition this is perhaps the RAREST circulated Morgan Dollar of any date (save the non-existant 1895 business strike), as 85% of the original Mintage was held and released in the GSA sales. This spent perhaps a month in circulation, somewhere in the inland Northwest, "Silver Dollar" country even through 1965 or so. Very little high point wear, mainly a loss of luster in the fields. About half of the luster remains under moderate original toning. In my opinion this would easily certify as a fifty-five if submitted (fifty-eight on a good day with a tailwind perhaps). It really does not matter, as if you want a circulated example to match your set, the opportunity does not come along very often. A very cool coin and suitable for someone who wants to match high end circulated coins in a set, rather than sticking in the usual bright white BU coin.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #004831    See Details...
1884-O Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated, Deep Mirror Prooflike
Year: 1884O
Condition: PCGS MS-64PL
Description: Not sure what the boys in Newport Beach were smoking the day they graded this coin. I submitted this myself and measured 4+ Inches of reflection, so felt sure that it would come back DMPL, especially given the obvious Cameo contrast. About as close to DMPL as you can get without getting the nod from PCGS, apparently. Deep, watery mirrors that are plainly obvious, all white with a touch of color at the rim from years spent in a paper-wrapped roll of Dollars. "Mox Nix" as they used to say ... offered at my cost, this should be a decent deal for someone.
Price: $249.00
Item Id #006268    See Details...
1885-O Morgan Dollar, Nicely Toned Original BU Coin
Year: 1885O
Condition: NGC MS-64
Description: A nice Uncirculated example of this common date, with a spectacular crescent of electric blue rim toning from 11:00 to 1:00 of the Obverse - the remaining portions of the rims on both sides shows russet red with some touches of yellow. Housed in an old NGC "fatty" holder, which is very clean - unusual to find today which indicates that this was long housed in a collection. Certainly worth a small premium for the color and attractive surfaces.
Price: $129.00
Item Id #005677    See Details...
1885-S Morgan Dollar, Original Well Struck Uncirculated Coin
Year: 1885S
Condition: MS-62+
Description: Well struck for a date that is noted for having weakness at center. Full hair over Liberty's ear and well defined breast feathers on the Eagle. Typical '85-S surfaces in that it is lightly baggy, but a genuine BU example of this scarce, Semi Key date. Bright luster on all white surfaces - my images make this look a bit "blue" but that is due to the lighting used.
Price: $342.00
Item Id #005870    See Details...