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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1893-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

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

1893-S MORGAN S$1 AU53

LUSTROUS SURFACES AND WELL STRUCK. THE KING OF THE MORGANS.
$24,950.00

1894-O MORGAN S$1 MS64+

GLORIOUS COLOR. CAC.
$13,500.00

1895 MORGAN S$1 PR66 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 880 STRUCK. CAC.
$159,500.00

1895-S MORGAN S$1 MS65 Proof Like

GEM WHITE, PROOF-LIKE. JUST 1 MS65+ GRADED HIGHER AT NGC. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE.
$29,500.00

1896 MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE CAMEO. JUST A SINGLE COIN GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS.
$5,950.00

1896-O MORGAN S$1 MS64

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES. FULLY STRUCK. AS NICE AS THIS DATE COMES WITHOUT SPENDING $100+k. ONLY 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$44,500.00

1896-O MORGAN S$1 MS64

WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS. JUST 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$39,950.00

1897-O MORGAN S$1 MS64

VERY CHOICE, SATIN WHITE SURFACES.
$13,950.00

1898 MORGAN S$1 MS65+ DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO.
$1,795.00

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

A FABULOUS DEEP MIRRORED COIN WITH VERY FROSTY DEVIVES. ONLY 735 STRUCK.
$26,000.00

1900 MORGAN S$1 MS65 Proof Like

GEM WHITE PROOFLIKE.
$4,500.00

1901-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP PL. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER.
$6,500.00

1901-S MORGAN S$1 MS66

GEM FULL STRIKE. JUST 8 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$7,500.00

1901-S MORGAN S$1 MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 8 GRADED HIGHER.
$8,250.00

1904 MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE.
$1,695.00

1904 MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE.
$1,695.00

1904 MORGAN S$1 MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$10,500.00

1904-O MORGAN S$1 MS67+ Proof Like

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

1921-S MORGAN S$1 MS66

GEM WHITE. ONLY 7 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$6,850.00