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First Morgan that i’ve acquired

mainly collect halves and dimes but I got this for a steal after joining a coin club and I think it looks stunning.


</> Everybody wants to get the bread, but no one wants to eat the crust. </>

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  • LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice
    You may be wrapped up in the Morgan Dollar curse ....I hope not :p

  • ajyasajyas Posts: 38 ✭✭✭

    I never thought Morgans looked anything special in pictures but I can’t stop staring at this one now that I have it in person lol. it’s beautiful and its got some weight to it, might have to get a couple more.

    Here’s another coin I got in the auction beforehand that I think looks really pretty. I’ve found a couple rainbow toned pennies from searching rolls from the bank but this is by far the most dramatic example I now own.

    </> Everybody wants to get the bread, but no one wants to eat the crust. </>

  • johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome
    Congrats on your newps.
    Morgan’s have become a side hobby of mine and they are a lot of fun to collect. I think it’s worth pointing out that are readily available at shows so you can spend plenty of time enjoying the hobby looking for new coins.

  • Zach98Zach98 Posts: 51 ✭✭✭

    @Crypto said:
    There is something about holding a hundred year old silver dollar in one’s hand

    I agree 100%…it’s even cooler If it’s an S of Cc. IMO they embody the history of the era.

    Congratulations to the OP btw. I’m sure that will be one of many in no time

  • Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ajyas said:
    I never thought Morgans looked anything special in pictures but I can’t stop staring at this one now that I have it in person lol. it’s beautiful and its got some weight to it, might have to get a couple more.

    Here’s another coin I got in the auction beforehand that I think looks really pretty. I’ve found a couple rainbow toned pennies from searching rolls from the bank but this is by far the most dramatic example I now own.

    That is were it's starts "can't stop staring at it".
    "Might have to get another".
    You got the Morgan fever!
    That's not a bad thing.
    Do yourself a favor though and buy some slabbed Morgan's. The best you can afford. You'll thank me latter.

    Student of numismatics and collector of Morgan dollars

  • 124Spider124Spider Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭✭

    WARNING: You have now taken a toke from the "silver dollar" crack pipe; resistance to acquiring ever more of them likely will be futile.

    Signed: One who recently completed his Morgan date/MM set, after buying a few, some years ago, off the junk silver tray of a LCS for larks; I'm much poorer than I was then, but happier. :)

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,267 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Morgans are fun.
    Just wait till you get your hands on an 81-S. Now those were some well made coins.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • ajyasajyas Posts: 38 ✭✭✭

    @124Spider said:
    WARNING: You have now taken a toke from the "silver dollar" crack pipe; resistance to acquiring ever more of them likely will be futile.

    Signed: One who recently completed his Morgan date/MM set, after buying a few, some years ago, off the junk silver tray of a LCS for larks; I'm much poorer than I was then, but happier. :)

    Already outside the waffle house begging for change at 2 in the morning tryna get the next one.
    Congrats on completing the set, that sounds very expensive!

    </> Everybody wants to get the bread, but no one wants to eat the crust. </>

  • WalkerloverWalkerlover Posts: 658 ✭✭✭✭

    @ChrisH821 said:
    Morgans are fun.
    Just wait till you get your hands on an 81-S. Now those were some well made coins.

    Are there dates starting with 1900 and after that are. Inexpensive in 65 but have the luster and eye appeal of some of the common MS 65 1880 dates Chris?

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,578 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ajyas Welcome and congrats on your first Morgan. Part of this hobby is understanding what grade condition this dollar is. Big silver is attractive and will not always be "A steal". Good luck, collecting is more fun when well informed. Peace Roy

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52

  • johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerlover said:

    @ChrisH821 said:
    Morgans are fun.
    Just wait till you get your hands on an 81-S. Now those were some well made coins.

    Are there dates starting with 1900 and after that are. Inexpensive in 65 but have the luster and eye appeal of some of the common MS 65 1880 dates Chris?

    Yes
    Although 80 to 85 were very bright,
    1900 and 1904 are usually nice and easy to find in 65.

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,267 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @johnny010 said:

    @Walkerlover said:

    @ChrisH821 said:
    Morgans are fun.
    Just wait till you get your hands on an 81-S. Now those were some well made coins.

    Are there dates starting with 1900 and after that are. Inexpensive in 65 but have the luster and eye appeal of some of the common MS 65 1880 dates Chris?

    Yes
    Although 80 to 85 were very bright,
    1900 and 1904 are usually nice and easy to find in 65.

    1904-O comes to mind

    Collector, occasional seller

  • david3142david3142 Posts: 3,367 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ChrisH821 said:

    @johnny010 said:

    @Walkerlover said:

    @ChrisH821 said:
    Morgans are fun.
    Just wait till you get your hands on an 81-S. Now those were some well made coins.

    Are there dates starting with 1900 and after that are. Inexpensive in 65 but have the luster and eye appeal of some of the common MS 65 1880 dates Chris?

    Yes
    Although 80 to 85 were very bright,
    1900 and 1904 are usually nice and easy to find in 65.

    1904-O comes to mind

    Agreed, 1904-O is a common date in 65 and they come very nice (and also toned or PL/DMPL if that’s your thing).
    After that I’d say 1901-O, 1900-O and 1902-O. The P mints are typically tougher than their O mint counterparts except for 1903.
    1903 Morgans are generally excellent although luster will be more satiny and they are priced just a bit higher than common.
    1904 is a much better date in 65. All of the S mints are better dates.

  • 1904-o ngc64 no line was one of my first Morgan's. I still think this is one of the best looking dates to look for.

  • ajyasajyas Posts: 38 ✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 said:
    @ajyas Welcome and congrats on your first Morgan. Part of this hobby is understanding what grade condition this dollar is. Big silver is attractive and will not always be "A steal". Good luck, collecting is more fun when well informed. Peace Roy

    Thanks. Been learning a lot more lately about grading but still haven't practiced much with morgans. I got this one for $25. Might practice on the mycollect "guess the grade" and try and figure out the grade with the ANA grading standards book tomorrow after I'm more knowledgeable. Either way though it's very pretty :D

    </> Everybody wants to get the bread, but no one wants to eat the crust. </>

  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You better run before it's too late.

  • ajyasajyas Posts: 38 ✭✭✭

    @TwoSides2aCoin said:
    You better run before it's too late.

    amen, going to pick up some lottery tickets tomorrow in hopes of completing the set. Already removed all the copper pipes from my house as well as removed my neighbors catalytic converter.

    kidding of course lol

    </> Everybody wants to get the bread, but no one wants to eat the crust. </>

  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,896 ✭✭✭✭

    Good luck with your interest in Morgans! They're very available and very fun to collect. Please go slow with your acquisitions, though! Buy some affordable ones that are PCGS or NGC graded, to get a feel for "why is this MS62, but this one is 64, this one 65?" kind of thing. You can collect toned ones or fully brilliant ones -- but look at a lot of them. Many have been mistreated over the years, try and learn what cleaned ones look like and avoid. When it comes to the better or key dates, get really picky, and look at many before you leap. For such better dates, do stick with PCGS or NGC (or CACG and sure, ANACS slabs) as you'll avoid much chaff -- not 100% guarantee to avoid all "issues" but respected slabs plus being picky with your own eyes will help a lot.

    Congrats on your first Morgan, and the price you paid was perfectly fair. :smile:

  • First of all congrats on acquiring your first Morgan dollar. I call it the gateway drug. Once you have had a taste, the chase is on forever. I speak from experience, 7 years ago my partner brought me as present around the holidays an 1885 Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS MS64. I was just hooked from the moment I saw it. I read everything I could, learned about PCGS, joined and now here I am 7 years later with various complete sets, starting others, and forever now totally engrained in this amazing hobby.. how did the Morgan’s end up? I always say a picture is worth a thousand words….

  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,896 ✭✭✭✭

    Your 93-P and 95-S are darned impressive (of course all are nice.) Being it was a date set, I was curious to see what you did for those two! :wink:

  • @originalisbest said:
    Your 93-P and 95-S are darned impressive (of course all are nice.) Being it was a date set, I was curious to see what you did for those two! :wink:

    Spent a lot of money!!💴

  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,896 ✭✭✭✭

    Indeed, but a very very nice display as a result! Congrats! :smile:

  • @originalisbest said:
    Indeed, but a very very nice display as a result! Congrats! :smile:

    Thank you, I hated that they were inside a dark plastic box so I had a frame made and they put a nice Velcro attached to the back of the frame which enabled me to attach the coins and hang them up so I can enjoy the beautiful artwork everyday.
    They are without a doubt my labor of love !!

  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,896 ✭✭✭✭

    It's a very nice display and one that you can look at with pride!

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,578 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ajyas A great guide is Grading Coins by Photographs, by Q. David Bowers. Get the spiral bound so it lays flat. Excellent grading reference images and detailed descriptions.

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52

  • ajyasajyas Posts: 38 ✭✭✭

    Thanks everyone, i appreciate the advice

    </> Everybody wants to get the bread, but no one wants to eat the crust. </>

  • @124Spider said:
    WARNING: You have now taken a toke from the "silver dollar" crack pipe; resistance to acquiring ever more of them likely will be futile.

    Signed: One who recently completed his Morgan date/MM set, after buying a few, some years ago, off the junk silver tray of a LCS for larks; I'm much poorer than I was then, but happier. :)

    @124Spider said:
    WARNING: You have now taken a toke from the "silver dollar" crack pipe; resistance to acquiring ever more of them likely will be futile.

    Congratulations on completing the set, I have to say FOR ME just the most satisfying feeling when you finish a set like that, very impressive!!! My foray into collecting the Morgans!!!

    @ajyas
    Seeing the toning you liked on the penny wait until you see some
    of the 🌈 rainbow / toned examples against the silver in some of the Morgans that are out there, if that Morgan (the one you got for a good deal joining the club) got you, wait till you see some of the ones I refer to, your ability to withstand the curse will no longer be viable, the Morgan will find your kryptonite in what you find to be thing you can’t resist and then it’s a wrap… we will see you at the end when you post “I just completed” ….
    Welcome to the dark side!!

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