Table of Contents
About the Author iv
Credits and Acknowledgments v
Foreword Leroy C. Van Allen vii
Chapter 1 The Appeal and Challenge of Morgan Dollars 1
Chapter 2 The Tradition of Silver Dollars 7
Chapter 3 Designing the Morgan Dollar 16
Chapter 4 Minting Processes 28
Chapter 5 The Five Morgan Silver Dollar Mints 38
Chapter 6 Treasury Hoards and Other Quantities 45
Chapter 7 Ways to Collect Morgan Silver Dollars 66
Chapter 8 Grading and the Marketplace 73
Chapter 9 Beyond the Basics: Specialized Varieties 99
Chapter 10 Year by Year: An Analysis by Date and Mintrnark 105
Appendix A Morgan Silver Dollar Patterns 269
Appendix B Misstruck and Error Morgan Dollars 271
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