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Grading Morgan Dollars

June 12, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, Grading, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Michael Bugeja (Coin Update News)


During my previous two posts viewers have asked about grading either because they have had difficulty with it or because they want to know how to select PCGS- or NGC-gradeworthy coins. Each denomination requires different skills. The Morgan dollar ranks among the easiest to grade because of its generous fields. However, because five mints manufactured Morgans (Philadelphia, New Orleans, Carson City, San Francisco, and Denver [1921]), strikes vary from strong to weak, depending on the year and mint. That’s a bit too complex to get into here, as any Morgan aficionado knows.

Today we’re presenting a basic tutorial based on… Full article at the source>

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The Life and Coins of George T. Morgan

February 16, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

February 15, 2013 By Dennis Hengeveld (

Known for designing one of the most well known and broadly collected coins ever produced in the United States, George T. Morgan is a name that should be familiar to virtually all collectors of American coins. Much has been written about the coins that he designed, most famously the Morgan Silver Dollar, as well as a number of classic commemoratives and many medals struck at the Philadelphia Mint. This article will take a look into the life and work of the man, who can easily be considered to be one of the most proficient engravers ever to have worked at the US Mint.

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