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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Where can I find the current silver dollar value?
    I am looking for a way to see the current silver dollar value of a bunch of Morgan Dollars that I inherited. None of them are perfect but I do know that if it has the right mint mark or year they could be worth a lot right?

    • ANSWER:
      I know of a great site that will ave all current Silver Dollar values. I'll stick it in the resource box. It has a very long listing of every year that the morgans were made. Also, you need to pay attention to the mint and year. The 1st year is the 1878, it's the best one usually and if it was made in Carson City, well you are in LUCK fella! Good luck !

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the P engraved on the front of my 1897 silver dollar?
    I have an 1897 silver dollar that was minted in New Orleans (designated by the O on the back of the coin). However, on the front in lady liberty's cheek is an engraved letter P. It takes up the space of just below her eye down to her chin, but does not cover up any of the lines of her face. Any ideas how/why that is there and if it is one of the many "mistakes" prone to Morgan silver dollars? The coin is in fairly good condition, not worn much, but the metal has darkened over the years.

    • ANSWER:
      There was no P mint mark in those days. I would recommend taking the coin to a local coin expert or two for an evaluation. The coin would be worth from up to possibly 00 based upon your description of the wear, but the "P" might actually decrease the value of the coin. There is an error known as a clashed die error where the two dies become damaged by smashing together with no planchet between them, and subsequent coins have the image of the damaged dies. This does not really sound like what has happened in your case, but it is possible. Again, a local coin expert or two would be your best help, or you might post a photo here. I hope that helps.

  3. QUESTION:
    How to naturally tone silver dollar coins?
    I have a few morgan silver dollars and want to know how to get a naturally toned coin. I've seen artificially toned coins and the tone rubs right off. Is there anyway to naturally tone a coin?

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to naturally tone is to put a silver coin in close quarters, (pardon the pun), with sulphur. An old manila envelope, or any other low dose sulphur source will tone a silver coin in a few years.

      The real question is why you wish to tone? I like toning, but except in very rare cases does it inprove the value. Most collectors prefer shiny white coins. Go to a coin show and look at hundreds of toned and untoned coins is the best way I can suggest to learn your own preference and how to spot fake toning.

      P.S. Most fake toned coins have the toning applied to cover up a major defect. That is another reason most collectors prefer white coins.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it a good idea to invest in Morgan/Peace silver dollars right now?
    I'm 18 and have been thinking about starting to invest some of my money. I think now is a good time to start. I'm thinking about buying some Morgan or Peace type silver dollars to save in a safe deposit box. With any luck, I have a long time to wait for the value to go up (due to inflation if for no other reason). These coins also have a numismatic premium which I think will also go up with time. I like the idea of this investment because it allows me to have a tangible possession as well as an investment. I also have done research and know that the price of silver is down from a relative high in 2011. Please tell me if I am wrong about any of this and if it is in fact a good idea.

    • ANSWER:
      There are so many millions of Morgan/Peace silver dollars being hoarded by people young and old, that most of them are considered bullion coins (without any numismatic value premium) and are strictly bought for their silver content. Yes, silver has had a very bad value history recently and at its current price of /oz. has declined by just about 60% over the last 2 years. What a lousy hedge against inflation. That means silver has to rise 250% just to make up that loss again. Silver is a commodity and should not be confused with money. I believe it has a greater likelihood to drop to than it has to rise back up to .

  5. QUESTION:
    How much is a Morgan Dollar worth?
    I have a Morgan Silver Dollar. It is in Very Good condition, and on it are the words "E Plurbus Unum", year 1899. Does anyone know what it would be worth?

    • ANSWER:
      The melt value is .89 as of this moment. A collector will pay whatever they are willing to pay for it. If you decide to sell it, don't sell it at a jewerly store, they screw you big time. Ebay is probably a good place to sell it.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the value of a 1921 silver dollar?
    I found a 1921 Silver Dollar i have had and I would like to know how much it is worth.

    • ANSWER:
      1921 Last Year Morgan Silver Dollar Mint Mark Set? 3
      or a single coin? -80 (depending on it,'s condition)

  7. QUESTION:
    Were any 1972 Kennedy half dollars made of all silver like mine appears to be?
    I was looking for a value on a 1972 non-clad Kennedy half dollar and couldn't find a listing. It's ridge has no visible copper and it's color and luster are the same as my 1900 Morgan Silver dollar. Do I have something rare?

    • ANSWER:
      No. There were no proof coins made in 40% silver that year. Or any year after 1970 except for the special S mint bicentennial coins from 1976, until they started making 90% silver proofs in 1992. And no circulating coinage has had any silver since 1964 except the 1965-1970 40% silver Kennedys.

      What you have is a clad coin where the copper isn't visible along the edge, which is not unusual.

  8. QUESTION:
    How much is a 1894 e pluribus unum silver dollar worth?
    Hey so I got this coin from my grandpa and it's a 1894 silver dollar with a o below the eagle. Can you tell me the price range for all the conditions?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.merchantcircle.com/answers/q/132919/I-have-a-1894-E-PLURIBUS-UNUM-UNITED-STATES-OF-AMERICA-ONE-DOLLAR-COIN-please-tell-me-whats-its-worth

      A quote from one website:

      "If I were you , I would check with a local coin dealer or collector that s trustable and see if they have more numismatic value than selling them by weight. Don t sell them to the collector, just get an idea of their value. Coins from those years could bring you a lot more money than you think."

      This link has a chart that might be helpful:

      http://www.valueincoins.com/silver-dollars/morgan-silver-dollar/

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the value of a 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar?
    I found this dollar coin and I am wondering how much it is worth. (If it is worth face value, just state that maturely) Also, I was wondering if there were ways to clean it up without ruining the coin and/or lowering its value because it is rather dirty. Thanks!
    As I can tell, I can't find a seal or a mark to determine where it was minted James. That might help for future answers. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The 1921 Morgan dollar is quite common for all 3 mints struck quite a few. The mint mark if any is on the eagle side (reverse) near the bottom under the wreath (above the DO in dollar). The coin at this time in circulated grades is worth the silver value only. Last spot price I have for today is .11 an ounce.That being the case the coin is worth around . Do not clean any coin for it will lose any collector value it may have. I think it would be wise to put your coin in a coin holder and put it away for a few years. With a lot of silver coins being melted it won't be long, that the once common coins are no longer common, for they are gone. In the future you will see your coin gain in collector value as well as silver is still going up. Hope this helps in some way.

  10. QUESTION:
    How many Morgan silver dollars still exist?
    If you would have to guess, due to melting values of silver, how many still exist?

    Will they grow in value as the years go on and as they start to disappear?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, just in 1921 85 million were minted. My guess would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 200-300 million. Remember. They were stored in the Federal Reserve bank vaults for a long time and then sold to the public back in the 60s by the 00 bag. Bag after bag after bag. I really doubt they are going to disappear. Safe deposit boxes through out the nation are stuffed full of them. They have however tended to grow in value except during a period of the 80s when the price collapsed. People love to collect them and they are preferable to paper money that the government prints by the train load.


morgan silver dollar value by year