There are few coins from American history more significant, and more popular, than the Morgan Silver Dollar coin. Introduced for the first time in 1878, the coin was named for its designer, Assistant Engraver George T. Morgan. Still one of America’s most popular coins among modern numismatists, right now the Morgan Silver Dollar Coin is available for purchase from JM Bullion in Fine condition.
- 1921 specimen from the final year of production!
- Individual coins ship in plastic flips, multiples of 10 – 20 ship in tubes.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse features a left-profile portrait of Liberty.
- Reverse includes the image of the American bald eagle.
- Available in Fine condition.
- Designed by George T. Morgan.
Almost every facet of the Morgan Silver Dollar coin is historically significant or altogether fascinating. For example, George T. Morgan designed the coin that went on to become one of the nation’s most popular, yet he wasn’t even an American.
Morgan was British and was recommended for a position as Assistant Engraver by the head of the Royal Mint in London, where he had tried to secure a position as an engraver. He was denied because they had no need for engravers at the time.
The Morgan Silver Dollar’s introduction in 1878 was significant historically because it marked the end of a five-year hiatus in silver dollar production in the United States. The coins were struck from 1878 to 1904, and again for limited time in 1921.
Each Morgan Silver Dollar Coin in this product listing comes from that limited 1921 striking series. Silver dollar coin production was halted during World War I, and it took the Treasury and US Mint years to figure out a new design for the silver dollar coin. Before the Peace Silver Dollar was introduced in late 1921, the US Mint resumed production of the 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar coin.
These Morgan Silver Dollars available from JM Bullion have a Fine condition. Coins with this grade exhibit moderate to heavy wear that is even across the surface. The entire design remains clear and bold.
On the obverse is Morgan’s left-profile portrait of Liberty, encircled by the phrase “E Pluribus Unum” above and “1921” below. There are also 13 stars surrounding Liberty. The reverse features the American bald eagle with its wings outstretched, and arrows and an olive branch clutched in its talons.
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