US Silver Dollars

Counterfeit Coin Detection – the 1928 Peace Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – the 1928 Peace Dollar

Counterfeit 1928 Peace Dollar By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher  – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)….   Since so many counterfeit 1928 Peace Dollars are, in fact, altered 1923 coins, it is particularly useful to know the diagnostics that are seen on legitimate examples. The 1928 Peace Dollar had the lowest mintage of any issue in this […]

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 5

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 5

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 In this article I will continue to discuss how the rarity of Morgan silver dollars was affected by changes in supply and availability. This story is of a hoard of mostly Morgan silver dollars that was […]

By December 23, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies – Rare Coin Market Strong in 2016, Beyond

Coin Collecting Strategies – Rare Coin Market Strong in 2016, Beyond

While the 2015 coin market features strength, there are areas for additional growth and opportunity in 2016 for every level of collector By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc …….   This past year was an amazing year for numismatics that featured many high-end collections that came to market and […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1802 Draped Bust Silver Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1802 Draped Bust Silver Dollar

Counterfeit 1802 Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse Silver Dollar By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… This spurious 1802 dollar is a good example of a typical counterfeit Bust Dollar seen by NGC graders. The Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse silver dollar was introduced in 1798 as an update to the Small Eagle Reverse […]

Monster Eye Appeal Quarters, Halves, Dollars, and Gold – Legend Regency XV

Monster Eye Appeal Quarters, Halves, Dollars, and Gold – Legend Regency XV

By CoinWeek….   The last several Regency Auctions from Legend Rare Coin Auctions have distinguished themselves by offering headliner collections and named sets. Whether it be the Coronet Collection or the David Hall Toned Collection of Morgan dollars, or the PCGS Set Registry All-Time finest set of Barber dimes–or any number of other named specialized […]

By December 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #5: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part II – Audio: 7:11

CoinWeek Podcast #5: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part II – Audio: 7:11

In this CoinWeek podcast, editor Charles Morgan adapts ModernCoinWholesale founder and former NGC Grader Ron Drzewucki’s second article on the differences between and the similarities of two of America’s favorite collectible coins: the Morgan dollar and the American Silver Eagle. In this podcast, toning, strike, and packaging are covered. “The Morgan Dollar vs. the American […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Gobrecht Silver Dollars – The Most Misunderstood Coin

Gobrecht Silver Dollars – The Most Misunderstood Coin

1836 C. GOBRECHT name below base, stars in obverse field, plain edge. Die alignment: eagles flies level, coin turn and eagle flies level medal turn. Judd-58 By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. The Gobrecht Silver Dollar is a complicated yet fascinating series. At first glance many would think that the Gobrecht Silver Dollar series […]

By December 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #3: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part I – Audio: 7:41

CoinWeek Podcast #3: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part I – Audio: 7:41

ModernCoinWholesale founder and former NGC Grader Ron Drzewucki shares with CoinWeek readers and listeners his take on the differences between and the similarities of two of America’s favorite collectible coins: the Morgan dollar and the American Silver Eagle. The Morgan dollar was produced from 1878 to 1904, and then again in 1921. The American Silver […]

By December 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake 1885-CC Morgan Dollar in Fake GSA Holder

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake 1885-CC Morgan Dollar in Fake GSA Holder

Counterfeit Coin –  1885-CC Morgan Dollar By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… At first glance, the counterfeit coin GSA holder looks similar to a genuine one. The fake 1885-CC Morgan Dollar, however, is far more obvious. Recent reports have identified counterfeit coin GSA holders with counterfeit Carson City Morgan Dollars inside. Last month […]

Morgan Silver Dollars – Is the 1896-O VAM-22 Morgan Dollar Wrongly Condemned?

Morgan Silver Dollars – Is the 1896-O VAM-22 Morgan Dollar Wrongly Condemned?

1896-O VAM-22 Morgan Dollar by Ben Wengel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… Thought to be counterfeit when first discovered, a new case has emerged that coins struck from this die pair were indeed produced by the US Mint in New Orleans. When it was first added to the VAM listings [?] in 2008, the 1896-O […]

APMEX Ramps Up Rare Coin Selections

APMEX Ramps Up Rare Coin Selections

A leader in the Precious Metals industry for over 15 years, APMEX has always had a small selection of collector coins, as part of their bullion-rich inventory. This year, however, APMEX made a strategic business decision to give many more old coins and currency new homes by growing their rare coin and currency inventory selections. […]

By November 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Regency Auction XIV Brings Close to $5 Million

Legend Regency Auction XIV Brings Close to $5 Million

Anchored by huge numbers from the Coronet Collection, Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction XIV brings just shy of $5 million On October 15, Legend Rare Coin Auctions wrapped up their 14th Regency Auction at The Bellagio in Las Vegas and the final numbers were impressive–especially for Morgan Dollars, which made up over half of […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Seated Liberty Dollars – An Overlooked Series with Long-term Potential

Coin Collecting Strategies – Seated Liberty Dollars – An Overlooked Series with Long-term Potential

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com …… Morgan silver dollars, minted between 1878 and 1921, have been promoted and enthusiastically collected for decades; and “early” silver dollars, struck between 1794 and 1804, have had a long, strong following of collectors.  But Seated Liberty silver dollars, coined from 1840 through 1873, have fallen through the cracks in […]

By October 17, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
1921 Morgan Silver Dollar Authenticated as Zerbe Proof

1921 Morgan Silver Dollar Authenticated as Zerbe Proof

Coin in ANA collection authenticated by NGC A 1921 Morgan silver dollar owned by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and used in a course at the 2015 Summer Seminar recently was identified as a “Zerbe Proof.” Summer Seminar instructors Michael S. Fey, John Baumgart and Isaac Wallie noticed distinguishing marks on the coin. The trio, […]

Gold and Colonial Rarities Highlight Heritage New York US Coin Offerings

Gold and Colonial Rarities Highlight Heritage New York US Coin Offerings

Heritage is pleased to present the New York US Coins Signature auction at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Online bidding for this auction is already open at HA.com/Coins. The Premier Session, featuring nearly 700 of the finest lots in the auction, is scheduled for Thursday evening, October 29, with two more floor sessions on Friday, […]

Legend Rare Coin’s Regency Auction XIV: Nearly 200 Morgan Dollars + Coronet Collection Part II

Legend Rare Coin’s Regency Auction XIV: Nearly 200 Morgan Dollars + Coronet Collection Part II

By CoinWeek Staff Reports….   On Thursday, October 15, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will conduct Regency Auction XIV. The sale is the official auction of the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Member’s Only Show and is typically a great venue for type coin collectors looking for material with plus […]

By October 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles – Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – Electrotype 1804 Dollar Certified by PCGS

Coin Profiles – Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – Electrotype 1804 Dollar Certified by PCGS

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek ………   A new type of the 1804 Dollar, which is often referred to as “The King of American Coins,” was certified by PCGS at the 2011 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. This is an historic electrotype copy of the unique “Class II” specimen of […]

By October 11, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
MS-63 or MS-65 Morgan Dollars – Which Grade is Right for You?

MS-63 or MS-65 Morgan Dollars – Which Grade is Right for You?

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   You know, one of the great things about this hobby is that there’s something in it for everybody. Let’s say that you were really into cars, a real gear head. Unless you’re independently wealthy or a hedge fund trader, it’s doubtful that you’d ever get a […]

The Marvelous Pogue Family Collection, part 8: The Finest 1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollars

The Marvelous Pogue Family Collection, part 8: The Finest 1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollars

Catherine Bullowa 1795 Flowing Hair Dollar Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #297… A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …… The Pogue II sale will be held on Wednesday, September 30, at Sotheby’s headquarters in New York, which is located at the […]

By September 29, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
The Art of Collecting Peace Dollars

The Art of Collecting Peace Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   When dealers and collectors compare different types and series, we usually have to make allowances for the eccentricities of each issue while at the same time be willing to pay more if they overcome them. For example, Morgan dollars from the New Orleans Mint tend to […]

By September 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Kraljevich: The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part II, An Appreciation

Kraljevich: The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part II, An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich – Stack’s Bowers Galleries…. Our second offering of coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection is a diverse one, a harmony of chords that are both familiar and exotic, arranged together to play a tune that could only emerge from a cabinet of this exquisite quality. The Capped Bust half dollar series is […]

By September 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pre-bidding Open for Legend Rare Coin’s Regency XIV Auction

Pre-bidding Open for Legend Rare Coin’s Regency XIV Auction

By CoinWeek….   Pre-bidding is now open for Legend Rare Coin’s Regency Auction XIV, which will be held October 15 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas as part of the October PCGS Members Only Show (running the 13th through the 16th). The live auction will start at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) / 7:30 Eastern […]

By September 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Art of Grading Peace Dollars

The Art of Grading Peace Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   As a professional coin grader for most of my career, I can tell you that for as complex as the Morgan dollar is – and it is – the Peace dollar really takes the cake for being a difficult coin to grade. It’s not that graders […]

By September 21, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
Hot Lips and Scar Face: Two Dramatic 1888-O Morgan Dollar Varieties

Hot Lips and Scar Face: Two Dramatic 1888-O Morgan Dollar Varieties

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   In my previous sortie into VAM territory, I mentioned the 1888-O “Hot Lips” variety of Morgan dollar. It is arguably the most famous VAM out there (a “VAM” being a Morgan or Peace dollar variety as officially cataloged by Leroy Van Allen and George Mallis), and […]

The Gouri Gupta Collection of Morgan Dollars at GreatCollections

The Gouri Gupta Collection of Morgan Dollars at GreatCollections

Comprehensive PCGS-Graded Collection Being Sold Unreserved  GreatCollections is currently auctioning the Gouri Gupta Collection of Morgan and Peace Dollars. The collection is virtually complete and includes many duplicates of the key dates. All have been graded by PCGS in grades from F-12 to MS-67. Ian Russell, President/founder of GreatCollections commented: “There are over 200 PCGS […]

Larry Shapiro Lets CoinWeek in on His Set Building Strategy for the Next Big Morgan Dollar Set

Larry Shapiro Lets CoinWeek in on His Set Building Strategy for the Next Big Morgan Dollar Set

By CoinWeek News Staff…. For Palos Verdes, California-based coin dealer Larry Shapiro, Legend Rare Coin Auction’s first offering of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars offered a chance to reminisce about his Morgan dollar collection and to begin building the next big Morgan dollar set. Larry Shapiro knows Morgan dollars. The nationally-known dealer, who spends […]

By August 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Six- and seven-figure “trophy” coins and top-tier Registry sets are the stuff of headlines and splashy stories, but such high-end items are in a completely different universe than where the average collector resides. Since the market for coins in the $1 to $250 range is much broader than the […]

By August 14, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
Carson City Morgan Dollars

Carson City Morgan Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Five branch mints were involved in the production of Morgan silver dollars: Philadelphia, Carson City, San Francisco, New Orleans and, at the very end of its run, Denver. To a Morgan dollar collector, coins from each mint have different “personalities” – San Francisco represented the cutting […]

1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar featured in Stacks Bowers Rarities Night Coin Auction

1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar featured in Stacks Bowers Rarities Night Coin Auction

By James McCartney  – Stacks Bowers …….. By 1885, the Carson City Mint had been striking coins for 15 years. The success of the nearby Comstock Lode prompted government officials to push for a federal mint in the area, hoping it would guarantee a steady supply of bullion, increased production figures and sustained profitability. These […]

Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Outside of a “Bugs Bunny” Franklin half dollar, it’s hard to beat some of the colorful names attributed to Morgan dollar varieties over the years. I don’t often write about them, so to “fill in the gaps” and maybe introduce people to one of the more […]

 
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