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-CC MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. ONLY 6 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$7,950.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE AND FLASHY. ONLY 1 65+DMPL GRADED HIGHER.
$9,950.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE. JUST ONE 65+ COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$11,950.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS66

SATIN WHITE GEM. ONLY 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$17,500.00

1882 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER.
$4,350.00

1882 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Cameo

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

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 2 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$5,250.00

1883 MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. JUST 2 MS66+DMPL COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$13,950.00

1883 MORGAN S$1 PR67

GEM PROOF. ONLY 1,039 STRUCK.
$12,950.00

1883-CC MORGAN S$1 MS66+

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES.
$1,150.00

1883-S MORGAN S$1 MS64

VERY CHOICE AND LUSTEROUS. CHOICE PERIPHERAL TONING. CAC.
$6,450.00

1883-S MORGAN S$1 MS65

DELICATE GREENISH BLUE TONE. ONLY 4 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$34,950.00

1884 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM DEEP WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 7 GRADED HIGHER.
$3,850.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS63

SATIN WHITE. VERY CHOICE AND WELL STRUCK.
$49,500.00

1885 MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. VERY LIGHT PERIPHERAL TONING. JUST 4 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$3,750.00

1885-CC MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED PL. ONLY 7 GRADED HIGHER.
$10,500.00

1885-CC MORGAN S$1 MS66+

GEM SATIN WHITE.
$2,995.00

1885-CC MORGAN S$1 MS66+ DMPL

GEM DEEP CAMEO. LIGHT PERIPHERAL TONING. JUST 2 GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$16,500.00

1885-CC MORGAN S$1 MS67

GEM SURFACES WITH LOVELY OBVERSE TONING.
$7,950.00

1885-S MORGAN S$1 MS65 Proof Like

GEM WHITE PROOFLIKE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$5,750.00