Morgan Dollar Values

5049791466_67f73ccab4_morgan-dollarThe Morgan Dollar was a dollar coin that was minted from 1878 to 1921. This was the first standard silver dollar minted since the previous design of The Seated Liberty Dollar. The Seated Liberty Dollar was stopped being made due to the Fourth Coinage Act. This act ended the free coining of silver. The Morgan Dollar is named for its designer George T Morgan. Mr. Morgan was the United States Mint Assistant Engraver.

The Morgan Dollar profiles a portrait portraying Liberty while the other side details an eagle with outstretched wings. There were actually two die that were cast for this coin. The first one had eight eagle tail feathers on it, but after some research, it was realized that it should have only had seven tail feathers on it. This unfortunately hasn’t made either mint more valuable than the other. The average uncirculated coin price will vary from approximately $ 41.00 to $ 100,000. The circulated coins range from approximately $ 24.00 to $ 25,000.

There are many factors that will determine the value of your coin. If it is used or circulated, this will lessen its worth. However, an uncirculated coin will have a higher value. All of the coins are made from 90% silver and 10% copper and they contain exactly 0.77344 troy ounces of silver. The average uncirculated Morgan Dollar has increased almost quadruple since 1970. Each coin has $ 20.88 worth of silver that it has been made with.

The Morgan D Dollars were produced with five mints. Philadelphia, which had no mark on it, Carson City Nevada which has “CC” mark on it, New Orleans has an “O” mark, Denver has “D” mark and San Francisco that has an “S” mark on it. The mint mark is on the back of the coin just below the wreath. The value that you will receive for your coin will vary and depend upon the condition and mint (if there is one) of your dollar.

One way to ensure that you get top pay for your coins is to keep them organized and in protective sheaths. Educating yourself on the coins will help protect your interests also. You never want to clean a coin. This will DE-value it and lessen the sale value for a collector. Learn how the coin market works. Coin collecting is a hobby that thousands of individuals love to do each day.

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Canadian Silver 1 oz Great Horned Owl 2015 (Birds of Prey Series)

 

The final installment to the Royal Canadian Mint’s Birds of Prey series has finally arrived! The Great Horned Owl is the final Birds of Prey coin to complete the popular series. Earning a solid reputation of producing high quality bullion products, the Royal Canadian Mint has held the lead when compared to other mints. Not only do they mint products that are dependable but they also go over leaps and bounds to protect their brand from being counterfeited. The Royal Canadian Mint was established over one hundred years ago and has only improved their standards over time. They are also responsible for minting other countries’ medals, currency, and precious metals coins. If you become a valued customer to this outstanding mint, they also offer refinery and assay services. To say this famous mint “does it all” is an understatement.

The Birds of Prey series is just one of many other silver bullion series the Royal Canadian Mint has started. The Wildlife series, the silver Maple Leaf series, and the DC Comic series are among the long list of successful series by RCM. The Great Horned Owl joins its brethren in the collection: the Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, and the Red-Tailed Hawk, to complete the Birds of Prey set. This silver bullion coin weighs approximately one ounce of pure .999 silver, is in brilliant uncirculated condition, and is available in tubes of 25. We get to see up close the Owl honing in on some unsuspecting prey. The Owl’s wings are widespread across the reverse, with the coin’s purity and weight inscribed below the hunter. As per usual, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is magnificently portrayed on the obverse, along with the coin’s date of mintage. Whether if you are a bird lover or just a coin collector, the Birds of Prey series is the perfect accompaniment to any collection! Exclusive at Golden Eagle Coins

Coin Collecting versus Coin Accumulating

The collecting instinct is a common trait among people; it shows up in many ways. You’ll discover that many of your friends are collectors of something. Who do you know who collects baseball cards, Hummel figurines, beer cans, Coca-Cola memorabilia, books, or dolls? Even people who claim to collect nothing probably have accumulations of some thing they haven’t even realized they’re accumulating — tools, newspapers, shoes, you name it. There’s a special comfort in collecting, in surrounding yourself with familiar objects and building a store of assets — perhaps in response to some primeval instinct that prepares you for a rainy day.

The allure of money is especially strong. Coins represent real value. Coins can be exchanged for other objects we desire. Coins travel throughout the world and through time itself, representing and absorbing history as they pass from one person to the next. Oh, the stories coins could tell if they only had voices! And they’re everywhere, because no one anywhere ever throws away old money.

Pull a dime out of your pocket and what do you see? If all you see is 10¢ to spend, we’ve got a lot of work to do. But if you look at your dime and wonder at the artistic work of the engraver and the meaning of the symbols and the words, or if you see Franklin Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and the New Deal, man, you’re hooked. You’re going to make a great coin collector and, perhaps, one day, a numismatist!

We make the distinction in this book between numismatists (those who study coins) and coin collectors (those who collect coins). You can be a numismatist without being a coin collector, you can be a coin collector without being a numismatist, or you can be both.

Not sure whether you have that collecting instinct? Here’s a great way to find out whether you’re an accumulator or whether you have the potential to become a coin collector:

Visit our coin store and purchase a folder made for the pennies from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. A folder is a cardboard holder with holes for every different date.
Raid your change jar or go to the bank and buy $ 20 worth of pennies.
Sort out the coins and fill as many different holes as you can. If possible, find the best-looking coin to place in the folder.
After you’ve gone through all the coins, sit back and take a look at your work.

Do you wonder why some coins were harder to find than others? Do you wonder why you couldn’t find even a single example of some coins? Are you interested in completing the set? Did you have fun searching through the coins?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’ve discovered the difference between being a collector and an accumulator — and in case you’re wondering, you’re a collector.