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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1890-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. ONLY 1 GRADE HIGHER.
$7,950.00

1890-O MORGAN S$1 MS66

FABULOUS GEM AGUA-MARINE TONING. WELL STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE MS66+ GRADED HIGHER.
$8,950.00

1890-O MORGAN S$1 MS66 Proof Like

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

1890-S MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE! TIED FOR HIGHEST DMPL GRADED.
$7,950.00

1891 MORGAN S$1 MS65

RICHLY TONED OBVERSE, SATIN WHITE REVERSE.
$3,250.00

1891-S MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

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

1892-CC MORGAN S$1 MS63 Proof Like

VERY CHOICE PROOFLIKE.
$2,650.00

1893 MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE. WELL STRUCK.
$5,250.00

1893 MORGAN S$1 PR68

GEM *QUALITY PROOF. RADIANT ROSE/TEAL COLORS. ONLY 792 STRUCK.
$35,000.00

1894 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 972 STRUCK.
$17,500.00

1894 MORGAN S$1 PR67+ Deep Cameo

GEM WHITE. ONLY 972 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST AT NGC.
$52,500.00

1894 MORGAN S$1 PR68 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 972 STRUCK. JUST 1 COIN GRADE HIGHER.
$47,500.00

1894-O MORGAN $1 MS64+

GLORIOUS COLOR. CAC.
$14,950.00

1894-O MORGAN S$1 MS62

CHOICE LUSTEROUS SURFACES. CAC.
$2,950.00

1895-S MORGAN S$1 MS65 Proof Like

GEM WHITE PROOFLIKE. JUST 1 PL GRADED HIGHER AT NGC. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE.
$32,500.00

1896-S MORGAN $1 MS65+

GLORIOUS COLOR. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$20,950.00

1898 MORGAN S$1 MS67 Proof Like

GEM WHITE PROOFLIKE. TIED WITH 1 OTHER FOR HIGHEST AT PCGS.
$9,950.00

1898 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Deep Cameo

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 735 STRUCK.
$29,500.00

1899 MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$7,500.00

1900 MORGAN S$1 MS65 Proof Like

GEM WHITE PROOFLIKE.
$4,500.00

1901 MORGAN S$1 MS63

VERY SCARCE IN A GRADE THIS HIGH.
$12,950.00