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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1883-S MORGAN S$1 MS65

DELICATE GREENISH BLUE TONE. ONLY 4 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$37,500.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS61

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

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS63

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

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS63

CHOICE SATIN WHITE AND LUSTEROUS.
$54,500.00

1885 MORGAN S$1 MS68

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

1887 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 710 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$19,500.00

1887-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM SNOW WHITE CAMEO WITH DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$17,500.00

1887-O MORGAN S$1 MS65+

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 15 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$3,850.00

1889 MORGAN S$1 PR65+ Cameo

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

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS61 DMPL

VERY CHOICE, WHITE LUSTEROUS SURFACES.
$31,000.00

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

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-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

1891-S MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

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