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, 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

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.
$25,850.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1, CAPPED DIE MS64

CAPPED DIES. GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. CAC.
$16,500.00

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 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.
$57,500.00

1882-CC MORGAN S$1 MS67 Proof Like

IMMACULATE SATIN DEVICES WITH PROOFLIKE SURFACES. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$20,850.00

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 PR66 Cameo

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

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS63

CHOICE SATIN WHITE AND LUSTROUS.
$52,500.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS63

VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. WELL STRUCK. LIGHT AMBER BLUEISH TONING.
$43,950.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS64+

RAZOR SHARP STRIKE WITH GLITTERING LUSTER. ONE OF THE RAREST MORGANS IN THIS LEVEL OF PRESERVATION, PREDOMINANTLY WHITE WITH A DELICATE LIGHT AMBER PERIPHERAL TONE.
$229,500.00

1885 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 930 MINTED. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$28,500.00

1886 MORGAN S$1 MS68

GEM CREAMY LUSTER WITH SLIGHT CRESENT TONING ON OBVERSE. ONLY FOUR MS68+ COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$12,000.00

1886-O MORGAN S$1 MS64+

GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$37,400.00