# 638 - 1880-S Morgan Dollar

in steemleo •  8 months ago 

Today we will continue a long series showing unslabbed Morgan Dollars.

This series is dedicated to my #ssg-community friend @silverd510, a real expert in this field.

PCGS, the first coin grading and authentication service, started slabbing coins in 1986.

Those coins were bought since the late seventies to the late eighties, and the dealers attributed the grades to them.

I bought them from three big and highly regarded dealers at the time. Unfortunately they do not exist any more. Things change in forty years...

These dealers were very strict when grading, so if I send these coins to be graded and slabbed maybe I will receive higher grades. Who knows...

I will show them in the order they were minted.

This is the MS-63 1880-S Morgan Dollar. It was bought at NERCA (New England Rare Coins Auctions).

It weights 26.73g with 90% silver purity.

8,900,000 units were minted in San Francisco in 1880.

A large percentage of those have survived until today in mint state, including thousands above gem. In fact, this issue is common in proof like and deep proof like finishes as well.

Just to have an idea of rarity about this coin's grade, from a total of 157,171 1880 coins in mint state, NGC graded 32,867 as MS-63, with 117,760 graded higher, until today (12/04/2019).

The NGC MS-63 price is around $75.00.

The reverse depicts an eagle with wings outstretched. The mint mark always appears on the reverse above the "o" in "Dollar", except those minted in Philadelphia, that have no mint mark.


The obverse depicts a profile portrait representing Liberty.


Thank you for reading. Please comment, upvote, resteem and advise me.

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Thank you, my friend!

Only 8.9 million? Pity, next Morgan. 😁☕

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I'll take those 8.9 million! 😇

Next Morgan will be presented Friday.

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1880 old coin
You can see that she has a flower crown on her head
It's a bit like a country girl become to eagle

Thank you!

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I wonder if you could take that coin to a shop still and spend it. 🤔

Yes, it is legal tender. All American coins are legal tender.

A Morgan worthy to be in the stack my friend!!
So many of my Morgans were picked up years ago, and they are un-slabbed and some are toning...
On many the rainbow toning looks very good, but some have Morgans just don't look as nice as they did back then....
I guess this is all part of collecting....
Cheers my friend!!!

We cannot choose if and how they will tone...:=(

So very true @ronaldoavelino....🙃

Very nice detail on that one Ron. The speckled front is interesting.

Another coin that I bought white...


Thank you, my friend!



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Another interesting toning... this time it is on the bottom edges. .. it makes that one yet another unique coin! Thanks for sharing, @ronalavelino. Take care🥰🌺🤙 . PS: I thought that I commented on this post already, I guess not... but I know I upvoted it very early in the day... or was it another one, hehehe. I am now so confused.

This is your second commentary today, but in the other post. Take care.