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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1896 MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE CAMEO. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$5,450.00

1896-O MORGAN S$1 MS64

WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS. JUST 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$39,500.00

1897-O MORGAN S$1 MS64

VERY CHOICE, SATIN WHITE SURFACES.
$12,500.00

1898 MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO PROOFLIKE. JUST A SINGLE 66+ GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$4,350.00

1898 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Deep Cameo

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 735 STRUCK.
$34,500.00

1898 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Deep Cameo

A FABULOUS DEEP MIRRORED COIN WITH VERY FROSTY DEVICES. ONLY 735 STRUCK.
$32,500.00

1898 MORGAN S$1 PR67+ Deep Cameo

GEM FLASHY WHITE, DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. ONLY 735 STRUCK. CAC.
$46,000.00

1900 MORGAN S$1 MS65 Proof Like

GEM WHITE PROOFLIKE.
$3,750.00

1903-S MORGAN S$1 MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTEROUS SURFACES.
$19,950.00

1904 MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE.
$1,495.00

1904 MORGAN S$1 PR68

THIS AWE INSPIRING SPECIMEN OFFERS A KALEIDOSCOPE OF IRIDESCENT COLORS KISSING ITS HIGHLY REFLECTIVE SURFACES. ONLY 650 STRUCK. TIED WITH TWO OTHERS FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$32,500.00

1904-O MORGAN S$1 MS67+ Proof Like

GEM SATIN WHITE PROOFLIKE. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$16,500.00

1904-S MORGAN S$1 MS66

GEM LUSTEROUS SURFACES WITH ELEGANT RUSTIC TONING. ONLY FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$21,500.00

1921 MORGAN S$1, CHAPMAN PR65

CHAPMAN PROOF. GEM BRIGHT WHITE LUSTEROUS SURFACES. ONLY 40 STRUCK. JUST TWO GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$92,500.00

1921-S MORGAN S$1 MS66

A GEM. JUST 10 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$5,750.00

1921-S MORGAN S$1 MS66

GEM WHITE. ONLY 10 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$6,850.00

1921-S MORGAN S$1 MS66

GEM UNC. LAST OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MORGANS. ONLY 8 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$3,500.00