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 MORGAN S$1 PR66+

8 TAILFEATHER. A SPECATULAR GEM WITH SATINY LUSTER AND FABULOUS TOUGHES OF AQUAMARINE COLOR.
$27,500.00

1878 MORGAN S$1, 8TF MS66+

8 TAILFEATHER. GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES WITH A TINGE BLUISH GREEN TONING ON PERIPHERAL. ONLY 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$27,500.00

1878 MORGAN S$1, REVERSE OF 1878 PR65

7 TAILFEATHER, REVERSE OF 1878. GEM WHITE PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 250 STRUCK.
$18,500.00

1878 MORGAN S$1, REVERSE OF 1878 PR65 Cameo

REVERSE OF 1878. GEM WHITE CAMEO WITH A TINGE OF LIGHT PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY 250 STRUCK. JUST CAMEO GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$52,250.00

1878-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$2,145.00

1878-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65 Proof Like

GEM WHITE LUSTROUS PROOFLIKE.
$2,600.00

1879 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM DEEP CAMEO. JUST 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS..
$16,500.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. LOVELY AQUAMARINE TONING ON REVERSE.
$23,950.00

1880 MORGAN S$1 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF.
$12,500.00

1880-CC MORGAN S$1 MS66+

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH LOVELY IRIDESCENT PERIPHERAL TONING. CAC.
$4,500.00

1880-S MORGAN S$1 MS68

RICH ROSE/AMBER TONING.
$3,850.00

1881 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 3 MS65+DCAM COINS GRADED HIGHER
$14,250.00

1881-CC MORGAN S$1 MS66+

GEM WHITE CREAMY LUSTROUS SURFACES. CAC.
$3,125.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS66

SATIN WHITE LUSTROUS GEM. ONLY 9 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$12,500.00

1881-S MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE FLASHY DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE.
$1,975.00

1882 MORGAN S$1 MS67

GEM, VERY COLORFUL SURFACES. VIRTUALLY NOT A MARK ON THE COIN. ONLY ONE MS67+ GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$21,950.00

1882 MORGAN S$1 PR68

AMAZING DAZZLING, KALEIDOSCOPE COLORATION LAYERED OVER VIRTUALLY PERFECT SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADE AT PCGS.
$34,950.00

1882 MORGAN S$1 PR68 Cameo

GEM ORIGINAL WHITE PROOF SURFACES WITH LIGHT PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY 1,100 STRUCK. TIED FRO HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADE AT PCGS.
$54,950.00

1882-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO PROOFLIKE.
$2,300.00

1882-CC MORGAN S$1 MS67

GEM SATIN WHITE CREAMY LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 13 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$6,595.00

1882-CC MORGAN S$1 MS67 Proof Like

IMMACULATE SATIN DEVICES WITH PROOFLIKE SURFACES. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$19,750.00