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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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 6 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$17,500.00

1882 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE CAMEO WITH DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES.
$3,850.00

1882 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Cameo

GEM PROOF CAMEO. ONLY 1,100 STRUCK.
$14,950.00

1882 MORGAN S$1 PR68 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 1,100 STRUCK. JUST 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$39,500.00

1882-CC MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED PROOKLIKE. JUST 4 COINS GRADE HIGHER
$4,350.00

1882-CC MORGAN S$1 MS66 Proof Like

GEM WHITE PROOKLIKE. CAC.
$2,450.00

1882-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DMPL. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$5,450.00

1882-O MORGAN S$1 MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE! ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$5,000.00

1882-O/S MORGAN S$1, O/S STRONG MS65

STRONG OVERDATE. GEM LUSTROUS, SATIN WHITE SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. VAM-4. RECESSED DATE.
$43,950.00

1883 MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. JUST 2 MS66+DMPL COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$14,950.00

1883 MORGAN S$1 MS68

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$24,950.00

1883 MORGAN S$1 PR67+

GEM PROOF. RICH AQUAMARINE PERIPHERAL TONING. JUST 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$15,950.00

1883-O MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

SNOW WHITE DEVICES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$4,950.00

1883-S MORGAN S$1 MS64

VERY CHOICE AND LUSTROUS. CHOICE PERIPHERAL TONING. CAC.
$5,950.00

1883-S MORGAN S$1 MS65

DELICATE GREENISH BLUE TONE. ONLY 4 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$36,950.00

1884 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM DEEP WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 10 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$3,850.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS61

WHITE, LUSTROUS, AND WELL STRUCK.
$13,500.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS63

CHOICE SATIN WHITE AND LUSTEROUS.
$54,500.00

1886-S MORGAN S$1 MS66

GEM FROSTY WHITE. ONLY 12 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$5,950.00