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Rare Morgan Silver Dollar Bank Roll-Carson City

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I don’t do much on eBay, and I really miss the days before it was a corporate giant.  Though I had to share this cool find while browsing the Coin Community.  Heavenlytreasures4u2010 is offering a Rare Morgan Silver Dollar Bank Roll *UNC*Carson City*DMPL.  At first thought this is very exciting, and anyone who has read The|Coinologist post on the Carson City Mint will know that this is any CC enthusiasts dream roll.  Once the ether wears off, you have to start your due diligence on originality, condition, and reputation of the seller.   I am eager to see what this ends up selling for and what kind of feedback the lucky winner will post.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 7, 2010 at 8:08 pm

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  1. Morgan silver dollars have an interesting nick name,sometimes being knows as” cartwheels.” The cartwheel effect is a term that describes the rotating, windmill like effect of light that mint state coins exhibit. The cartwheel effect is best known for appearing on Morgan Dollars, due to a fortuitous confluence of coin design, planchet size, and die preparation methods, although the effect can be seen on nearly any mint state coin. The cartwheel effect is caused by flow lines that occur during the coin striking process, and the effect is somewhat fragile, disappearing as a result of circulation or the coin being cleaned.
    To most easily observe the cartwheel effect, hold a newly minted coin with the obverse side up, and tilt the coin at various angles to the light. You should see a pattern of rotating lighter versus darker reflection of the light against the coin’s surface as you tilt the coin. The cartwheel effect is best seen on larger coins, and doesn’t necessarily appear on all mint state coins, since the effect is dependent on various factors that come together during striking.


    April 19, 2011 at 9:16 am

  2. these so called bank rolls cost about $2 each on aliexpress


    July 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    • The coins from Aliexpress are counterfeit. The photos are from other websites and are being sold from China. Buyer beware!


      July 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm

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