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1887 Alligator Eye Morgan Silver Dollar Error - Uncirculated- Certified
1887 Alligator Eye Morgan Dollar Error - Uncirculated- Certified
Graded by ANACS, NGC, or PCGS

Graded by ANACS, NGC, or PCGS
Our Price: $199.95
Year: 1887
Mint(s): Philadelphia
Composition: .900 Pure Silver
Diameter: 38.1 mm

Product Code: 19000

The Morgan Dollar is the most popular "vintage" US Coin. Its series was struck from 1878 to 1904 and then again in 1921, and struck at 5 different US Mints; Philadelphia ( no mint mark ), New Orleans ( O ), San Francisco ( S ), Carson City ( CC ), and Denver ( D ).

There are many popular areas inside of the series:
By year -- there were 28 years of production
By Mint -- collecting 1 from each mint is popular or by a specific mint such as the Carson City mint ( the rarest mint with less than 3% of all coins struck - made for 13 years )
... but my favorite is collecting the Errors ... the "Oops" coins.

The #1 "Oops Coin" ... The "Alligator Eye"

What is it? The "Alligator Eye" Morgan was struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1887. It is know as a Double Die Error, but the uniqueness of this error is why it's special. The Key Identifier is a second vertical line marking the front of Liberty's eye ( see the photo ). So experts have titled it after the Alligator, for having 2 sets of eyelids.

How rare is it? Experts believe that 1 coin die had this unique error out of 107 dies created for the Philadelphia Mint in 1887. But out of 28 years of production and 5 Mints striking the coin, this is the only 1 has ever been found with this type of error. This one covers all key bases -- it's Scarcity leads to it's Popularity.

Independently Certified !! Each of our coins has been independently authenticated and certified by ANACS ( American Numismatic Association Certification Service ), one of the oldest and most trusted names in the industry, as being this unique error.

The last key here is value ... a look at a few of the other special errors in the Morgan Dollar series tells the inside story. The 1878 7 over 8 Tail Feather error and the 1900 O over CC error have been seen for upwards of $200. In the last 6 months we've only seen 1 group of Alligator Eyes advertised nationally and they were at $200 as well. Each comes in a cherry wood presentation case.

Graded by ANACS, NGC, or PCGS

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