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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1885-S MORGAN S$1 MS65 Proof Like

GEM WHITE PROOFLIKE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$5,750.00

1886-O MORGAN S$1 MS64 Proof Like

GEM WHITE PROOFLIKE. TIED WITH 1 OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED PROOFLIKE.
$17,950.00

1886-S MORGAN S$1 MS66

GEM FROSTY WHITE. ONLY 11 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$6,750.00

1887 MORGAN S$1 PR65 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 710 STRUCK. CAC.
$8,500.00

1887-O MORGAN S$1 MS65+

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 12 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$4,250.00

1887-O MORGAN S$1 MS65+

GEM SATIN WHITE. WELL STRUCK. ONLY 12 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$4,250.00

1888 MORGAN $1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DMPL. ONLY 8 HIGHER AT NGC.
$2,250.00

1888 MORGAN S$1 MS67

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER.
$4,250.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 AU58

WHITE WITH NICE LUSTER. KING OF THE CARSON CITY MORGANS.
$18,500.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 AU58

LUSTEROUS WHITE SURFACES. KEY DATE.
$18,500.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 AU58

VERY NEAR MINT STATE. KING OF THE CARSON CITY MORGANS.
$18,500.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 AU58

KING OF THE CARSON CITY DOLLARS. COL GREEN PEDIGREE. CAC.
$18,950.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS64

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 7 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$82,500.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

SATIN WHITE.
$4,250.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

LOVELY IRIDESCENT COLOR.
$4,750.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

IRIDESCENT PERIPHERAL TONING. WELL STRUCK.
$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 PROOFLIKE. VERY RARE.ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$19,950.00

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 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 590 STRUCK. JUST 1 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$24,500.00