1895 S Morgan dollar thoughts

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by easj3699, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. easj3699

    easj3699 Well-Known Member

    I am fairly certain this is a genuine Morgan with an altered date. The discoloration at the date is barely seen in hand. The date just looks funky to me. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thank you.

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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I went out and compared the dates to certified coins on the web and danged if they aren't a fairly good match to my aged eyes. Sure does seem odd that the only place on the obverse of that coin that appears discolored is around the date.
  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    My thoughts are that the whole coin is fake. There isn't any relief to the devices.
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  5. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    That was my first take too. Only thing that swayed me was the toning on the eagles chest. I have lots of Morgans with similar toning but don't know if I have seen the counterfeiters create that kind of toning.
  6. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    It's definitely not good. The "5" is not even close to what a real one would be. Run away from this one.
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  7. easj3699

    easj3699 Well-Known Member

    The 5 is the first thing I noticed as well. The only thing I can say for certain about this coin is it weighs 26.7 grams and is made of silver.
  8. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Date digits are wrong, and the luster looks funny to me.
  9. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Yup a grafted 5 on the date ,and I bet one of the better vamers can nail the correct date before the surgery.
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  10. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x

    The coin is an authentic Morgan Dollar but it did not leave the mint as an 1895. It probably started out as 1890 or 1891 both of which have far date placements, 1895 did not.
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  11. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Looks like an authentic, altered coin. Probably 1890-S.
  12. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Morgan dollars

    Definitely altered date. The 5 on this coin doesn't resemble the real 5 on an 1895-S Morgan.
  13. HoledandCreative

    HoledandCreative Active Member

    How about that halo around the not so angelic 5.
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  14. RickO

    RickO Active Member

    That 5 is definitely not a mint numeral....
  15. easj3699

    easj3699 Well-Known Member

    I'm glad there's agreement with my thoughts. Thank you all.
  16. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

  17. Ron W

    Ron W Member

    Agree with other CT ers , the 5 does not look like a U.S. Mint 5 but is very close compared to a real 1895' Morgan . This coin would fool a lot of collectors at first look so be carefull.
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  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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