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-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

IRIDESCENT PERIPHERAL TONING. WELL STRUCK.
$4,000.00

1890-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. JUST THREE GRADED HIGHER.
$8,250.00

1891-CC MORGAN S$1 MS66+

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

1893 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Deep Cameo

GEM FROSTY WHITE DEEP CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 792 STRUCK. JUST THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$41,250.00

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. THE SOLE FINEST KNOWN. CAC.
$525,000.00

1893-S MORGAN S$1 MS63

CHOICE WHITE LUSTROUS WELL STRUCK SURFACES. THE KING OF THE MORGAN DOLLAR SERIES.
$325,000.00

1894 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Cameo

GEM FLASHY WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 972 STRUCK. ONLY 3 CAMEOS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$17,950.00

1894-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES. LOVELY, LIGHT AMBER TONING WITH ELECTRIC BLUE PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY TWO COINS GRADE HIGHER.
$54,500.00

1895 MORGAN S$1 PR64 Cameo

VIRTUALLY GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 880 STRUCK OF THIS PROOF ONLY ISSUE. LOVELY AMBER/BLUE PERIPHERAL TONING. CAC.
$79,500.00

1895-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SURFACES. FABULOUS LIGHTISH BLUE-GREEN TONING. FULLY STRUCK LIKE A MORGAN DOLLAR PRODUCED AT THE SAN FRANCISCO MINT. CAC.
$299,500.00

1896 MORGAN S$1 MS66+ DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOFLIKE. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$8,250.00

1896 MORGAN S$1 PR69 Deep Cameo

*QUALITY. FABULOUS GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOF SPECIMEN. ONLY 762 ORIGINALLY STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$155,000.00

1896-O MORGAN S$1 MS64

WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS. JUST 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$37,400.00

1898 MORGAN S$1 PR67+ Deep Cameo

GEM FLASHY WHITE, DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. ONLY 735 STRUCK. CAC.
$49,500.00

1899 MORGAN S$1 PR66 Cameo

*QUALITY. BLAZING WHITE LUSTROUS GEM CAMEO. ONLY 846 STRUCK.
$9,350.00

1901 MORGAN S$1 PR68

FABULOUS GEM PROOF WITH LIGHT GOLDISH GREEN COLOR. A TRUE MASTERPIECE. ONLY 813 STRUCK. TIED WITH A PR68CAM FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$49,500.00

1904 MORGAN S$1 PR67+

GEM WATERCOLOR TONING LAID NICELY ON BRILLIANT LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 650 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$43,500.00

1904-O MORGAN S$1 MS67+ Proof Like

GEM SATIN WHITE PROOFLIKE. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$16,500.00

1921 MORGAN S$1, CHAPMAN PR65

CHAPMAN PROOF. GEM BRIGHT WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 40 STRUCK. JUST TWO GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$89,500.00

1921 MORGAN S$1, ZERBE SPECIAL STRIKE SP66

ZERBE PROOF. GEM PROOF SURFACES ARE ADORNED BY CAMEOLIKE DEVICES. ONLY 200 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$36,000.00