1891 O Silver Dollar Die Error or Fake?
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Picked up this 1891 O Morgan Silver Dollar at a sale and after noticing the odd mark on the reverse I weighed it.  It weighs 26.3 grams which is .04 grams low. Passed the ice test and magnet test.

The raised mark appears to be from a strike not from post mint damage. Die Error??

Appreciate any help.  Thanks 

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Looks like a raised line on the coin, which could be from a die gouge.  Post-strike damage would be more likely to show up as a gouge in the coin.  

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It's just a deliberate scratch put into the coin with a knife or razor. Displacing the metal pushes it up into a "hedge." NGC gets these frequently as would-be varieties or mint errors.

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The bar is raised and there are no signs of cut or misplaced metal.  Almost like it has been "glued on" like there have been reports of S mint marks being "glued" on other Morgans.

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