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 Cameo PCGS

8 TAILFEATHERS. GEM WHITE CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 500 STRUCK. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$49,500.00

1878 MORGAN S$1, 8TF MS66+ PCGS

8 TAILFEATHER. GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES WITH A TINGE BLUISH GREEN TONING ON PERIPHERAL. ONLY 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$28,500.00

1878-S MORGAN S$1 MS67 PCGS

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES BLANKETED BY A KALEIDOSCOPE OF FABULOUS PATINA. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$9,350.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1, CAPPED DIE MS64 PCGS

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

1879-CC MORGAN S$1, CAPPED DIE MS64+ PCGS

CAPPED DIE. GEM, VIRTUALLY MARK FREE SURFACES WITH SATIN LUSTER
$23,650.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1, CAPPED DIE MS65 PCGS

CAPPED DIES. GEM CREAMY SATIN SURFACES. VIRTUALLY DEVOID OF MARKS. JUST A HANDFUL OF MS65+ COINS GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$60,000.00

1881 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL PCGS

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

1881-S MORGAN S$1 MS68 NGC

GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$3,850.00

1882 MORGAN S$1 MS67 PCGS

GEM, VERY COLORFUL SURFACES. VIRTUALLY NOT A MARK ON THE COIN. ONLY ONE MS67+ GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$24,750.00

1882 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED FIELDS WITH FROSTY DEVICES. JUST THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$38,500.00

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

STRONG OVER O/S. GEM WHITE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY WELL STRUCK. ONE OF THE FINEST SPECIMENS KNOWN.
$53,250.00

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

STRONG O/S. GEM WHITE WITH BLAZING LUSTER. VERY WELL STRUCK. JUST A COUPLE OF MS65+ COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$53,250.00

1883 MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL PCGS

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

1883 MORGAN S$1 MS67+ PCGS

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES WITH A TINGE OF PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY SIX COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$6,750.00

1884-CC MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL NGC

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO.
$3,850.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS63 PCGS

WELL STRUCK SATIN WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. VIRTUALLY MARKFREE. WAYNE MILLER PEDIGREE.
$57,500.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS63 NGC

VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. WELL STRUCK. LIGHT AMBER BLUEISH TONING.
$39,600.00

1885-O MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL CACG

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH FROSTY DEVICES. CAC.
$4,400.00

1885-O MORGAN S$1 MS67 NGC

GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. WELL STRUCK.
$1,595.00

1886 MORGAN S$1 MS68 PCGS

GEM CREAMY LUSTER WITH SLIGHT CRESENT TONING ON OBVERSE. ONLY A SINGLE MS68+ COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$17,600.00

1886-O MORGAN S$1 MS64+ PCGS

GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$38,500.00