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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1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS63 Proof Like

GEM CAMEO PROOFLIKE SURFACES. KING OF THE CARSON CITY MORGAN DOLLARS.
$47,500.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS63+

WHITE, WELL STRUCK WITH SATIN LUSTEROUS SURFACES.
$54,500.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

WHITE WITH LIGHT PERIPHERAL AMBER TONING.
$4,000.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

IRIDESCENT PERIPHERAL TONING. WELL STRUCK.
$4,000.00

1890 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOFLIKE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$14,950.00

1890 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$14,950.00

1890-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING.
$3,750.00

1890-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. ONLY 3 GRADE HIGHER.
$7,750.00

1890-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. JUST THREE GRADED HIGHER.
$7,750.00

1890-O MORGAN S$1 MS66 Proof Like

GEM SATIN DEVICES WITH RADIANT PROOFLIKE SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$17,500.00

1891-CC MORGAN S$1 MS66+

GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTEROUS SURFACES. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$38,500.00

1891-S MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO. JUST 2 MS65+DMPL COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$17,500.00

1893 MORGAN S$1 MS65+

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 6 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$9,500.00

1893-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE. WELL STRUCK. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$87,500.00

1893-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE WITH FROSTY CAMEO DEVICES. PERHAPS THE FINEST KNOWN. CAC.
$425,000.00

1893-S MORGAN S$1 MS63

CHOICE WHITE LUSTEROUS WELL STRUCK SURFACES. THE KING OF THE MORGAN DOLLAR SERIES.
$299,500.00

1894 MORGAN S$1 PR67

GEM FLASHY WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 972 STRUCK. ONLY 4 CAMEOS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$16,500.00

1894-O MORGAN S$1 MS64+

GLORIOUS COLOR. CAC.
$13,500.00

1894-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM WHITE SATIN LUSTEROUS SURFACES. ONLY ONE COIN GRAADED HIGHER.
$48,500.00

1895 MORGAN S$1 PR64 Cameo

VERY CHOICE CAMEO WITH MIRRORED SURFACES DEVOID OF HAIRLINES. ONLY 880 STRUCK.
$69,500.00

1895 MORGAN S$1 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 880 STRUCK.
$165,000.00