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

*QUALITY. STRONG 7 8TF. AMAZING COLOR. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER.
$13,500.00

1878 7TF MORGAN $1, REVERSE OF 1878. PR65CA

REVERSE OF 78. GEM CAMEO. JUST 250 STRUCK. 2 HIGHER AT NGC.
$32,500.00

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

REVERSE OF 1879. SATIN WHITE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$11,500.00

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

SATIN WHITE. REVERSE OF 1879. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$14,500.00

1878-CC MORGAN S$1. MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE.
$5,450.00

1878-S MORGAN S$1. MS67

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

1879 MORGAN S$1. PR67CA

GEM WHITE CAMEO! ONLY 1,100 STRUCK. JUST 2 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$24,500.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1. MS65+

SATIN WHITE. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$37,500.00

1879-O MORGAN S$1. MS65DM

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. TIED FOR HIGHEST DCAM GRADED.
$17,950.00

1879-S MORGAN S$1, REV 1878. 65

GEM WHITE. REV OF 1878. TIED WITH 1 OTHER FOR HIGHEST DMPL.
$18,500.00

1880 MORGAN $1. PR68CA

GEM WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER.
$32,500.00

1880-CC MORGAN S$1. MS67

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

1880-O MORGAN S$1. MS65

SATIN WHITE. ONLY 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$24,950.00

1880-O MORGAN S$1. MS65

ELIASBERG PEDIGREE. GEM WELL STRUCK.
$19,950.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1. MS66

SATIN WHITE GEM. ONLY 2 MS66+ COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$23,500.00

1882 MORGAN S$1. PR68CA

GEM WHITE. ONLY 1,100 STRUCK. JUST 1 GRADED HIGHER.
$44,500.00

1882-CC MORGAN S$1. MS67

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

1883 MORGAN S$1. MS66DM

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

1883 MORGAN S$1. MS66DM

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

1883-CC MORGAN S$1. MS67

GEM SURFACES. JUST 13 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$4,995.00
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