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1921 Morgan Silver Dollar
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1921 Morgan Silver Dollar
1921 Morgan Silver Dol trying to identify an unusual strike or mark on a 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar.  The mark is found under the eagle's beak.

Hi Loraine,

Thank you for the pictures.

Unfortunately, that mark is nothing special -- just a nick caused by contact with something sharp, after the coin left the mint.  It does not add any value, and being the most common date there is for Morgan Dollars, it won't detract from its value either.  Currently, it's worth about $24.

I hope this helps,


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