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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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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

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.
$9,250.00

1879 MORGAN S$1. MS66

WELL STRUCK WITH LOVELY IRIDESCENT TONING.
$2,600.00

1891-O MORGAN S$1. MS65

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

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

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

1882-S MORGAN S$1. MS68

GEM BRILLIANT WHITE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$4,350.00

1921 MORGAN $1, ZERBE. SP66

ZERBE PROOF. ONLY 200 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST AT PCGS. CAC.
$32,500.00

1891 MORGAN S$1. MS65

GEM WHITE AND FULLY STRUCK.
$5,950.00

1881-S MORGAN S$1. MS68

*QUALITY. GEM BRIGHT WHITE SURFACES. ONLY 3 HIGHER AT NGC.
$3,850.00

1890-O MORGAN S$1. MS65DM

GEM DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. ONLY 1 GRADE HIGHER.
$8,750.00

1899-S MORGAN S$1. MS65

GEM WHITE.
$1,995.00

1896-O MORGAN S$1. MS63

SATIN WHITE. SCARCE DATE IN THIS HIGH GRADE.
$6,950.00

1893 MORGAN S$1. MS65

VIRTUAL WHITE GEM. FULL STRIKE. JUST 11 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$6,950.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1. MS65+

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

1921-S MORGAN S$1. MS66

GEM BRILLIANT WHITE. ONLY 2 MS66+ COINS HIGHER AT PCGS.
$7,950.00

1901-O MORGAN S$1. MS66PL

GEM WHITE PROOFLIKE.
$2,195.00

1892 MORGAN S$1. MS65

SATIN WHITE SURFACES.
$4,500.00

1881 MORGAN S$1. MS65DM

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. TIED FOR HIGHEST DMPL GRADED.
$14,500.00
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