The Morgan Silver Dollar is one of the most popular coins among collectors and investors. Its historical place in American coining makes it a favorite of collectors, while its silver content makes it desirable in the eyes of investors. Today, you can purchase an original Morgan Silver Dollar through Silver.com. The year of the coin you receive will be picked by our staff after your order is placed and cannot be guaranteed prior to ordering. Whichever mint year you receive, you are guaranteed to receive a coin that has been certified as MS65 by the NGC.
- Consists of .7734 ounces of .900 fine silver.
- Bears a $1 (USD) face value from the US Mint.
- Graded Mint State 63 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Designed by George T. Morgan.
- Ships in a PCGS plastic slab for protection.
This is one of the most unique coins from American history. When the Morgan Silver Dollar was first struck in 1878, it marked the return of $1 silver coins from the US Mint after the Coinage Act of 1873 was passed, resulting in a halt in production of silver dollars.
George T. Morgan brings an interesting twist to the coin’s history, as well. Morgan was a British citizen who, at the young age of 30, was ahead of his time as a coin engraver. While the Royal Mint in London had no need for his services, he came to the United States Mint on a six-month trial period. In the end, he created one of the most memorable coin designs in US history.
On the obverse side of all Morgan Silver Dollars is the image of Lady Liberty, wearing her trademark crown with the word “Liberty” engraved. “E Pluribus Unum” is engraved above her head, with 13 stars surrounding her image below.
The reverse side of the coin bears the iconic national emblem. In the image, a bald eagle is shown with arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other, with its wings spread wide.
Each of the Morgan Silver Dollars in this product listing comes from the original production run between 1878 and 1904. These coins are in Mint State 63, a common grade for surviving Morgan Silver Dollars. A coin in this condition has a luster that is slightly impaired, and may feature several small contact marks and scattered heavy marks.
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