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#5470556 - 02/23/12 11:21 AM Re: 1881-S Morgan - possible star??? [Re: BillJones]
jgrinz Offline

Registered: 01/19/05
Posts: 6526
Loc: NE Patriots Country
 Originally Posted By: BillJones
There is one fly in the ointment. This is an 1881-S silver dollar, and nice examples of this coin are almost as common as sharks’ teeth. These coins were well made with many P-L examples, and large numbers of these coins are known in MS-64 and better.

Getting a star on an 1881-S is not quite as hard as finding a 1970-D half dollar in a bank roll, but it’s close.


I do agree with the grade ...

#5471977 - 02/23/12 08:02 PM Re: 1881-S Morgan - possible star??? [Re: BillJones]
JVC Offline

Registered: 02/05/12
Posts: 88
Loc: Texas
Nice looking coin. I like the luster, however I do not believe it will get a star.

#5472889 - 02/24/12 03:51 AM Re: 1881-S Morgan - possible star??? [Re: JVC]
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Ah, 1881-S Morgans. Quite possibly the pinnacle of the minting craft in terms of 19th century business strikes.

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#5473156 - 02/24/12 10:07 AM Re: 1881-S Morgan - possible star??? [Re: RockMyAmadeus]
KeeNoooo Offline

Registered: 07/18/11
Posts: 563
Loc: NY, USA
All points taken. Thanks all

#5478617 - 02/26/12 03:02 PM Re: 1881-S Morgan - possible star??? [Re: KeeNoooo]
MarkFeld Offline

Registered: 09/23/02
Posts: 11297
Loc: Texas
Based on the images provided, I don't see the coin as star worthy.
Mark Feld of Heritage Auctions

Unless otherwise stated, the opinions I express here are my own.

#5478712 - 02/26/12 03:52 PM Re: 1881-S Morgan - possible star??? [Re: BillJones]
Walkerfan Offline

TOTAL NEWBIE, makes no sense and seems very paradoxical and counter-intuitive.

Is it a very lame attempt at sarcastic humor??

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Posts: 4377
I agree that it is not a star worthy coin but it is still a nice common date MS example.
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#5479342 - 02/26/12 08:01 PM Re: 1881-S Morgan - possible star??? [Re: Walkerfan]
KeeNoooo Offline

Registered: 07/18/11
Posts: 563
Loc: NY, USA
It was very hard to get the true quality of the surface from my camera. I really think it is a beautiful coin. The surfaces are quite PL in spots. Unfortunatly I will admit they are not 100% PL

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