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 Morgan Dollar, 7 over 8 Tailfeathers, VAM 41A
Year: 1878
Condition: PCGS MS-62
Description: For those who prefer a Certified coin, a PCGS graded & attributed example of VAM 41A (please see my comments under coin #6721). Slightly baggy as a majority of the 7/8 TF coins seem to be, but otherwise a nice bright coin. These commonly bring a premium as a PCGS attributed coin, because of the collectors chasing VAM registry sets.
Price: $159.00
Item Id #006722    See Details...
1878 Morgan Dollar, 8 Tailfeathers, Uncirculated
Year: 1878
Condition: Uncirculated (MS-60+)
Description: An original Uncirculated example of the first Morgan Dollar design struck. It was quickly noticed that all of the other Eagle's previously used on U. S. coinage only had seven tailfeathers - why this would have been that much of a concern is unknown (bad luck perhaps??). Either way, less than 700,000 of this design were struck, and due to the changeover to 7 TF, these were not released for circulation to any great extent. The result was many years of storage in bags, and being moved about, so the typical survivor is MS-63 or below. This coin shows the typical, light bagginess encountered, but is a solid BU coin - likely it would certify MS-61 or 62. They do tend to give this date a bit of a "mulligan". This is an example of VAM 17, with doubled Obverse and Reverse. LIBERTY is the most obvious doubling on the Obverse, however the Reverse is sharply doubled over many of the features. Scarce but not "rare" as defined in the VAM world - but no less interesting.
Price: $239.00
Item Id #006794    See Details...
1878-CC Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1878CC
Condition: PCGS MS-63
Description: A nice bright Choice BU example of this popular Carson City Mint date, from the first year of the series.
Price: $449.00
Item Id #006634    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, Clear Mintmark, Choice Extremely Fine
Year: 1879CC
Condition: PCGS XF-45
Description: A nice original example of this popular Key Date, with good color and significant luster remaining around the stars and lettering, and in the fields around Liberty and the Eagle. Just some light scuffiness typical of a coin that saw some circulation - thankfully not dipped out or abused like many "conserved" to try to squeeze an extra few grade points out of them. I don't think much more needs to be said - my images speak for themselves.
Price: $1,315.00
Item Id #006622    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-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, 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 Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1880
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, a bit nicer than that listed as #6653 (if still available). This date shoots up in MS-64 to close to $150, making a correctly graded MS-63 a relative bargain.
Price: $95.00
Item Id #006732    See Details...
1880 Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1880
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 relative bargain.
Price: $90.00
Item Id #006653    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...
1880-S Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated, Nice Color
Year: 1880S
Condition: PCGS MS-64
Description: A nice original BU coin, in an older 1990's PC holder. Attractive two sided toning, for those who like color. I think my images speak for themselves ...
Price: $111.00
Item Id #006459    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: $95.00
Item Id #005891    See Details...
1881-O Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated, Scarce
Year: 1881O
Condition: PCGS/CAC MS-64+
Description: Very scarce in Gem BU grades, largely due to indifferent strikes and excess handling by the Treasury. This coin is very close, being well struck with bright lustrous surfaces that are cleaner than most. This would fit easily into any high grade BU set, without breaking the bank. The MS-64+ Population at PCGS is less than 5% of that of the MS-65 Pop, and the CAC population is lesser still.
Price: $410.00
Item Id #006371    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...
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.
Price: $265.00
Item Id #004229    See Details...
1882 Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1882
Condition: MS-63
Description: A nice original Uncirculated coin, with some moderate multicolored toning from years spent in a coin envelope. Predominantly a light grey with some reddish tint, with highlights of blue and rusty-orange.
Price: $70.00
Item Id #006654    See Details...
1882 Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1882
Condition: MS-64
Description: A nice bright original BU coin. In my opinion this will easily certify as MS-64 if submitted. The early Philadelphia Mint Morgan Dollars are a bit scarcer than those from the Branch Mints, especially in sixty-four and above. This was due to excessive handling of bags, meaning more marks from banging together during transport.
Price: $112.00
Item Id #006733    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...
1882-S Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated, Semi-Prooflike
Year: 1882S
Condition: PCGS MS-64
Description: Very clean for the grade, with typical nice '82-S surfaces. A sense of Semi-Prooflike surface, with light Cameo contrast and attractive album rim toning - PQ for "just" a 64, certainly worth a small premium.
Price: $106.00
Item Id #006460    See Details...