Nice Morgan dollar with TWO errors

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by biohc, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. biohc

    biohc Well-Known Member

    Here's another of my "treasures" I've had for many years. It's a 1921 Morgan dollar with both a neat clip and also was struck with a partial collar. Hopefully, what I've said here is accurate. I was wondering what it might be worth. Thanks, Mike DSC03695.JPG DSC03694.JPG DSC03693.JPG
     

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    It looks real but with those errors it seems to be to good to be real like it needs to be certified by ngc/pcgs for authentication/value determination before you sell it/otherwise a very nice coin.
     
  4. NathanD

    NathanD Cherrypicker

    Um, are you clamping that in a vise?
     
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  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Nice . Ohh yea, why IS it in a vise ?
     
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  6. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Its value?common date morgan but its uncirculated and has two uncommon errors so whatever you get for it in auction $300-$500? Hard to tell
     
  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Maybe! Maybe not!

    John @messydesk would these errors, the clip and the railroad rim, be something that Leroy would attribute as a VAM? I've never seen such an attribution, but that doesn't mean much.
     
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Nice but in a vise?
     
  9. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    VAMs are die varieties, not striking errors. That said, the combination of a minor clip and a partial collar is pretty cool. The clip may have prevented the coin from feeding correctly, resulting in a partial collar. The grading services will authenticate these. Value is going to be around $200, probably. Heritage shows one other 1921 with a curved clip and a partial collar in AU55 that sold for $130 in 2016. Yours looks uncirculated, unless the vise caused any damage.
     
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  10. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    It will cost a fair amount to authenticate / holder that coin (submission fees & shipping both ways). It probably makes more sense to sell it raw to someone who can authenticate it for themselves.
     
  11. biohc

    biohc Well-Known Member

    The "vice" is for holding wristwatches when removing the back cover. I put 2 layers of duck tape on each side and barely tightened it enough to hold in place. I figured someone would say something about my "fixture." I couldn't hold the coin at the right angle to get a good pic. I may be old but I'm not totally batty yet. Mike
     
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  12. biohc

    biohc Well-Known Member

    Disregard my last post. The fixture is for holding a watch band when removing a link form the band. Mike
     
  13. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Thanks, John! I've never seen a clip or railroad rim listed as a VAM, but I just wanted to be sure. My "photographic" memory went out with roll film.
     
  14. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    These self-locking Kointongs are perfect for holding a coin upright while taking photos of the edge.

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  15. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    At PCGS
    $65 Mint Error tier + $10 handling fee + $22 return postage = $97 + whatever it costs you in postage to send it to them say $12 (for Priority flat rate and insured for $200) total cost for certification $109
     
  16. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    ANACS will be the least expensive, but their gaskets will cover up the partial collar. NGC is somewhere in between.
     
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