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Year: 1883O
Condition: Uncirculated (MS-62 to 63)
Description: A bright original Uncirculated coin, showing a scattering of marks, but nothing serious. Probably equivalent to a certified MS-63, but as this date is so common (I once bought a complete bag of 1883-O's), and as there are some VERY light roller marks on Liberty's cheek, I will call it a nice Unc and be done with it. The roller marks were caused by the process used to roll out the metal strip that planchets were punched out of. If the rollers were worn or scratched, it would leave a series of very fine, parallel lines on the planchet. The typically less than complete strike common to New Orleans issues would often leave these marks still visible on the finished coin. Nothing awful looking, just part of the fabric of an original coin of this period.
Price: $52.00
Item Id #002938    See Details...
1884 Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1884
Condition: Choice Uncirculated
Description: The 1884 is one of the not-so-common "common" P Mint dates of the early 1880's. The coins exist, it is just that really nice coins do not. Witness: a true Gem BU 1884 Dollar is worth twice what an 1885 or 1886 is. This coin is not a Gem, but it is a nice, original moderately toned Choice Unc example. The certified equivalent would be at least MS-63; I thought that this had a shot at 64, but the price difference was not worth sending it in. Both sides have a light red-gray toning, with some greenish splashes around the lettering on the Reverse.
Price: $85.00
Item Id #002361    See Details...
1884-CC Morgan Dollar, Stunning Toning!
Year: 1884CC
Condition: NGC MS-62
Description: (This coin has been sold - I left the listing posted for information's sake) All I can say is wow. Toned Dollars are certainly not rare, even Carson City Mint coins, but almost perfectly concentric "ring" toning is certainly not common, as on this coin. Even though almost ALL of the 1884-CC Morgan Dollars in the marketplace originally came from the GSA Hoard (which contained 85% of the total mintage of this date!), the origin of this coin is not certain. It has the look of a GSA coin, but it must have been removed from the holder and placed into an album very early, likely the late 1970's, as this type of toning takes time to develop, and could NOT do so in either the original Treasury bags or the plastic GSA holder. The main central color on both sides is a light yellow, with some deeper orange highlights on the Reverse. This sharply changes to red-orange and them electric blue at the rim. I have seen this shade of blue on CC Dollars that came out of paper wrappers before, however wrapped roll coins do not acquire this much color at the centers, as the tightly packed coins in such a roll do not allow oxygen to pass between the coins, necessary to produce toning like this. Most likely, this came out of a Library of Coins or Whitman Classic album, both of which contained a considerable amount of sulfur in the paper used in construction. The surfaces are typical of a "basic Unc" CC Dollar, however the color rules the day - and sets the price.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #002631    See Details...
1884-CC Morgan Dollar, Uncirculated
Year: 1884CC
Condition: Uncirculated (MS-62+)
Description: A decent, "average" Uncirculated example of this Carson City date. The typical light scattered marks of a GSA hoard coin, just enough to keep it out of the Choice category. Oddly enough, this is a very scarce coin in circulated condition. 85% of the total mintage was never released until the GSA Dollar sales in the 1970's, so that a circulated coin is rarely encountered, and a coin in the grade of Good to Very Good is a great rarity!
Price: $210.00
Item Id #003293    See Details...
1884-S Morgan Dollar, Original EF, Discounted
Year: 1884S
Condition: EF-40+
Description: The 1884-S Dollar, like the 1883-S, is generally available in lower circulated grades, as almost all that were struck seemed to go out into local circulation immediately. As such, it is a rarity in true Uncirculated condition, and very scarce as a nice AU, so much so that the price spread encourages "coin doctoring" trying to make an AU out of an EF, due to a 5x increase in value. It unfortunately also lends itself to the attempt to make a NICE original AU+ into an "Unc" - don't laugh, I have seen it done, and I have seen the "Unc" coins sold by many mail order dealers (that shall remain nameless). All of this tends to obscure the fact that a nice EF is no longer that common, mainly due to overgrading. This example is truly original, a bit dark naturally as a circulated Dollar that spent years in a group of loose coins should look like, but still shows good detail and some luster around the rims. It does show some rim marks and a few abrasions, so I have discounted it a bit.
Price: $45.00
Item Id #002152    See Details...
Year: 1885O
Condition: Choice Uncirculated (MS-63+)
Description: A bright original Choice BU coin, equivalent to a certified MS-63 or a bit better. Among the three most available 1880's O Mint dates, along with the '83 and '84, due to the 1960's Dollar bag releases. This is also an example of some of the striking problems that these coins faced, as the Eagle on the Reverse has a small "pit" or void on his belly. This the the thickest part of the coin, as suffered from weak detail due to a lack of striking pressure. Not horrible looking, just mentioned for accuracy. Guaranteed to certify at MS-63.
Price: $65.00
Item Id #002939    See Details...
1885-S Morgan Dollar, AU
Year: 1885S
Condition: AU-55
Description: A nice original Almost Uncirculated example, with the just slightly gray-yellow color to let you know that it has not been dipped. No longer a common coin.
Price: $145.00
Item Id #001586    See Details...
1885-S Morgan Dollar, Choice Fine
Year: 1885S
Condition: Fine-18
Description: A very clean and original Fine+, close to a full VF - and typically sold as such by most dealers. Cheap and a bit underrated.
Price: $45.00
Item Id #002242    See Details...
1885-S Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1885S
Condition: Choice Uncirculated
Description: The 1885-S Dollar is sort of trapped between the very rare 1884-S, and the very scarce 1886-S, in terms of an Uncirculated coin. Even on the West Coast I do not find them that often. This is a nice bright BU coin with a decent strike and not as baggy as this date often is. Guaranteed to certify as Uncirculated - to be safe I will call it MS-62.
Price: $325.00
Item Id #003302    See Details...
Year: 1886
Condition: Choice Uncirculated (MS-63+)
Description: A bright original Choice BU coin, equivalent to a certified MS-63 or a bit better. Traditionally one of the most common Philadelphia Mint dates in AU or BU, although not as common as the 1880's O Mint coinage.
Price: $67.00
Item Id #002940    See Details...
1886-S Morgan Dollar, Close to EF
Year: 1886S
Condition: VF-35+
Description: Even with the rise in Dollar prices from 2000-2006, this is still an underrated date that I have trouble keeping in stock. This example is a "commercial EF", meaning most dealers would sell it as such - I am calling it VF-35+. If submitted for certification, it could very well grade EF, but there is too little difference for me to attempt the "upgrade" Priced based upon the real world cost of buying this date - current "Trends" is ridiculously cheap.
Price: $110.00
Item Id #001542    See Details...
1886-S Morgan Dollar, Good, Uncommon
Year: 1886S
Condition: Good-4
Description: An uncommon grade for this better date - most survivors on the West Coast tend to be in the VF-EF range. Considering the difficulty I have finding this date, this coins seems ridiculously cheap given that a common date Dollar is worth close to $40 retail.
Price: $45.00
Item Id #002243    See Details...
Year: 1887
Condition: Uncirculated (MS-62)
Description: A bright original Uncirculated coin, showing a scattering of marks, about average.
Price: $52.00
Item Id #002941    See Details...
1887-O Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1887O
Condition: Choice Uncirculated
Description: The 1887-O Dollar is commonly lumped in with the "common" New Orleans Mint dates, due to a reasonably large Mintage of 11 Million. I have found however that REAL BU's as somewhat scarce as there seem to be many Sliders that get passed off as "Unc". This is a genuinely BU coin with a decent strike for the date - the "look" as usual is a bit flat, as this date seems to come with indifferent luster. I do not believe that it has been dipped however and I will guarantee that it will certify as Unc - to be safe I will call it MS-62, however based upon current standards it may come back as a 63.
Price: $135.00
Item Id #003301    See Details...
1887-S Morgan Dollar, Certified Choice AU
Year: 1887S
Condition: PCGS AU-55
Description: An unusual coin to find in a certified holder, as a typical AU coin has little premium in the current market (however, this has become a difficult date to find even here in "S Mint Country"). My only guess is someone was trying to get it into an AU-58 holder, to capture some of the spread between AU and Unc. Luckily, they left it alone, as this is a 100% original example! Almost "perfect" color as well.
Price: $80.00
Item Id #002633    See Details...
Year: 1888S
Condition: Fine-12
Description: A date that has become difficult to find in recent years, even up here in "S Mint Country". This example is your average Fine, as it shows some light marks but the color is reasonably good and no major "warts" to mention. Images upon request.
Price: $185.00
Item Id #002968    See Details...
1888-S Morgan Dollar, Choice Very Fine
Year: 1888S
Condition: VF-35
Description: A nice original example of this better date, not quite what I want to call an EF-40. Little difference in any case between VF and EF for this date.
Price: $195.00
Item Id #003388    See Details...
1899 Morgan Dollar, Very Choice Unc
Year: 1889
Condition: MS-64
Description: Odd as it may seem, while the 1889 Morgan Dollar is one of the half dozen MOST common coins in grades from EF to MS-63, at MS-65 it becomes a very tough coin, and is priced twice that of a common date Gem BU. In my experience, MS-64 coins are not particularly common, but have virtually no price premium in the current market. This makes them a "sleeper" in terms of value in my book. This example is an original coin, well struck, lustrous and bright - not all that common for an 1889, which was a high mintage date that commonly comes dull and with rough fields due to extended die use. It also appear to have a minor doubled die Reverse, just visible on the tips of a couple of feathers of the eagle's tail (not in the VAM book as far as I could tell with a quick look).
Price: $95.00
Item Id #001722    See Details...
1889 Morgan Dollar, Toned Unc
Year: 1889
Condition: NGC MS-64
Description: For those who appreciate original toning: a "one sided" example of this common date, with uncommon color. The Obverse is toned a mix of greenish-gray at center with light pink mixed with blue at the rims. This sort of toning commonly developed in Whitman folders, where the Obverse of a coin came in contact with the folded over end paper. The Reverse is just off white with a few color highlights. Not as dark as the image makes it appear - unfortunately, the best light angle to properly show accurate color and luster on toned coins is usually the same angle that reflects light back into the camera!
Price: $95.00
Item Id #001812    See Details...
Year: 1889
Condition: Choice Uncirculated (MS-63)
Description: A bright original Choice BU coin, equivalent to a certified MS-63. 1889 is probably THE most common Philly Mint 1880's date in EF to MS-63, but not so much so above this grade, probably to the high mintage wearing out dies. This is a nice bright original coin.
Price: $67.00
Item Id #002943    See Details...
Year: 1889S
Condition: EF-40+
Description: A date that has become difficult to find in recent years, even up here in "S Mint Country". This example is a light "pearl grey" color with decent surfaces; I will note that it was likely VERY lightly cleaned a long time ago, but many would not notice. Images upon request.
Price: $87.00
Item Id #002969    See Details...
Year: 1890
Condition: Choice Uncirculated (MS-63)
Description: A original Choice BU coin, but like most of this date it lacks some of the "pizazz" that the 1880's dates show. Poor strikes and bagmarks, with so-so luster are the rule, not the exception. This is reflected in the difference between the MS-63 price ($75 or so) and that of a true MS-65 Gem at over $2,000!! The coin offered here is bright and original, with light scattered marks to account for the grade; it does show some light weakness of overall detail due to the fact that both dies saw extended use and show die cracks.
Price: $75.00
Item Id #002944    See Details...
1890-CC Morgan Dollar, Circulated
Year: 1890CC
Condition: VG-Fine
Description: We offer nice, average circulated examples of this "common" Carson City date. The image shown is stock and represents the average quality that you will receive. If the price is listed as "POR" that means that we are temporarily out of stock - please inquire.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #001796    See Details...
1890-O Morgan Dollar, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1890O
Condition: MS-62 to 63
Description: A nice strictly Uncirculated example of this date, which is not all that common despite it's relatively low price. All white with strong luster and the typical scattered bagmarks found on period O Mint Dollars - bagmarks are why true Gem BU coins are very rare and very expensive. Based on my experience with the grading services, likely to certify as an MS-63, but not worth the difference to send it in, so I offer it just as a "Nice Unc". Given the difficulty in finding such coins, they are not normally something you can purchase at "normal" wholesale levels, as most coins sold as "Unc" are Sliders (AU-58) at best.
Price: $105.00
Item Id #002089    See Details...
1891-CC Morgan Dollar, Original EF
Year: 1891CC
Condition: EF-40
Description: A nice original example of this better date, reasonably common but usually found abused by prior owners.
Price: $145.00
Item Id #003390    See Details...