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What are the highest points on the Morgan dollar 's obverse and reverse?

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Hi ER, how have you been doing?? hi.gif


Here's the short answer to your question:


Obverse High Point: Hair directly above ear


Reverse High Point: Upper-center part of eagle's breast


That's the short answer and assumes that you have a fully struck Morgan Dollar (very few are). If you have what I call "pancake strike" Morgan, then the high points change a bit. Other parts of the eagle can become the high point and, on the obverse, you have various parts of Liberty's hair and even the stars being the high point.


Another factor is that there are 3 different types of Morgan Dollar reverse designs; flat, rounded and, uh, well, something else, but I can't remember. We don't handle modern coins as much as the early type.


Now, if you have a Morgan Dollar blank planchet, then you will have a real hard time finding the high point! grin.gif

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You can find the high point on any coin (there can be individual differences) by simply tilting the coin between your eye and a light. As you tilt it the high points will simply appear above the surface.

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