Morgan Silver Dollars 1878-1904
Buy Morgan Silver Dollars for Silver Bullion Content & Collectibility!We offer a stunning array of historical Pre-1921 Morgan Silver Dollars with pieces in this collection dating from 1878 to 1904. These early Morgan Silver Dollars were struck by the United States Mint after the largest silver discovery in U.S. history--the Comstock Lode. Following this huge silver discovery, the U.S. Congress mandated the purchase of silver and its use in coin production through the Bland-Allison Act. As with so many coins in U.S. history, Morgan Silver Dollars take their name from their designer, George Morgan, who played significantly in American coin history as the 7th chief engraver for the United States Mint.
Morgan Silver Dollars were minted from 1878 through 1904, and again in 1921, in Philadelphia (no mintmark), San Francisco (“S” mintmark), New Orleans (“O”), Carson City, Nevada (“CC”), and Denver (“D”). Each Morgan is composed of .900 fine silver and .100 fine copper yielding a total silver content of .77344 troy ounces per coin and measures 38.1mm in diameter. Lady Liberty is portrayed on the obverse (front) of the coin in a dignified profile bearing a headband labeled “LIBERTY” with her curls cascading loosely from a twist at the nape of her neck. She is surrounded by thirteen stars representing the thirteen original colonies, and the year of issue appears at the bottom of the front of the coin. The Latin phrase “E PLURIBUS UNUM” appears at the top of the coin. The reverse side of the coin features an American Eagle with the words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” at the top as well as the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” and the coin’s denomination of “ONE DOLLAR” at the bottom of the coin. We know that investors who purchase these coins for their silver bullion content and collectors who purchase them for their historical value with enjoy our wide range of purchasing options. Enjoy browsing our product descriptions to review the coins’ condition, years of issue, and availability. Using our completely secure on-line ordering system will ensure that you’ll be enjoying your Morgan Silver Dollars in only days!