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Morgan Dollars

Political pressure, not public demand, brought the Morgan dollar into being. There was no real need for a new silver dollar in the late 1870s; the last previous “cartwheel,” the Liberty Seated dollar, had been legislated out of existence in 1873, and hardly anyone missed it.

Silver-mining interests did miss the dollar, though, and lobbied Congress forcefully for its return. The Comstock Lode in Nevada was yielding huge quantities of silver, with ore worth $36 million being extracted annually. After several futile attempts, the silver forces in Congress—led by Representative Richard (“Silver Dick”) Bland of Missouri—finally succeeded in winning authorization for a new silver dollar when Congress passed the Bland-Allison Act on February 28, 1878. This Act required the Treasury to purchase at market levels between two million and four million troy ounces of silver bullion every month to be coined into dollars. This amounted to a massive subsidy, comi.... (read more)

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1880-CC MORGAN S$1. MS67

GEM SATIN WHITE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$14,950.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1. MS65DM

GEM WHITE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED DCAM.
$15,500.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1. MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE. TRENDS IS $7600.
$5,750.00

1880-O MORGAN S$1. MS65

ELIASBERG PEDIGREE. GEM WELL STRUCK.
$19,950.00

1878-S MORGAN S$1. MS67

GEM WHITE. VAM-19A TORN BONNET.
$6,950.00

1893-CC MORGAN S$1. MS64

SATIN WHITE. FULLY STRUCK.
$16,500.00

1882-CC MORGAN S$1. MS67

GEM WHITE. FROSTY DEVICES. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$5,950.00

1878-CC MORGAN S$1. MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE.
$5,450.00

1881-CC MORGAN S$1. MS67

GEM SATIN WHITE.
$5,250.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1. MS65

SATIN WHITE.
$5,750.00

1879-S MORGAN $1, REVERSE OF 1878. MS65

REVERSE OF 1878. LOVELY BLUE RUSSET TONING. JUST 2 HIGHER.
$4,950.00

1904 MORGAN S$1. MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER.
$13,500.00

1891 MORGAN S$1. MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE AND FULLY STRUCK.
$4,950.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1. MS65DM

GEM DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. VERY RARE.
$19,950.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1. MS65

WHITE WITH LIGHT PERIPHERAL AMBER TONING.
$5,750.00

1888-S MORGAN S$1. MS66

GEM LUSTEROUS WHITE. ONLY 5 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$8,950.00

1886 MORGAN S$1. MS68

GEM SATIN WHITE.
$6,500.00

1883 MORGAN S$1. MS66DM

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$9,500.00

1880-CC MORGAN $1, 8/7 REVERSE OF 78. MS66

8/7 REVERSE OF 1879. SATIN WHITE. CAC.
$6,500.00

1891-O MORGAN S$1. MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE. JUST 3 MS65+ COINS HIGHER AT PCGS.
$6,250.00
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