What is a fair price for a Morgan repousse/"pop out" coin?

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  1. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister The Coin Scavenger © ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Seller is asking $150. It's cool, but I'm not sure it's *that* cool...

    Thoughts?
     
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  3. Evan8

    Evan8 Old Soul

    I dont think it's that cool either. It's junk silver to me.
     
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  4. jwitten

    jwitten Well-Known Member

    I just sold my $2 1/2 Gold Liberty repousse ring for $575! And it sold very quickly. And I thought I might have overpaid at $430!
     
  5. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Make sure it is not an Alibaba special.
     
  6. Cascade

    Cascade The Blind VAMmer

    If it's a sterling bezel my gut says it's worth $80 +\-. Non-sterling $50 +/-
     
  7. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    What is a fair price for a Morgan repousse/"pop out" coin?

    Anywhere from 39 cents to $800 - depending on who you ask of course :)

    If ya offered it to me for free I wouldn't take it. But that guy, that guy over there, God only knows how much he'd pay for it :rolleyes:
     
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  8. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I have seen several of these sell at about $100. If it has a patent bar on the reverse, it might bring more.
     
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  9. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x

    These could be artifacts of the repousse punch but the upper loop of the first eight is wrong and the shape of the first left and right stars are too fat. The coin has the look of a counterfeit.
     
  10. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    As far as I am concerned, melt. (The dies for these things still exist. They can always make more.)
     
  11. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister The Coin Scavenger © ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    So they're not made from real Morgans?
     
  12. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Could be either one.
     
  13. Bob Evancho

    Bob Evancho Member

    Be very careful when purchasing these. Remember a Genuine silver dollar weighs 26.73 grams. If you weigh the pendant and it weighs 23 plus or minus grams with the soldered on bezel, you can be assured it is a counterfeit. It should weigh 26.73 minus a little wear plus the weight of this type of bezel at about 2 to 3 grams. I have many counterfeit and altered coins and have one of these which I use to teach collectors at shows or coin club meetings. You will also note that it does not have the correct diagnostics for the original silver dollar of that year although no mint mark might show. A previous poster noted differences in diagnostics ( suggest VAMWorld.com). If you buy it online, make sure the seller offers a return policy. If you are looking at it in an antique shop, just weigh it. Also ask about their return policy.
     
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  14. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Wise words.
     
  15. HawkeEye

    HawkeEye 1881-O VAMmer Supporter

    I have seen these sell for a lot and a little. Timing seems to be the thing and just hitting the right buyer. Telling real from fake coin is almost impossible unless you have it in hand and can weigh it. I have seen many silver ones but never a gold one. I would treat them as a novelty and pay melt.

    But this is only one category of strangeness. There are cutouts, colored, holographic, coated, etc. They are worth what the buyer thinks they are worth.
     
  16. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    For what it's worth, I have one that my grandfather brought back from WWI. I'll have to see if I can find it and post a picture. It has 3 or 4 coins dangling if I remember right. Half dollar on top with each coin smaller.
     
  17. David Setree Rare Coins

    David Setree Rare Coins Well-Known Member

    They are still making those. The price is what one is willing to pay and the selling willing to sell.
     
  18. HawkeEye

    HawkeEye 1881-O VAMmer Supporter

    I think I read somewhere that these first appeared at one of the World Fairs as a novelty. That might date the practice back to about 1893 or so. It seems like it was done in a way that the patron made their own repousse coin.
     
  19. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Doug word to the wise pass.....btw missed you yesterday .
     
  20. IBetASilverDollar

    IBetASilverDollar Well-Known Member

    I've opened this thread 3x now and cant figure out what I'm looking at
     
  21. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    Here is my Grandfather's from WWI. I think he bought it to commemorate our
    victory Dime is 1914, Quarter 1914, Half 1912.

    . Grandp Harold K Vaughn's Pop Out Coins - 1914,1914,1912.jpg
     
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