Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Heritage Auctions hosted massive auctions at
this year’s American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of
Money in Rosemont, Ill., Aug. 11 to 15.
six-figure rarities often capture headlines, the sheer volume of these
auctions provide many opportunities for collectors to add coins to
their collection at more reasonable price points.
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is one of three coins we're profiling in this week's Market Analysis
that sold for less than $500 and that each provide solid value for the money.
Morgan dollar, MS-65
Morgan dollars from the Philadelphia Mint are most commonly found
certified in Mint State grades of MS-62 to MS-64. Mint State 65
examples are tougher to locate but still available, with Professional Coin Grading Service grading more
than a thousand in this grade. The population thins substantially in
finer grades with just 135 PCGS submissions earning the MS-66 grade
level, with few finer.
Often, colorful toned Morgan dollars trade at a premium to untoned
coins, and this example, with even vertical bands of jewel tones on
both sides, would appeal to many collectors of toned coins.
The toning, not quite bold enough to be called rainbow, is still
attractive. It represents a major value when compared with other
examples that have recently traded at auction and the $493.50 that it
brought at Heritage’s American Numismatic Association online session
is less than the $550 to $650 that untoned or lightly toned examples
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