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United States 1887 Morgan Silver Dollar

Morgan dollar production continued at its Congressionally mandated pace in 1887, despite the fact that even 10 years into the series’ run it had failed to gain a meaningful place as a circulating coin for most Americans. The 1887 Morgan dollar, known more officially as the Liberty Head dollar, is a silver coin struck at the Philadelphia Mint. The Philadelphia …

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2021 Morgan Peace Silver Dollars

Collecting 1921 Morgan and Peace Dollars

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the last Morgan Silver Dollar and the first Peace Silver Dollar. The 1921 Morgan and Peace Dollars are also front and center this year as the US Mint has announced 2021 examples of both issues to commemorate the centennial.

1887 $1 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS62 McClaren Collection

How To Grade Morgan Dollars: A Visual Guide

For the past 50 years or so, one of the most popular series among U.S. numismatists has been the Morgan silver dollar. Struck between 1878 and 1904 (with a final issue in 1921), Morgan dollars have achieved their popularity due to their large size, attractive design, and widespread availability in Mint State grades at relatively low cost (for common dates).

1878 Morgan Silver Dollar

It Is Easy To Collect Very Fine Grade Morgan Dollars

An 1889-CC Morgan Dollar Graded NGC VF25. Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions, Ha.com. As Mint State Morgan silver dollars are extensively advertised and gem-quality better date Morgans realize astounding prices in major auctions, collectors forget that Very Fine grade Morgans have much detail and are often very desirable coins. Editorial Featured U.S. Coins This article originally appeared in …

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1923-S Buffalo Nickel Reverse

Collecting Short Sets – Four Ideal Short Sets for U.S. Coin Collectors.

A short set is a collection of coins that represents a portion of an entire series. There is a particular range of years which accommodates these sets, and many of these short sets are very popular among collectors. Buffalo Nickels – (1934-1938) 1934 5C PCGS MS65. Image courtesy of PCGS TrueView. Click image to enlarge. Coins …

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2021 Peace Dollar Design

Mint provides new details about 2021 silver dollar centennial coins

The U.S. Mint plans to strike at least five different 2021 Morgan dollars. Images courtesy of the United States Mint To mark the centennial in 2021 of the transition of production from the Morgan dollar to the Peace dollar series, the U.S. Mint will strike a minimum of six different coins, combined, of the two …

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ke Dollar, 1976 $1 Type 2, PCGS MS67

How to Tell Type 1 and Type 2 1776-1976 Bicentennial Dollars Apart

A lot of readers want to know about the two major varieties of 1776-1976 Bicentennial Dollars, which carry special dual dating on the obverse and a commemorative reverse design of the Liberty Bell superimposed on the Moon. The reason the Bicentennial Dollars were minted was to honor the 200th anniversary of the signing of the …

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