1900 no mint mark Morgan silver dollar

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  1. Jimm

    Jimm Active Member

    A friend of mine asked me if I can find out what this Morgan Would grade at. Also when graded is it a flat fee. Or a percentage of coin

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  3. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    it probably wouldn't grade.

    looks not authentic
  4. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    A fair estimate to grade a coin is around $50.00 and shipping expense. Nice Morgan, but you would not recoup the expense.
  5. Jimm

    Jimm Active Member

    Well it is
  6. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Looks like a circulated 1900 O to me. Worth $20 at best, no point in grading it.
    Don't know about authenticity, the wear pattern on the wings strikes me as strange.
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  7. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I think it’s cleaned to death. Not worth grading
  8. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Agree...circulated 1900-O. One for the bullion pile.
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It would only sell for melt value. In my area that's about $15.00 to a dealer. It's a 1900-O and it's been polished.
  10. Chuck_A

    Chuck_A Well-Known Member

    It looks counterfeit, check the specs and be sure! No, it isn't worth getting it graded and it has no value to a collector of Morgan's. A 1900-O au50 is worth around $35 and that if real isn't even close to au50.
  11. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    The rim on the left side of the reverse -- what's going on there?

    It looks funny because of the light angle, especially on the obverse, but I'm also not convinced it's real. Have you weighed it and checked it with a magnet?
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  12. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Well-Known Member

    Looks fake as can be to me. I would tell the "friend" to send it back to the seller for a refund if possible. If that's not possible, send it to ANA for their reference collection of fakes.
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  13. Harpo

    Harpo Missing in Action

    Better pictures would really help.
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  14. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Why fake a 1900-O? Why not an S instead?
  15. Chuck_A

    Chuck_A Well-Known Member

    They weren't interested in the collecting market and passed in day to day commerce. The 1900-s doesn't have a premium in low grades. The 1900 o/cc which does have a premium has been counterfeited as well along with many other dates and mint marks. There are many out there.
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  16. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I asked that very same question about a faked 1909-s cent a while back. Why wouldn’t the counterfeiters add “VDB” to increase their take?..... One very astute CT member explained to me. If a counterfeiter makes one dollar bills how many people will scrutinize them? If he makes twenty dollar bills they will be looked at much more closely. So it may take more work to create one hundred one dollar bills instead of five twenties. But he stands less of a chance of being caught.
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  17. Jayyk38

    Jayyk38 Member

    Can't really give an opinion on it being genuine or the grade with those pics .
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  18. jgrinz

    jgrinz Senior Member

    Looks fake - Pictures almost give it a look like there is no reeding :/
    Rim looks wrong
  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's genuine, just cleaned.
  20. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    How can you tell? These pictures don't paint it in a very convincing light.
  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    No they don't but I see none of the normal counterfeit signs. It's a common date and as far as I know there are no known counterfeits of this date.
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