The Morgan Silver Dollar remains one of America’s most beloved silver coin designs, even if it was met with a lukewarm reception when it was introduced in 1878. Today, the Morgan design lives on as the face of countless silver round collections and is now available in a brilliant new format from SilverTowne Mint. The 1 oz SilverTowne Silver Morgan Stackable Round is available to you to purchase today online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in an individual plastic flip, mint tube of 20, or box of 500 rounds.
- Recently unveiled at the 2017 FUN Show!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in proof-like condition.
- Obverse recreates Liberty from George T. Morgan.
- Reverse depicts the American bald eagle as found on the Morgan Silver Dollar.
- Stackable design along rim!
When the Morgan Silver Dollar was introduced by the United States Mint in 1878, it marked the end of a five-year hiatus in the free coining of silver at the mint. With the entrance of the Morgan Silver Dollar design into circulation, the use of the famed Seated Liberty design came to an end.
The Morgan Silver Dollar remained in circulation in the United States from 1878 until 1904 when legislative maneuvering again resulted in an end to silver dollar coining from the mint. The silver dollar would not reappear in the US until after World War I, with the Morgan design featuring again through most of 1921, until it was replaced by the new Peace Silver Dollar design.
On the obverse of the 1 oz SilverTowne Silver Morgan Stackable Round you’ll find the original design of Liberty created by Morgan. George T. Morgan was British by birth and actually worked as an apprentice at the Royal Mint in England, but with no path forward there he came to the US to take on an apprenticeship at the US Mint, eventually creating this left-profile portrait of Liberty.
The reverse of the Morgan Silver Round was also created by Morgan, and it features a bald eagle clutching an olive branch of peace in one talon and the arrows of war in the other. The eagle’s head faces the olive branch, and is often used on coinage to indicate the nation’s preference for peace and lack of desire to be engaged in war.
All 1 oz SilverTowne Silver Morgan Stackable Rounds have a proof-like background finish, lending a mirrored visual to the coin’s finish. Each one has a rim design that includes alternating raised and lowered teeth so you can stack your new silver rounds more steadily during storage and transport.
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