The Morgan Silver Dollar is unquestionably one of the most popular coins in the history of the United States Mint. Created by an English engraver and unveiled at a time when silver dollar coining had come to an end, the Morgan Silver Dollar went on to become arguably the most popular silver dollar design ever. The Morgan Silver Dollar is available today on Silver.com with a Mint State 64 grade.
- Ships to you in a protective PCGS plastic slab.
- Includes .7734 troy ounces of silver content.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States government.
- Bears a grade of MS64 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Obverse depicts Lady Liberty in left-profile relief.
- Reverse includes the American bald eagle.
- Coins in this listing minted only between 1878 and 1904.
When the Morgan Silver Dollar was introduced in 1878 it was done so after significant lobbying by silver interests in the country. The free coining of silver, a practice which allowed citizens to turn silver into the US Mint that would be returned in silver coin form, had ended in 1873, taking with it the Seated Liberty Dollar design.
The reintroduction of silver dollars was the result of a glut of silver in the United States at the time. Assistant Engraver George T. Morgan, a recent immigrant from England who couldn’t find work with the Royal Mint of London, designed the now-famous Liberty depiction on the silver dollar that went on to bear his name.
Each Morgan Silver Dollar coin in this Silver.com listing has a grade of Mint State 64 from the PCGS. Coins in this condition have average luster, and likely feature a variety of small flaws. These include, but are not limited to, several small contact marks in groupings, one or two moderately heavy marks, one or two small patches of hairlines, and noticeable, light scuff marks on the coin’s surface.
None of the coins in this product listing are from the one-time striking in 1921 when the US Mint briefly reinstated silver dollar coining following World War I. These coins specifically come from the original 1878 to 1904 minting period.
On the obverse of each Morgan Silver Dollar Coin PCGS MS64 is the image of Lady Liberty in left-profile relief. The reverse side of the coin features the American bald eagle, wings spread wide as it clutches the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace.
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