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 STRONG MORGAN S$1, 7/8TF STRONG MS65 Proof Like

GEM BLAST WHITE CAMEO SURFACES. VAM-38. 7/5TF. ONLY ONE MS65+PL COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$5,500.00

1878 MORGAN S$1 PR66 Cameo

8 TAILFEATHERS. GEM WHITE CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 500 STRUCK. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$57,500.00

1878 MORGAN S$1, 7TF, REVERSE OF 1879 MS64 DMPL

FLASHY WHITE DEEP CAMEO SURFACES WITH CREAMY CAMEO DEVICES. JUST 8 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$4,500.00

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 Cameo

REVERSE OF 1878. GEM WHITE CAMEO WITH A TINGE OF LIGHT PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY 250 STRUCK. JUST CAMEO GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$53,350.00

1878-S MORGAN S$1 MS67

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES BLANKETED BY A KALEIDOSCOPE OF FABULOUS PATINA. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$9,850.00

1879 MORGAN S$1 MS66+

GEM LUSTROUS, SUNBURST TONED SURFACES. ONLY NINE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$6,000.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. LOVELY AQUAMARINE TONING ON REVERSE.
$26,400.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1, CAPPED DIE MS64

CAPPED DIES. GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. CAC.
$19,250.00

1880/79-CC MORGAN S$1, REVERSE OF 1878 MS65

VERY CLEAR OVERDATE. GEM WHITE, SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$3,575.00

1880/79-CC MORGAN S$1, REVERSE OF 1878 MS66

REVERSE OF 1878. GEM CREAMY SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY MS66+ COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$6,600.00

1880-S MORGAN S$1 MS67 Proof Like

GEM WHITE CAMEO PROOFLIKE.
$2,200.00

1881 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

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

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS66

SATIN WHITE LUSTROUS GEM. ONLY 9 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$12,650.00

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-CC MORGAN S$1 MS67 Proof Like

IMMACULATE SATIN DEVICES WITH PROOFLIKE SURFACES. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$21,950.00

1882-O/S MORGAN S$1, O/S STRONG MS65

STRONG OVER O/S. GEM WHITE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY WELL STRUCK. ONE OF THE FINEST SPECIMENS KNOWN.
$57,500.00

1883 MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. JUST 2 MS66+DMPL COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$11,950.00

1883 MORGAN S$1 MS67+

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES WITH A TINGE OD PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY ELEVEN COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$4,950.00

1883 MORGAN S$1 PR66 Cameo

GEM FLASHY WHITE CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. AN AMAZING SPECIMEN. CAC.
$16,500.00

1883-S MORGAN S$1 MS64

VERY CHOICE AND LUSTROUS. CHOICE PERIPHERAL TONING. CAC.
$7,650.00