Despite a large loss of detail Liberty's portrait is clearly separate of the field. Even those with slight wear have only a slight premium in value. Featuring a popular "look" the coin pictured exhibits a continuous layer of "frosty" white luster. Your certainly represents how scarcity and demand controls value. Morgan dollars from are not considered rare, but low production from the San Francisco and Carson City mints provide a range of prices for collectors to choose from.
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As silver dollars begin to show slight wear their condition is graded as extremely fine. Noticeable within the hair above Liberty's forehead and behind her neck, flattening is evident. Wear and loss of roundness also shows atop the folds of her cap. Your coin in this condition is still very sharp and crisp. Moderate wear and moderate loss of detail reduces Morgan silver dollars to the fine grade. Although wear is apparent, major design elements of her cap and hair curls remain bold and recognizable.
However those original fine details are lost and replaced by flat areas. If your silver dollar has endured extensive wear it is described as "good" condition. Despite a large loss of detail Liberty's portrait is clearly separate of the field.
A few lines of hair curls show behind the base of her neck. Although heavily worn some folds to the cap are visible. A once protective rim is now all but gone and close to merging with the lettering. Their popularity is immense. Check your coins with the grading images and value charts.
Find a rare date, mintmark or a better condition coin and Morgan silver dollar values start climbing. Complete Silver Dollar Values No surprise here, the large size and classic designs insure Silver Dollars are one of the favorites with collectors. Each series is covered in detail, with values listed for all dates and mintmarks, including more on your Morgan silver dollar value. Compare your coins to images in the sections "How to grade Silver Dollars" and accurately discover how much your old dollars are worth.
Coin Values Discovery finds It is an excellent index with images and text links to all coin series, from Cents to Gold. Value charts, grading images and descriptions uncovers the common to rare coin values found in your box of old coins.
Many of your old US silver coin values are tied closely to the price of silver. With today's high value of silver your old coins are becoming surprisingly valuable.
Today's Minimum Silver Coin Values. Coin Images Courtesy DavidLawrence. Selling Coins Getting the Best Price. Precious Metals Update Values of all silver and gold coins trading near bullion value were updated week beginning Values of all silver and gold coins trading near bullion value were updated week beginning However, worn, circulated examples are available and only valued close to their silver content.
Even those with slight wear have only a slight premium in value. Auction records help tell the rarity story of the S silver dollar. David Lawrence Rare coin auction has sold only eight uncirculated examples since Compare this to over of the O New Orleans minted dollar. These eight uncirculated coins are not enough to supply the demand from collectors. As imagined, value of any S dollar in uncirculated condition is high. Infrequent showing at auction results in difficult pricing data.
Certainly any uncirculated San Francisco dollar is worth in the thousands, it is truly a condition rarity. Judging the condition of your coin is one the subtle ways Morgan silver dollar value changes. Dates and mintmarks are prominent and certain. Grading requires determining the amount of wear, if any, has taken place. Compare your dollar to the images and descriptions. With a little time these small changes in appearance become apparent.
A silver dollar in "uncirculated" condition has never circulated through commerce, thus no wear has occurred to its surfaces. Your coin should exhibit a "like new" luster. Wear dulls this luster and affects the high points of Liberty's check, temple and hair.
On the reverse the breast feathers and head of the eagle are subject to initial wear. If the luster is complete on both sides it assures the coin is uncirculated. Wear has started to diminish small details of the hair just behind Liberty's ear and forehead. Further behind the ear the folds of the cap are now just slightly flattened.
On the revere, small amounts of wear are visible on the tops of the wings, and obvious on the neck and breast feathers. Light overall wear defines an Morgan silver dollar in extremely fine condition. Circulation has now reduced most finer design detail to the point of merging. Clearly visible, moderate wear describes silver dollars in "fine" condition. Liberty's hair both above and below the ear is noticeably worn with wide flat spots now replacing the original fine lines.
Turning to the reverse, the leaves in the wreath are now very flat, most feathers in the eagle's neck have merged and the very tip of the wings lack any detail. Showing extensive wear and reducing the design to just a few elements, these silver dollars are described as "good" condition. Although the rim is visible, both it and the lettering are flattened to almost level with the fields.
The majority of Liberty is without detail. However the eagle on the reverse does show a few remaining feathers close to the legs. In this condition your Morgan silver dollar value is tied mostly to bullion silver price. Now determine its date, mintmark and condition, refer to the chart and its value is often surprising. Silver Dollar Values Charts Covering Years No surprise here, the large size and classic designs insure Silver Dollars are one of the favorites with collectors.