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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1878 8TF MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE WITH A TOUCH OF PERIPHERAL TONING. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$16,500.00

1878 MORGAN S$1, 7TF, REVERSE OF 1879 MS66

REVERSE OF 1879. SATIN WHITE. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$9,250.00

1878-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65 Proof Like

GEM WHITE PROOOFLIKE. FROSTY CAMEO DEVICES. CAC.
$2,995.00

1878-S MORGAN S$1 MS67

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$6,950.00

1879 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM DEEP CAMEO. JUST 4 GRADED HIGHER.
$16,500.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM FROSTY AND WELL STRUCK.
$23,450.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM WHITE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST 6 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$23,450.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SATIN SURFACES. VERY WELL STRUCK. ONLY 6 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$23,450.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65 Proof Like

GEM WHITE PROOFLIKE SURFACES. JUST TWO 65+ COINS GRADE HIGHER.
$36,500.00

1879-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

WELL STRUCK WITH LOVELY IRIDESCENT TONING.
$2,850.00

1880/79-CC MORGAN S$1, REVERSE OF 1878 MS65 Proof Like

REVERSE OF 1878. FROSTY WHITE CAMEO.
$4,850.00

1880-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 7 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$21,500.00

1880-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

ELIASBERG PEDIGREE. GEM AND WELL STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$16,500.00

1880-S MORGAN S$1 MS68+

GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTER. ONLY 5 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$10,500.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

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

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE AND FLASHY. ONLY 1 65+DMPL GRADED HIGHER.
$9,500.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS66

SATIN WHITE GEM. ONLY 6 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$17,500.00

1882-O MORGAN S$1 MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE! ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$5,000.00

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 MS68

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$21,950.00

1883 MORGAN S$1 PR67+

GEM PROOF. RICH AQUAMARINE PERIPHERAL TONING.
$15,950.00