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+

WHITE, WELL STRUCK WITH SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$46,500.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS64

GEM WHITE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. KING OF THE CARSON CITY MORGAN DOLLARS. JUST ONE COIN GRADED MS65 GRADED BY PCGS.
$119,500.00

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

1890 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOFLIKE. 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 LUSTROUS 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-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE. WELL STRUCK. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$82,500.00

1893-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE WITH FROSTY CAMEO DEVICES. PERHAPS THE FINEST KNOWN. CAC.
$439,500.00

1893-S MORGAN S$1 MS63

CHOICE WHITE LUSTROUS WELL STRUCK SURFACES. THE KING OF THE MORGAN DOLLAR SERIES.
$319,500.00

1894 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Cameo

GEM FLASHY WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 972 STRUCK. ONLY 3 CAMEOS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$17,500.00

1894-O MORGAN S$1 MS64+

GLORIOUS COLOR. CAC.
$13,500.00

1894-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM WHITE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY ONE COIN GRAADED HIGHER.
$49,950.00

1895 MORGAN S$1 PR66+ Deep Cameo

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 880 STRUCK.
$169,500.00

1896 MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE CAMEO. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$5,450.00

1896-O MORGAN S$1 MS64

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES. FULLY STRUCK. AS NICE AS THIS DATE COMES WITHOUT SPENDING $100+k. ONLY 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$39,500.00