1921-S Zerbe Proof Identification

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  1. Kevin Farley

    Kevin Farley Active Member

    Does anyone have helpful websites or knowledge on identifying a 1921-S Zerbe Proof?
     
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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Do you have photos of this coin you could show us ?
     
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    https://www.pcgs.com/coinfacts/coin/1921-1-zerbe-special-strike/7341

    Quote "The 1921 Zerbe Special Strike Morgan Dollars were struck on special polished dies but on normal circulation type planchets. Zerbe Special Strikes show many hairlines on the devices of the coins compared to circulation strike coins. Additionally, the Zerbe Special Strikes are not on par with the earlier Proof Morgan Dollars of the era but yet, they are better struck that circulation strike coins. There were also no Proof Morgan Dollars struck in 1921. Approximately 150 – 200 Zerbe Special Strike Morgan Dollars are believed to exist." Closed quote
     
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  6. Kevin Farley

    Kevin Farley Active Member

    Yeah I've read all that stuff. I meant anyone with more knowledge than the small amount posted online


    My 1921-S has a certain luster to it and has a particular strong strike
     

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  7. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    Oof. Ms Liberty has had some bad face work done.
     
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  8. Kevin Farley

    Kevin Farley Active Member

    Yes unfortunately I got this at a pawn shop and its definitely got some marks. Its still a nice coin though
     
  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    You're welcome?

    You should of mentioned that in your first post.
     
  10. Kevin Farley

    Kevin Farley Active Member

    I mean, I thought thats what this forum was for... I do my a lot of research myself and when I hit a dead end I ask people here

    Thanks though
     
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  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    That's what I did.. I took the time to find helpful information for you. But I understand.

    Good luck with your Morgan!
     
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  12. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    It’s been horribly polished and cleaned. They made over 21 million of them. It’s worth melt.
     
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  13. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    "Whizzed" to death!
     
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  15. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Yep, that's a harshly cleaned and polished circulation strike.
     
  16. Kevin Farley

    Kevin Farley Active Member

    I understand that. I'm not here for declarations, rather information. So if anyone can explain how they can rule out a 1921-S being a "Zerbe Proof", it be greatly appreciated
     
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  17. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Submit it for grading to find out. Just don't try to sell it as such without certification.

    Z
     
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  18. Kevin Farley

    Kevin Farley Active Member

    Oh I wouldn't do that lol
     
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  19. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    My Zerbie is actually in much better condition than yours. I'll swap mine for yours plus $5,000 if you like. You should be able to make a handsome profit from the upgrade.

    If mine was an S, I would need $8,000

    Z


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  20. Kevin Farley

    Kevin Farley Active Member

    Lol
     
  21. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    The problem is, even if it was a Zerbie I doubt you could tell. The original surfaces have been completely obliterated.
     
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