Morgan Dollar Obverse/Reverse Diagram

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Ike Skywalker, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Ike Skywalker

    Ike Skywalker Well-Known Member

    This certainly isn't for the long-time Morgan Dollar connoisseurs, but I thought I'd share it for those that are or will be new to the hobby. I can't remember where I found this on the net a few years back, but it was a split image that I combined into one. It looks like @messydesk (VSS?) did the photography, but I can't make out the name on the reverse.

    Morgan Dollar Diagram.jpg
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2020
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  3. Penna_Boy

    Penna_Boy Just a nobody from the past

    I'm a long time CC Morgan collector and I think it's pretty neat. Some things there I never thought about. Thanks.
     
  4. Ike Skywalker

    Ike Skywalker Well-Known Member

    You're welcome. I just noticed the name is on the obverse as well- Mitch Hill. Man, how did I miss it? :bored::facepalm:
     
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  5. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    Mitch did a great job. However, I think it needs a few more arrows pointing to the:

    Eagles Head
    Point of Cap
    Cheek
    Cotton Stem
    Arrow Shafts :oops: Oops, he got that one. :D
     
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  6. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    I think that's pretty good. Very informative.
     
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  7. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    It's nice it includes some of the VAM goodies like the bear claws and D void...
     
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  8. Ike Skywalker

    Ike Skywalker Well-Known Member

    I wondered what those were.
     
  9. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    It's a good Morgan "anatomy" diagram. Yes, some of the info is obvious, but terms like bear claw, scribble ozone, and hair vee, how to count stars and feathers, and laterality of reverse features aren't, and are good to know. I just wished he'd have used a nicer coin. There's another that uses a white proof coin that I have. I thought it was on VAMWorld, too.
     
  10. COOPER12

    COOPER12 Active Member

    great tool thank you
     
  11. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    Vamworld uses that exact some picture as the original post. Their whole page on "knowing your way around the Morgan" is stellar. Way too many pics to share:

    http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.c...101#Knowing_Your_Way_Around_the_Morgan_Dollar
     
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