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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1879 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM DEEP CAMEO. JUST 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS..
$14,950.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. LOVELY AQUAMARINE TONING ON REVERSE.
$22,500.00

1879-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

WELL STRUCK WITH LOVELY IRIDESCENT TONING.
$2,850.00

1881 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. ONLY TWO MS65+DCAM COINS GRADED HIGHER
$14,500.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE. JUST ONE 65+ COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$11,950.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE AND FLASHY. ONLY 1 65+DMPL GRADED HIGHER.
$8,950.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS66

SATIN WHITE LUSTROUS GEM. ONLY 9 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$17,500.00

1881-S MORGAN S$1 MS68 Proof Like

GEM WHITE PROOFLIKE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$6,500.00

1882 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Cameo

GEM PROOF CAMEO. ONLY 1,100 STRUCK.
$13,950.00

1882 MORGAN S$1 PR68

AMAZING DAZZLING, KALEIDOSCOPE COLORATION LAYERED OVER VIRTUALLY PERFECT SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADE AT PCGS.
$32,500.00

1882-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DMPL. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$4,350.00

1883 MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

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

1883-O MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

SNOW WHITE DEVICES. JUST ONE PR66+DCAM GRADED HIGHER.
$4,500.00

1883-S MORGAN S$1 MS64

VERY CHOICE AND LUSTROUS. CHOICE PERIPHERAL TONING. CAC.
$5,950.00

1883-S MORGAN S$1 MS65

DELICATE GREENISH BLUE TONE. ONLY 5 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$34,000.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS63

VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. WELL STRUCK. LIGHT AMBER BLUEISH TONING.
$39,950.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS63

CHOICE SATIN WHITE AND LUSTROUS.
$47,950.00

1887 MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE CAMEO WITH DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES. JUST A SINGLE 66+ COIN GRADE HIGHER.
$3,250.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS63

CHOICE WHITE PROOFLIKE SURFACES.
$42,500.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS63 Proof Like

GEM CAMEO PROOFLIKE SURFACES. KING OF THE CARSON CITY MORGAN DOLLARS.
$43,500.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS63 Proof Like

CHOICE WHITE, LUSTROUS PROOKLIKE SURFACES. THE RAREST OF THE CARSON CITY MORGAN DOLLARS.
$46,500.00