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Tag Archives: morgan dollars
Did you buy any of the Morgan silver dollars sold by the General Services Administration sales in the 1970s and early 1980s? Congratulations. You were part of numismatic history as the U.S. government dispersed its remaining 2.9 million Morgan dollars. Continue reading
When it comes to interesting issues, it does not get much better than the 1900-O over CC Morgan dollar. Not only is the 1900-O/CC interesting but it’s also relatively available, so most can have an example of their own to enjoy. Continue reading
Last Friday, March 2, at the Las Vegas Show gold had been trending towards a higher close but did not follow through. I thought it would rally on Monday but there was too much fear in the market over a Greek default and the markets collapsed. Continue reading
If you are like most collectors, you are attracted to Morgan dollars. What’s not to like about a coin that has a diameter of 1.5 inches and contains over three-quarters of an ounce of silver, or 0.7734 ounce to be precise? Continue reading
Making assumptions based on mintages regarding the prices of coins can be a dangerous thing to do. A small mintage does not by definition mean that a coin will be tough and expensive today. Continue reading
Whitman Publishing’s second edition of Carson City Morgan Dollars by Adam Crum, Selby Ungar and Jeff Oxman will be available Nov. 29 from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide and online. Continue reading
Yikes! What is happening with proof state quarter sets? Several sets are now under $4. They have been weak and declining for months now, since the wind down of that program by the Mint. However there is an underlying factor contributing to an oversupply. Many modern sets are being broken up because the silver has increased in value or there is demand for Kennedy halves and Lincolns, when this happens there is an increase in supply of the other items. Continue reading
Soon after I joined the American Numismatic Association’s authentication service, I went on a trip to the Philadelphia Mint. It was 1973. I spent a whole working day learning how coins were made. My boss, Charles Hoskins, the director of the American Numismatic Association Certification Service, was a former Mint employee so no doors were closed to us. The Mint was two different worlds. One was quiet the other was a noisy factory. Continue reading