One of these silver dollars is worth $10, one is worth $100, and one is worth $1000. Can you tell which is which just by looking at them? We can.

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The coin on the left is an 1890-CC Tailbar Variety Morgan Silver Dollar worth around $1000 today.  Is that what you guessed?

An Almost Unciculated 1890-CC that is not the Tailbar variety, in this condition, is worth over $300. We can determine varieties quickly and easily as we’ve studied thousands of Morgan Dollars through the years. Other coins that look like this and in this condition, like an 1896-P, are worth around $20. Others are worth around $40.

The coin in the center is an 1886-O Morgan Silver Dollar in low grade. It recently sold at auction for just over $10, and the owner had spent between $30 and $200 on certification. However, an 1893-S Morgan Dollar that looks very similar to this condition is worth $1,400! Slightly better condition could make it worth $2,400!

All of these coins are heavily counterfeited. We can spot almost all counterfeits a mile away, and we know what to look at to differentiate even excellent counterfeits through pictures alone.

The coin on the right is a very common coin, a 1921-P Morgan Dollar. Many coins look a lot like this, but this coin happens to be in a gem grade, making it worth about $100! Most coins like this aren’t worth as much. Without an expert appraisal of condition, it’s tough to tell. Other coins that look just like this are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

To get the correct value of any collector coin, you must get expert assessment of authenticity and condition.

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Condition is only one factor in a collectible coin’s value. Is it authentic, or is it a 100-year-old counterfeit (or a brand new one)? Is it a truly rare or is it a common coin? Is it an error or collected variety coin? is it a problem coin? Is it original or tampered with, for instance cleaned?

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