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 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-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. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$4,250.00

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

1883 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM FROSTY WHITE DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO.
$1,395.00

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.
$38,500.00

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

1887 MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE CAMEO WITH DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES. JUST A SINGLE 66+ COIN GRADE HIGHER.
$3,850.00

1887-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM SNOW WHITE CAMEO WITH DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES.
$16,500.00

1887-O MORGAN S$1 MS65+

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 14 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$3,995.00

1888 MORGAN S$1 MS67

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 6 GRADED HIGHER.
$4,350.00