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Bowers on collecting: Collecting Morgan silver dollars part two

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, History, Investing, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

By: Q. David Bowers (Coin Update News)

Continuing from my last column, I told about the release at the Philadelphia Mint in November 1962 of quantities of 1903-O dollars, hundreds of thousands of them. At the time the 1903-O cataloged in Mint State for $1,500 in the Guide Book of United States Coins, with no others priced higher. As I mentioned before, by that time I had been a dealer for nearly 10 years and had never seen an Uncirculated coin. Now, all of a sudden, they were readily available. To many, this was like finding gold in the streets! As might be expected, the $1,500… Full article at the source>

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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

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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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Legend Numismatics negotiates the purchase of the Bella Collection for over $3,000,000

July 30, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE             Date of Release: July 30, 2013

Legend Numismatics negotiates the purchase of the Bella Collection for over $3,000,000.00

LINCROFT, NJ – Legend Numismatics is proud to announce the purchase of the Bella Collection of Morgan Silver Dollars. The collection, which is ranked #4 on the PCGS Registry, was acquired for a price in excess of $3,000,000.00.

 Assembled by a very dedicated Morgan collector, the Bella Collection was named after his much beloved late Italian Greyhound. The collection took several years of exhaustive searching to build and the quality of the set is truly amazing. The collector is moving on to other lofty numismatic endeavors.

Highlights of the Bella Collection include:


$1 1882-O PCGS MS68+ CAC


$1 1892-S PCGS MS65

$1 1893-S PCGS MS62 CAC


$1 1896-S PCGS MS66 CAC

$1 1897-O PCGS MS65

$1 1904 PCGS MS67

 “When it comes to the outright selling of your collection, no one in the business today has purchased more sets intact then we have,” said Legend Numismatics president Laura Sperber. “We were thrilled when we first started discussing the possibility of buying the Bella Collection. The transaction was smooth and fast. A big thank you goes to the Bella collections owner!”

Legend Numismatics will be offering all magnificent Bella Morgans at the upcoming ANA World’s Fair of Money at Table #323.

For more information, you can contact Legend Numismatics at

Legend Numismatics
P O Box 9
Lincroft, NJ  07738

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