Among the most desirable of the Morgan Silver Dollars are those sourced from the Redfield Hoard. This legendary stash of silver dollars is considered the largest in American history. Back in 1974, eccentric businessman LaVere Redfield passed away, leaving behind some 400,000 coins in a secret wall in his basement. Currently, Redfield 1882-S Morgan Silver Dollar Coins can be purchased online from JM Bullion.
- Delivered to you in a sealed Redfield holder!
- Historic Redfield Morgan Silver Dollar!
- Limited availability of certified silver coins!
- Contains .77344 Troy oz of actual silver content.
- Bears a face value of $1 backed by the US government.
- Features a grade of Mint State 63+ from NGC.
- A bust of Lady Liberty is found on the obverse side.
- A heraldic eagle motif features in the reverse design.
- Includes a San Francisco mintmark.
Each 1882-S Morgan Dollar Coin in this online JM Bullion listing was originally struck at the San Francisco branch of the US Mint. The coins were later found in the Redfield Hoard and placed in special plastic holders with a red background. While the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has assigned these coins a grade of MS63+, please note that they do not come in the standard NGC slabs. Rather, the preserve their integrity as Redfield Morgans, NGC chose to keep the coins inside of their original holders.
LaVere Redfield was born on October 29, 1897, in Utah. After working on an Idaho potato farm in his 20s, Redfield became a sales manager at a store and also met his wife, Nell. The couple moved out West to California, where Redfield began to amass a fortune through stock market investing. However, when the Great Depression hit and Franklin Roosevelt took the country off the gold standard, Redfield turned to physical silver to store his wealth. Over the next four decades, he amassed an impressive collection of silver dollars, most of which were in mint condition. After his death in 1974, the coins were discovered and became known as the Redfield Hoard.
The obverse of these Morgan Silver Dollar Coins contains a portrait of Lady Liberty. In this classic design from George T. Morgan, we see Liberty in left-profile relief wearing a crown of wheat and a Phrygian cap. Morgan used schoolteacher Anna Williams from Philadelphia as a model for this iconic effigy. Inscriptions are included that read E Pluribus Unum, 1882.
On the reverse side of 1882-S Morgan Silver Dollars, there is a rendition of the heraldic eagle. The majestic bird is shown with its wings spread wide as it clutches arrows and an olive branch in its talons. These historically have symbolized war and peace, respectively. Inscriptions on the reverse read United States of America, One Dollar, In God We Trust.
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