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Question about my Morgan silver dollar

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I’m a younger coin collector and don’t know much about Morgan’s. I was wondering about the rim of the coin on the reverse. On the left starting by the top of the wing going down to the N on the one the rim of the coin seems to be raised. Is this just a common min error? I would love you feedback it would be much appreciated!



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That occurs when the obverse and reverse die are not perfectly centered on the same axis. Some metal got squeezed into a slight gap that resulted between the reverse die and the collar. The Mint calls this "finning," while the hobby calls it "wire rim."

It's interesting but does not qualify as a mint error, since this sort of thing happens frequently.

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