Faith writes: I recently was given what I’ve now identified — through the help of your very useful site — a Morgan Dollar dated 1890. I was trying to figure out its worth, but can’t seem to locate the mint marking on the coin. It is in very good condition, so I’m sure its not smudged off or anything. Can you tell me where to look on the coin? Thanks so much.
Morgan Dollars minted in Philadelphia have no mint mark. Only the branch mints had mint marks located under the wreath on the reverse (eagle side). (See Mint Marks for exact position). The 1890 Philadelphia issue is considered a “common” date and in average circulated grades brings a little more than silver value. Uncirculated, gem condition pieces are hard to find and bring a significant price in the market.