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 8TF MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE WITH A TOUCH OF PERIPHERAL TONING. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$16,500.00

1878 MORGAN S$1, 7TF, REVERSE OF 1879 MS66

REVERSE OF 1879. SATIN WHITE. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$9,250.00

1879-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

WELL STRUCK WITH LOVELY IRIDESCENT TONING.
$2,850.00

1880 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO PROOFLIKE. ONLY SIX COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$4,995.00

1880 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 1,355 STRUCK. CAC.
$22,500.00

1880-CC MORGAN S$1, 8/7 REVERSE OF 78 MS65+

8/7 REVERSE OF 1878. GEM SATIN WHITE.
$3,500.00

1880-S MORGAN S$1 MS68+

GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTER. ONLY 5 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$10,500.00

1881 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. ONLY TWO MS65+DCAM COINS GRADED HIGHER
$15,500.00

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.
$9,500.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS66

SATIN WHITE GEM. ONLY 6 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$17,500.00

1882 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Cameo

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

1882-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DMPL. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$4,750.00

1883 MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. JUST 2 MS66+DMPL COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$13,950.00

1883-O MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

SNOW WHITE DEVICES. JUST ONE PR66+DCAM GRADED HIGHER.
$4,750.00

1883-S MORGAN S$1 MS65

DELICATE GREENISH BLUE TONE. ONLY 4 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$37,500.00

1884 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM DEEP WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 10 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$3,250.00

1884-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES.
$875.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS61

WHITE, LUSTROUS, AND WELL STRUCK.
$13,950.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS61

WHITE, LUSTEROUS SURFACES. KEY DATE.
$13,500.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS63

VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. WELL STRUCK. LIGHT AMBER BLUEISH TONING.
$43,500.00