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-CC MORGAN S$1 MS61 PCGS

SATIN WHITE LUSTER. THE KING ON THE CARSON CITY MORGAN DOLLARS.
$38,500.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS62 Proof Like NGC

VERY CHOICE MIRRORED PROOFLIKE SURFACES. KEY CARSON CITY TO THE MORGAN DOLLAR SET.
$42,350.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 PCGS

IRIDESCENT PERIPHERAL TONING. WELL STRUCK.
$3,000.00

1890 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL PCGS

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOFLIKE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$16,500.00

1890-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL PCGS

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. ONLY 3 GRADE HIGHER.
$8,250.00

1890-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL PCGS

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

1892-S MORGAN S$1 MS63+ CACG

WELL STRUCK WITH LIGHT AMBER BLUE TONING. ONE OF THE KEY DATES TO THE MORGAN DOLLAR COLLECTION IN MINT STATE CONDITION. CAC.
$175,000.00

1894-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 PCGS

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES. LOVELY, LIGHT AMBER TONING WITH ELECTRIC BLUE PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY TWO COINS GRADE HIGHER.
$57,500.00

1895-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 PCGS

GEM SURFACES WITH RADIANT ROSE/SEAGREEN PATINA. VIRTUALLY MARKFREE. ONE OF THE MAJOR KEY DATES TO THE MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR SERIES. CONDITION CENSUS. CAC.
$357,500.00

1897 MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL PCGS

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$27,500.00

1897-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 PCGS

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES. VIRTUALLY MARKFREE. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES IN FOR THE MORGAN DOLLAR SET IN LOFTY GRADES.
$82,500.00

1901 MORGAN S$1 PR68 PCGS

FABULOUS GEM PROOF WITH LIGHT GOLDISH GREEN COLOR. A TRUE MASTERPIECE. ONLY 813 STRUCK. TIED WITH A PR68CAM FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$60,000.00

1901-S MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL PCGS

GEM PROOKLIKE SURFACES WITH FROSTY DEVICES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADE BY TWO FULL GRADES AT PCGS.
$63,250.00

1904 MORGAN S$1 PR67+ PCGS

GEM WATERCOLOR TONING LAID NICELY ON BRILLIANT LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 650 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$60,000.00

1904-S MORGAN S$1 MS66 PCGS

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH ELEGANT RUSTIC TONING. ONLY FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$35,750.00

1921 MORGAN S$1, CHAPMAN PR64+ PCGS

CHAPMAN PROOF. GEM BRIGHT WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 40 STRUCK.
$96,250.00