There are few coins in American history that attract the attention of investors and collectors like the Morgan Silver Dollar. This coin is considered one of the finest ever produced in the US, and surviving products are in high demand among numismatics both inside and outside North America. Today, the original Morgan Silver Dollar is available from 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.
- Contains .7734 ounces of .900 fine silver.
- Bears a $1 (USD) face value issued by the federal government.
- Given a Mint State 65 grade from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Struck between 1878 and 1904.
- Ships in original PCGS plastic slab.
Morgan Silver Dollars were first introduced in 1878 by the United States Mint. Silver dollar production in the US ceased following passage of the Coinage Act of 1873, ending the Seated Liberty Dollar’s production and halting free silver coining in the US. After five years of absence, new silver dollars entered circulation when the Morgan Silver Dollar was introduced.
Each of the coins available to you in this product listing comes from the original production period for the Morgan: 1878-1904. A one-year production occurred in 1921, but those Morgans were quickly replaced with a new Peace Dollar design. These coins have an MS65 grade, which means that each has an attractive, high quality luster. A few small scattered contact marks, or two larger marks, may be present on the coin.
The obverse design is the creation of George T. Morgan, the coin’s modern-day namesake. Morgan sat with Anna Willess Williams over multiple sessions to create his Lady Liberty design. On the reverse side of the coin is the image of America’s national emblem, the bald eagle. In it, the eagle has its wings spread wide while it clutches arrows and an olive branch in its talons.
Morgan Silver Dollars were produced by the United States Mint at a variety of its facilities. The Philadelphia, Carson City, San Francisco, Denver, and New Orleans mint facilities contributed to production, with only those coins from Philadelphia lacking a mint mark.
If you have questions about the Morgan Silver Dollars in this listing, feel free to contact a Silver.com associate at 888-989-7223. We’re also available online through our web chat and email services. If you are looking for similar coins, be sure to check out our full selection of Silver Dollars.