The Morgan Silver Dollar is one of the most important silver coins ever struck by the United States Mint. Prior to 1873, Americans could send silver to the United States Mint to be struck into silver coinage. The Coinage Act of 1873 ended the practice of free silver coining and halted production of the Seated Liberty Dollar. The Morgan Dollar changed all that. Moran Silver Dollar Coins are currently available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion with certification.
- Arrives in the protective slab of the PCGS or NGC!
- Available in this listing from the original 1878-1904 mintage range!
- Limited availability of certified coins in this condition!
- Contains 26.73 Grams (.8594 Troy oz) of actual silver content.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 67 from the PCGS or NGC.
- Obverse includes Liberty as designed by George T. Morgan.
- Reverse features the American bald eagle similar to the Great Seal of the United States.
Morgan Silver Dollar coins were introduced in 1878 and marked the return of silver dollar coinage to the United States. George T. Morgan, a former apprentice engraver with the Royal Mint of England, came to the United States and earned a position as an Assistant Engraver at the Philadelphia Mint.
Morgan would come up with the design for the new silver dollar coin to be issued in 1878. His depiction of Liberty on the obverse was a classic Greco-Roman design befitting the era which captured Liberty in left-profile relief. Morgan sat with Anna Willess Williams through five sessions in Philadelphia to come up with his depiction of Liberty.
On the obverse of all Morgan Silver Dollar Coins is the image of Liberty in left-profile relief. She wears a crown atop her head with the word Liberty inscribed upon it and her hair is held back low behind her head with a pin. There are engravings of E Pluribus Unum, 13 stars, and a date mark on this face.
The reverse of the Morgan Silver Dollar features the American bald eagle similar to the Great Seal of the United States. This captures the bird with the olive branch of peace and arrows of war clutched in its talons. Engravings on this face of the coins include the nation of issue, national motto, and the face value of the coin.
All Morgan Silver Dollars in this JM Bullion listing come from the original 1878 to 1904 production range and do not include the one-time issue of coins from 1921. Each coin has a Mint State 67 certification from either the NGC or PCGS which indicates a coin with original mint luster for its date, as many as three or four small contact marks, and perhaps one or more noticeable (though not detracting) flaws.
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