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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1877 MORGAN 50C MS63

J-1503. RARITY-7. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER. FAROUK PEDIGREE.
$28,500.00

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

*QUALITY. STRONG TF. AMAZING COLOR. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER.
$12,450.00

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 DMPL

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

1878-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO. ONLY 1 HIGHER AT NGC.
$6,500.00

1879 MORGAN $1 MS66+

GEM WHITE AND LUSTEROUS WITH LIGHT PERIPHERAL TONING.
$3,950.00

1879 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

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

1879-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

WELL STRUCK WITH LOVELY IRIDESCENT TONING.
$2,895.00

1880 MORGAN S$1 PR67+ Cameo

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 1,355 STRUCK.
$19,500.00

1880-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP PL. ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$5,750.00

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

8/LOW 7. GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 8 MS66+ COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$3,850.00

1880-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

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

1880-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

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

1880-S MORGAN S$1 MS68+

GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTER. ONLY 5 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$9,750.00

1881 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$10,950.00

1881-CC MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. ONLY 6 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$7,750.00

1881-CC MORGAN S$1 MS67

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES.
$4,450.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE. JUST 1 GRADED HIGHER.
$12,450.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE AND FLASHY. ONLY 1 DMPL GRADED HIGHER.
$9,950.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS66

SATIN WHITE GEM. ONLY 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$17,950.00

1882 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER.
$4,250.00