For holidays, such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Resurrection Sunday, along with several birthdays, our Grandparents send us packages, and there is a little something for each and every one of us, and often they'll send me a coin. For my last birthday, they gave me a 1902 AU-50 Morgan Dollar, and it was a pleasant surprise. Just yesterday, as I was taking out the trash with my brother, he checked the mail, and a big package in his face startled him! We immediately knew who it was from, and I shouted it up to the house (Everyone was enjoying the outdoors on a warm, 70 degree evening). I hauled my brother and the package--and the mail, and then when we put the wagon away, we all ran inside. I pulled out my bag, but didn't feel anything round. I shook the bag upside-down, and out popped an Eisenhower dollar, no, No, NO! A Morgan Dollar! It is an 1886 in XF-40 condition. It has some interesting black toning on the reverse.
I have already had 5 morgan dollars accumulating in my collection. In one of the Numismatist magazines, it mentioned how silver dollars just continually pile up in one's collection, and I have found it to be true! January 28th 2014: As a late birthday present, a close friend gave me a bright, shiny, glistening 1885-O Morgan. As it was my first silver dollar in my collection, I was so excited for my first silver dollar, and that is was an old Morgan, that I didn't even look at the reverse until I was asked, "Is that 'O' in the back the mintmark?" I checked, and sure enough, it was an 1885-O. I am no professional grader, but I believe it to be an AU-58. January 13th 2015: As a late Christmas present, someone else gave me one of her Morgans, an AG-3 1896-O. This one is by far the lowest grade, but it is also the rarest by about 3,000,000. Same day: A couple of hours later, my birthday package arrived, and in it was an AU-50 1902 Morgan. January 15th 2015: As a birthday present, the same person who gave me the AU-58 1885-O gave me a VF-30 1884-O, although cleaned. This is my oldest Morgan, but it is my least favorite, being polished. April 7th 2015: As a Resurrection Sunday present, our grandparents sent us another package, and out popped an XF-40 1886 with interesting toning on the reverse. This is my most common, but I like the toning. Altogether, I have 5 of them, and their total values are around $190.00.