1896 TONED MORGAN DOLLAR
I was lucky enough to win this coin from my favorite auction house and wanted to share it with you. As you can see in the photos, it's a 1896. It's graded MS 64 by NGC. This Morgan year issue is probably the most plentiful of the 1890's. In spite of that I fell in love with the toning. My photographic skills do not show it but this Morgan has great iridescent blues, greens and mint luster. Although being a bit baggy, I feel it is a tremendous example of the Morgan Dollar series. I am a firm believer of collecting what one likes. That I got a great deal on it doesn't hurt either. Thanks for looking and your comments.
Sourced: A Buyers Guide to Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States--Third Edition--By Q. David Bowers---2006
Thanks for sharing that wonderful coin with us! I look forward to more posts.
Love those beautiful toned Morgans! Great find Longstrider!
Beautiful coin. Thanks for sharing.
Pliny The Elder
Very nice. Love the degree of toning it has, too.
great coin indeed the toning improves it dramatically
That is great, you got what you liked. That is what collecting is all about.
I am sure it's prettier in person. Thanks!
It is. Thanks!!
I had know idea you liked toned coins. I like some. That's a nice coin. I'm the worst photographer on the site. Can see the toning on the obverse. It looks nice. I wish peace dollars would tone nice. Thanks for the blog and picture.