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Finally Picked a Contemporary Counterfeit Morgan

Finally cherry picked a contemporary counterfeit in the wild. Only took about 15 years. Came close to getting a few in the past only to lose it to a sniper. Found an unattributed 1902-o VAM 3 on the bay. Had to snipe it at the end with a nuke bid, but got it for $35.

Successful B/S/T transactions: As Seller: PascoWA (June 2008); MsMorrisine (April 2009); ECHOES (July 2009) As Buyer: bfjohnson (July 2008); robkool (Dec 2010); itsnotjustme (Dec 2010) TwoSides2aCoin (Dec 2018) PrivateCoin Jan 2019


  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    nice example and easy on the wallet. :)

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  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's cool, @Raybob15239 .
    I usually forget to look for them....(not that I would find one if I did.)
    (I seem to lack @joeykoins' optimism) :/

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice find for a reasonable price. Cheers, RickO

  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool pickup!

  • rec78rec78 Posts: 5,630 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Could be a "you suck" award.

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,424 ✭✭✭✭✭


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  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,840 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PCGS used to slab the 1896 micro-O, 1900 micro-O, and the 1902 micro-O Morgan dollars before they discovered that they were all counterfeit. PCGS has been buying them back when they can but many collectors are keeping them. Those few that are still in the original PCGS slab are quite rare and are worth quite a bit of money. Each one has its own VAM number so they are popular with those who collect by VAM number.

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  • yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,025 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool pickup!

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  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,426 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some of the non top tier TPGs will grade them as "not a US mint product" or something similar.

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  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,424 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 3, 2021 4:16AM

    The story behind the 1896-o, 1900-o and 1902-o micro- o Morgan Dollars remains a numismatic mystery. I have contemplated whether these coins were associated with the Bryan silver movement but I have never heard, seen or read anything to support this. Further, it would seem the continuation of producing these with a 1902 obverse copy would likely cast doubt on such a theory.

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,388 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good eye @Raybob15239 I look thru the smattering of Morgan's in flea market vendors displays when I can. They're out there. The hunt continues. Peace Roy

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