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 MS62 Proof Like

CHOICE PROOFLIKE SURFACES.
$38,500.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS63

CHOICE WHITE PROOFLIKE SURFACES.
$46,500.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS64

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 8 GRADED HIGHER.
$82,500.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

IRIDESCENT PERIPHERAL TONING. WELL STRUCK.
$4,250.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

LOVELY IRIDESCENT COLOR.
$4,750.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

SATIN WHITE.
$4,250.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

WHITE WITH LIGHT PERIPHERAL AMBER TONING.
$4,250.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED PROOF-LIKE. VERY RARE. TIED WITH TWO OTHERS FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$21,500.00

1890 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

WHITE DEEP CAMEO. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED
$14,950.00

1890 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOFLIKE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$14,950.00

1890-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING.
$3,750.00

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

1890-O MORGAN S$1 MS66 Proof Like

GEM WHITE PROOFLIKE. TIED FOR HIGHEST PROOFLIKE GRADED.
$15,950.00

1891-S MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO. JUST 2 MS65+DMPL GRADED HIGHER.
$17,950.00

1891-S MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$14,500.00

1892-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE.
$5,950.00

1893 MORGAN S$1 MS65+

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 6 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$10,950.00

1893 MORGAN S$1 PR68

GEM *QUALITY PROOF. RADIANT ROSE/TEAL COLORS. ONLY 792 STRUCK.
$32,500.00

1893-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE. WELL STRUCK. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$87,500.00

1893-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE WITH FROSTY CAMEO DEVICES. PERHAPS THE FINEST KNOWN. CAC.
$425,000.00