Saturday, August 11, 2012

My 1890 Morgan US Silver Dollar

A Carson City 1890 Morgan Silver Dollar. Click picture to enlarge.

I've just read an article (which is also trending now in Yahoo as I write this post,) about an 1873 dime that was sold for $1.6 Million. Wow! And after reading it, I suddenly remembered that I have this 1890 - 1 dollar coin (in good condition!) which I've got in 2009 from my mother during my vacation in the Philippines, 3 years before she died. My mother have this coin like... forever. I remember seeing it inside the drawer of our shop as a boy (she's using it as a good luck charm). And I have it here right now with me.

Now, I'm wondering (after reading that article,) How much would my coin sell? or would it even come close to the selling price of that 1873 dime? How I wish!

I researched about it a bit and learned from a certain site that it's called a 'Morgan Silver Dollar' which is one of the most popular and most beautiful US coins out there. It was designed by George T. Morgan, hence the name and it's 90% silver and 10% copper. Unfortunately, my Silver Morgan turned out to have an "O" mark, but if it has a "CC" mark (which means that it was minted in Carson City, Nevada), it would have a much higher monetary value, (the mark can be seen just above the 'DO' of the DOLLAR word at the reverse side). I've also searched about it on You Tube and this is what I've learned (watch below).

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