Browse Categories

"1909-o" micro-o Morgan Silver fantasy issue, Die Pair 1, Uncirculated, MS-67+

Your Price: SOLD OUT
Out of stock
Item Number: mm_0100_1909o_S1
Premium quality, individually-handled, consistent with MS-67 grade.

No genuine Morgan Silver Dollars were minted during 1905-1920. But imagine if the New Orleans Mint had decided to make silver dollars one last time upon the closing of that mint in 1909. This is what they would have looked like. All of these over-strikes have the micro-o reverse, with the same mint mark style, size, and orientation as that found on the scarce 1899-o micro-o Morgan Dollars, as well as the 1896-o, 1900-o, and 1902-o micro-o vintage counterfeits from the same time period. These vintage counterfeits were thought to be rare genuine US Mint products for a long time. It wasn’t until 2005 that someone finally realized that some intrepid counterfeiters had taken a scarce (genuine) 1899-o micro-o Morgan Silver Dollar and used it as a model to produce fake coins dated 1896, 1900, and 1902. They likely produced the fakes prior to 1940. They were well-made and contained the full amount of silver, but the strikes were soft and the high-point details were lacking. Once circulated, they were quite convincing. At the time, the scrap silver content would have been about 35 cents. With a one dollar face value, the counterfeiters could still profit by making and spending them. Even though they are counterfeits, the 1896-o, 1900-o, and 1902-o micro-o coins command strong prices from collectors today.

Now available is this modern over-strike, the most exacting and faithful rendition available. Holding one in hand gives the viewer a true sense of what it would be like to own an original (had any actually been produced). And since these are over-struck on genuine coins, they have the correct weight (no metal is added or removed), correct metallic content, and correct diameter and edge type. All the over-strikes are privately and painstakingly performed using a surplus Denver Mint coin press.

NOTE: Defacing of US coins is legal so long as the defacement isn't for fraudulent purposes.

By purchasing one or more of these, the buyer agrees to provide full disclosure of their origin when reselling them. Failure to provide potential buyers with complete and accurate information when offering these could result in criminal and/or civil fraud charges. In other words, don't try to sell to unaware buyers as original coins of this date.

Since these are over-struck on existing coins, there may be faint evidence of the original coin design showing since the over-strike is usually not perfectly aligned with the original strike.

Do not attempt to use these as legal tender. This product is NOT endorsed or approved by the US Mint, US Treasury, or US Government.

Product Reviews

(1 Rating, 0 Reviews) Average Rating: