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 s.... (Expand Text)

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1878 7/8TF MORGAN S$1, STRONG MS66

*QUALITY. STRONG TF. AMAZING COLOR. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER.
$12,500.00

1878 7TF MORGAN S$1, REVERSE OF 1879 MS66

REVERSE OF 1879. SATIN WHITE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$9,950.00

1878 8TF MORGAN S$1 MS65 Deep Mirror

GEM WHITE, TOUCH OF PERIPHERAL TONING. TIED FOR BEST AT NGC.
$14,950.00

1879 MORGAN S$1 MS65 Deep Mirror

GEM DEEP CAMEO. JUST 2 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$14,950.00

1879-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

WELL STRUCK WITH LOVELY IRIDESCENT TONING.
$3,195.00

1880-CC MORGAN S$1, 8/LOW 7 MS66 Proof Like

8 OVER LOW 7. GEM WHITE. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER.
$7,250.00

1880-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$23,500.00

1880-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

ELIASBERG PEDIGREE. GEM AND WELL STRUCK.
$18,950.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 Deep Mirror

GEM WHITE AND FLASHY. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED DMPL.
$18,500.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 Deep Mirror

GEM WHITE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$12,450.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS66

SATIN WHITE GEM. ONLY 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$18,500.00

1882-O MORGAN S$1 MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE! ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$5,500.00

1883 MORGAN S$1 MS66 Deep Mirror

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$9,250.00

1883-S MORGAN S$1 MS64

VERY CHOICE AND LUSTEROUS. CHOICE PERIPHERAL TONING. CAC.
$6,950.00

1883-S MORGAN S$1 MS65

DELICATE GREENISH BLUE TONE. ONLY 4 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$36,500.00

1884-CC MORGAN $1 PR67 Cameo

VERY RARE BRANCH MINT PROOF. FINEST OF 2 CERTIFIED!
$495,000.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS62

WELL STRUCK WITH NICE LUSTER. VERY SCARCE.
$18,950.00

1885-CC MORGAN S$1 MS67

GEM SURFACES WITH LOVELY OBVERSE TONING.
$7,950.00

1885-S MORGAN S$1 MS65 Proof Like

GEM WHITE PROOKLIKE. TIED FOR HIGHEST PL GRADED AT NGC.
$6,250.00

1886-O MORGAN S$1 MS64 Proof Like

GEM WHITE PROOFLIKE.
$18,500.00

1886-S MORGAN S$1 MS65

FLASHY WITH LIGHT MOTTLED TONING.
$2,250.00