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The coin may be really shiny and lustrous to you, but if there is wear and a lot of unnatural shine, that usually means it was cleaned or polished at some time (and you NEVER NEVER want to clean a coin). With the wear I see, I would probably grade it in the neighborhoon of an AU50. Thirdly, another poster mentioned the 4 spots that look like the coin may have at one time been in jewelry or something. If this is the case, the coin is damaged and would receive what is called a "details" grade. Taking all the above into consideration, the coin really isn't worth a premium. However, Morgan dollars are composed of 90% silver and your coin will always be worth at least its intrinsic value in silver. You can check this at www.coinflation.com. Today, the silver value of a Morgan is abour $23.00.
It is hard to tell the grade sometimes from a scan. If you were able to take pictures it would be better. There are a few things that we can use to figure out a rough estimate of grade/value though.
First, the 1921 Morgan is a very common date..there were a LOT of them minted. So it doesn't carry a premium at all as far as the rarity. Secondly, the coin does have wear...as you learn more about Morgans you will be able to more accurately grade them, but if you look at the eagle's feathers on the back, as well as the fine details on the obverse (front) like the hair, you can see that these areas are flat and not well-defined. This is due to wear.
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