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 7TF MORGAN S$1, REVERSE OF 1879 MS66

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

1878 8TF MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE, TOUCH OF PERIPHERAL TONING. TIED WITH 1 OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$15,950.00

1878-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO. ONLY 1 HIGHER AT NGC.
$6,950.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM FROSTY AND WELL STRUCK.
$23,450.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM WHITE SATIN LUSTEROUS SURFACES. JUST 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$22,500.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SATIN SURFACES. VERY WELL STRUCK. ONLY 5 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$22,500.00

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.
$4,950.00

1880 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Cameo

GEM SNOW WHITE CAMEO PROOF.
$16,500.00

1880 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO. CAC
$21,500.00

1880 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO.
$17,500.00

1880-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$21,500.00

1880-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

ELIASBERG PEDIGREE. GEM AND WELL STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$16,950.00

1880-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM WHITE SATIN LUSTEROUS SURFACES. CAC.
$24,500.00

1880-S MORGAN S$1 MS68+

GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTER. ONLY 5 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$10,950.00

1881 MORGAN S$1 PR67+ Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 984 STRUCK. JUST 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$29,950.00

1881-CC MORGAN S$1 MS66+ DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$12,950.00

1881-CC MORGAN S$1 MS68

GEM SATIN WHITE. VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$39,500.00

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 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$17,500.00