Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Alicia728, Jul 12, 2019.
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Not once! Not twice! But, three times! I'm not sure that I understood what you said. Could you repeat that, please?
H o w a b o u t I s a y i t s l o w l y f o r t h o s e w h o a r e d i f f e r e n t l a b l e d. ? ? ? ? ?
The 1921 Morgans are plentiful and not very collectable in this condition. You will find many of them up for auction on ebay for less than $40, here's just one:
I thought @coloradobryan was being generous by assessing yours at $20.
@LA_Geezer has brought us back to the original question.
There are many ways to approximate the value of a coin...
For common (almost commodity) items, eBay sold (not just listed) prices are a good indicator. So for an uncertified '21 Morgan: https://www.ebay.com/b/Philadelphia...1921/39464/bn_113374049?rt=nc&LH_Sold=1&rt=nc
You'll see a lot of sales for nicer coins in the $15 - $20 range.
There are prices guides, but you need to understand their bias and what they mean. Both PCGS and NGC publish them, but they are only valid for the associated plastic (if that even) and they seem to be a little proud of their holder.
For example: https://www.ngccoin.com/coin-explor...8-1921-pscid-49/1921-morgan-1-ms-coinid-17296 where they have a VG for $22... back to fleaBay? No comparable sales.
There are also online price guides. This one https://www.greysheet.com/coin-prices/item?entryid=7600 is from the people who publish the wholesale greysheet. It's a retail guide, i.e. what you would expect to pay in a decent but not upscale coin shop. Says $23. That too seems a little high, since BU coins are selling on eBay for less.
So, you have to take all the price guides with a grain of salt, but at least you know you are in the neighborhood of $20 not $200.
Thanks for all of this. This coin reminded me of a problematic '21 Morgan I have. I've posted its obverse with a question at this new thread, and would appreciate your thoughts:
It wouldn’t be worth $40, even in better condition.
@Alicia728 ...if you are up to the challege, go to VAMWorld...they have 225 VAMs listed for 1921-D Morgans alone.
Your VF grade seems good, but if you want to learn how to grade Morgans go here:
It is a post here on CoinTalk from 23 June 2010 by @tmoneyeagles . Search CT for
"Exhibit - Grading the Morgan Dollar". You will find the post illuminating, helpful and inspiring.
Good luck and let us know what you find...Spark
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