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How Silver Dollars Won the West

September 5, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, History, Morgan Silver Dollars, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

By: Libertycoin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

Silver Dollar

There was a time in the Western U.S. when silver dollars were everywhere. And it still seems like anyone with even a modest coin collection has a couple of Morgan silver dollars. But why are silver dollars so abundant? It comes down to the perfect combination of fear, skullduggery and mountains of silver.

In 1859, Patrick McLaughlin and Peter O’Riley struck gold outside Carson City, Nevada, in Six Mile Canyon. Despite the fact that Henry Comstock did not actually own the land where the miners found the gold — he just happened to be riding through a few hours after the… Full article at the source>

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What’s Up in the Carson City Gold Market?

June 18, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

It’s been far too long since I wrote about the Carson City gold market. Other than an analysis of CC double eagles which I wrote in October 2013, my last effort about this subject was a report on the Battle Born collection which I published in August 2012.

In the 1980’s and the 1990’s I was probably the single foremost buyer of high-end, important gold rarities from the CC mint. I bought (and later sold) a number of amazing collections and handled finest known or Condition Census examples of virtually every date in the Carson City half eagle, eagle…, Full article at the source>

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