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.
$13,500.00

1878 7TF MORGAN $1, REVERSE OF 1878 PR65 Cameo

REVERSE OF 78. JUST 1 HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$49,500.00

1878 8TF MORGAN S$1 MS65 Deep Mirror

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

1878-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65 Deep Mirror

GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO. ONLY 1 HIGHER AT NGC.
$7,950.00

1879 MORGAN S$1 MS65 Deep Mirror

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

1880 MORGAN S$1 PR67+ Cameo

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

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 MORGAN S$1 MS65 Deep Mirror

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER.
$3,950.00

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 MS65

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

1884 MORGAN S$1 MS65 Deep Mirror

GEM DEEP WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 7 GRADED HIGHER.
$3,850.00

1884-CC MORGAN S$1 MS67 Proof Like

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES. ONLY 1 PL GRADED HIGHER.
$7,250.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS62

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

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS63

SATIN WHITE. VERY CHOICE AND WELL STRUCK.
$54,500.00

1885-S MORGAN S$1 MS65 Proof Like

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

1886-S MORGAN S$1 MS66

GEM FROSTY WHITE. ONLY 8 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$7,450.00

1887-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 Proof Like

GEM WHITE PROOFLIKE. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$6,250.00

1888 MORGAN $1 MS65 Deep Mirror

GEM WHITE DMPL. ONLY 8 HIGHER AT NGC.
$2,250.00