The Morgan Silver Dollar was first struck at various branch mints across America between the years 1878 and 1904, and has gone on to become one of the classic items on the collectors’ market. Popular during the late 19th-century settlement boom on the “Wild West” frontier for its large size, arresting design, and substantial silver contents, these coins became increasingly rare — especially in uncirculated “mint state” quality — as they were lost to circulation wear or melted down for their precious metal. Among these coins, one of the most common surviving variants was issued at the San Francisco Mint in 1881, and one of the most abundant grades is Mint State 64, making these coins a great way to add high-quality Morgans to your collection at an affordable price. The
1881-S Morgan Silver Dollar Coin is now available from JM Bullion.
- Comes in a tamper-proof plastic slab with a label displaying its certified NGC grade of Mint State 64!
- Struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1881!
- Contains 0.7734 Troy oz of Silver, comprised of 90% silver and 10% copper.
- Face value of $1 issued by the United States government.
- Obverse side features Lady Liberty.
- Reverse side features a heraldic eagle.
This 1881-S Morgan Silver Dollar Coin comes in a tamper-proof plastic slab with a label that indicates its grade of Mint State 64 on the standardized Sheldon scale. JM Bullion fully insures all shipments against even the slightest chance of damage or loss.
Mint State 64 coins have scattered contact marks and hairline scratches, sometimes occurring in prime focal areas, and show an average strike and luster and an attractive overall eye appeal. The grade is certified by the internationally-recognized third-party coin graders at NGC, a company that has helped to set the industry standard since its founding in 1987.
The obverse field features Lady Liberty in a Phrygian cap, along with the inscriptions “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and “1881.” Thirteen decorative stars appear at the lower rim to represent the Union’s founding states.
The reverse field is dominated by a heraldic eagle clutching a bundle of arrows and an olive branch in its talons, accompanied by the “S” mint mark and the lettering “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “ONE DOLLAR,” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.”
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