1899 Morgan Silver Dollar Value

Currently your 1899 Morgan silver dollar value is $19.94 . However this is just a minimum value representing how much a circulated-worn dollar is worth.

Uncirculated 1899 Morgan Silver Dollar Value

Of particular interest to collectors are 1899 silver dollars minted at the main mint in Philadelphia. With a mintage total only a fraction of most other dates, Philadelphia dollars are worth a premium in any condition. Identify the mint that struck your coin by examining the reverse for "mintmarks." There is a close up image of the mintmark location just under the value chart.

Next, the condition of your coin needs close inspection. If it is well preserved, with original detail remaining, it is more than a common silver dollar. These nice condition pieces are tops on collector want lists. An example of a prized 1899 silver dollar in "uncirculated" condition, with no wear to its surface, is pictured to the right.

Find the highest value in your coin by defining: Date-Mintmark-Condition. Just after the value chart are sections covering mintmarks and their locations, also images and detailed descriptions helping to judge condition. Using both arrives at an accurate 1899 Morgan silver dollar value.

Mintmark Location 1899 Morgan Silver Dollar

Realize old coins are collected not only by date but by mint of issue as well. Mintmarks are a small but important detail deciding 1899 Morgan silver dollar value. Discovering your coin was struck at the Philadelphia mint, identified by the absence of mintmark on the reverse increases the potential value- note: Philadelphia did not use a mintmark in 1899. Examine the reverse just below the ribbon, an "S" indicates the San Francisco mint, an "O" confirms the New Orleans mint struck your coin.

1899 Morgan Silver Dollar Values
 Condition of Coin
  1899 Morgan Silver Dollar Values Updated 10/12/2015
1899 $120 $128 $149 $189
1899 O $19.94 $19.94 $22.14 $35.19
1899 S $24.42 $25.83 $40.06 $311

Condition Rarity and 1899 Morgan Silver Dollar Value

Many 1899-S Morgan dollars are available to collectors today. The above value chart lists all circulated (worn) examples minted at the San Francisco mint trade very close to their underling silver value. However the situation changes and values begin to really take off if your coin is one of the few survivors in Mint State condition.

Outstanding uncirculated condition sets the coin pictured far apart from the typical 1899-S silver dollar. Of note: within the mint state grade there are ranges of value dependent upon aesthetic qualities of preservation. Contributing to collector appeal in the uncirculated grade is boldness of strike, lack of blemishes to the surface and brightness of luster.

This silver dollar meets all the qualities to elevate it to "condition rarity" status. Not only is it unquestionably free of wear but also the quality of its strike produced a needle sharp design, always a high value feature. Looking closely, contact marks and nicks which typically abound on most large coins are all but absent. And finally, confirming a top position in value is the radiant bright blue-white mint luster.

The result, bidding at a David Lawrence rare coin auction continued until $2850 was reached. Confirming 1899 silver dollars in rare condition are avidly sought.

Rare 1899-S Morgan Silver Dollar

Judge Condition to Accurately Value Your 1899 Dollar

Judging the condition of your coin is one of the subtle but important parts of placing a value. Collectors are always searching for silver dollars in top condition, they study closely the amount of wear on any given coin. In their evaluation a "grade" of its condition is assigned helping determine an accurate value. Find the closest condition-grade match to your 1899 dollar using the images. Highlighted just below this section on grading silver dollars is the impressive auction result of a "condition rarity" 1899 silver dollar.
1899 Morgan Silver Dollar Uncirculated Condition

Uncirculated:  Is your 1899 Morgan silver dollar value at a premium because of "uncirculated" condition? An uncirculated coin is without any wear to its surfaces. Original silver mint luster still covers all design details. Holding your coin by the edges, and by tilting and slowing rotating, unbroken bands of luster radiate from edge to edge. Any wear disrupts these bands dulling the surface, most evident on Liberty's cheek.

1899 Morgan Silver Dollar Extremely Fine Condition

Extremely Fine:   Wear has started to diminish small details of the hair just behind Liberty's ear and forehead. Further behind the ear the folds of the cap are now just slightly flattened. On the revere, small amounts of wear are visible on the tops of the wings, and obvious on the neck and breast feathers. Light overall wear defines an old silver dollar in extremely fine condition.

1899 Morgan Silver Dollar Fine Condition

Fine:  Wear has reduced original design detail to the point of merging. All fine lines in the hair above the forehead have disappeared, replaced by large flat areas. Once rounded, the front of the neck and cheek below the eye are now noticeably flattened by wear and abrasions. Despite moderate even wear, lettering and rim are well defined giving your coin a respectable appearance.

1899 Morgan Silver Dollar Good Condition

Good:  Your 1899 silver dollar in "good" condition is well worn with most of the metal forming the high reliefs of design removed. Liberty's cheek and forehead have blended into one connecting with her hair and cap. The rim is almost gone, however the stars and lettering remain separate of the rim. Giving your coin character, some detail remains, large curls of hair behind the neck and a full "Liberty" in her coronet.

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