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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1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS61

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

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS63

CHOICE SATIN WHITE AND LUSTEROUS.
$54,500.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS63

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

1885 MORGAN S$1 MS68

GEM SATIN LUSTEROUS SURFACES. WELL STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$8,750.00

1887 MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE CAMEO WITH DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES. JUST A SINGLE 66+ COIN GRADE HIGHER.
$3,500.00

1887 MORGAN S$1 PR65 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 710 STRUCK.
$5,950.00

1888 MORGAN S$1 MS67

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$3,950.00

1889 MORGAN S$1 PR65+ Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 811 STRUCK.
$7,950.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS62 Proof Like

CHOICE PROOFLIKE SURFACES.
$38,500.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS63

CHOICE WHITE PROOFLIKE SURFACES.
$44,950.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS63+

WELL STRUCK WITH SATIN LUSTEROUS SURFACES.
$57,500.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS64

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY SEVEN COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$79,950.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

LOVELY IRIDESCENT COLOR.
$4,750.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

IRIDESCENT PERIPHERAL TONING. WELL STRUCK.
$4,250.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

WHITE WITH LIGHT PERIPHERAL AMBER TONING.
$4,250.00

1890 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$15,950.00

1890 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOFLIKE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$15,950.00

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 WHITE PROOFLIKE. TIED FOR HIGHEST PROOFLIKE GRADED.
$14,950.00