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Sunday, July 26, 2009

1893 s Morgan Silver Dollar How to detect Altered & Counterfiet coins

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How to detect altered & Counterfeit Coins.

Today we are going to talk about a big one. Big Morgan Silver dollar. The key date
of the Morgan Collect. Very few will argue the fact that this is the most altered & counterfeit of all, "The "1893 s Morgan Dollar". Yes the one that has a mintage of only 100,000 business strike, all released to the public. Isn't it amazing that
after 106 years there are 100 plus MS examples!! There are 2 coins graded MS67. One by NGC & one by PCGS. A few Gems exist but after that it goes down hill.

Many Different Morgan Date have been used to make a 1893 s,

1893 p with a transplanted mint mark. Be sure that the s is a small s and not like the 1892 s larger. Look for the focal points on the coin. Any evidents of soldering marks in the mint areas or glue residue.

1883 s is often used removing the 8 and gluing a 9 in it's place. This alteration is a dead give away because the 9 will look "squeezed" in.

1898 s is the next most altered coin. By cutting the 8 into a 3 the spacing is just right, the mint mark would be exact, but look for tool marks that have to be there
were the 8 was cut to look like a 3. Some Field alteration has to show.

My Pop never had one of these, "the big one" 1893 s Morgan Silver Dollar.
I would give anything to see his face to hold one today. I know he would be saying
"trust me son" use the "focal points on the coin, look to see if it is real". Like he said to me "those are the good old days."

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