Some of the most popular coins in American history are those which were once widely available as circulation products, and are now extremely difficult to find. The Morgan Silver Dollar and Peace Silver Dollar are two of the most popular silver coins in US history, and right now you have the chance to purchase one of these popular coins on Silver.com.
- Please note: these coins are in WORSE than Cull condition, and may include coins with holes, bends, slicks, or other serious aesthetic defects.
- Coins ship in plastic flips or plastic tubes of 20.
- Morgan Silver Dollar introduced in 1878.
- Peace Silver Dollar introduced in 1921.
- Each coin consists of .7734 troy ounces of .900 fine silver.
- Morgan Silver Dollar designed by George T. Morgan.
- Peace Silver Dollar designed by Anthony de Francisci.
The Morgan Silver Dollar and Peace Silver Dollar are two coins that were struck by the United States Mint at key points in American history, and are inextricably linked to one another to this day. The Morgan Silver Dollar was introduced for the first time in 1878, and marked the end of a five-year hiatus in the production of silver coins in the US.
Designed by British national, and former Royal Mint engraving apprentice, George T. Morgan. His image of Liberty was the first to break with traditional Greek images of Liberty, and the first to feature more American visuals. Morgan Silver Dollars were struck from 1878 to 1904, and once again in 1921.
The Peace Silver Dollar was introduced midway through 1921 to replace the Morgan Silver Dollar. Designed by Anthony de Francisci, his image of Liberty was inspired by his wife and was more modern than Morgan’s 19th century vision. On the reverse, the American bald eagle was featured at rest for the first time.
Following World War I, the Peace Silver Dollar was introduced with the resting eagle on the reverse as a sign of America’s desire for peace, but also represented the nation’s readiness to defend its borders. The Peace Silver Dollar not only replaced the Morgan, but was also one of the shortest production runs for a silver dollar and was the last silver dollar struck by the mint.
The Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars available to you today in this Silver.com listing are in worse than cull condition. These coins are likely to have heavy signs of wear and tear, and may even feature bends, slicks, and holes.
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