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 MORGAN S$1 PR66+

8 TAILFEATHER. A SPECATULAR GEM WITH SATINY LUSTER AND FABULOUS TOUGHES OF AQUAMARINE COLOR.
$26,400.00

1878 MORGAN S$1, REVERSE OF 1878 PR65 Cameo

REVERSE OF 1878. GEM WHITE CAMEO WITH A TINGE OF LIGHT PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY 250 STRUCK. JUST CAMEO GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$52,250.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1 MS64 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$32,950.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM FROSTY LUSTROUS SURFACES. ORIGINAL WHITE COIN KISSED WITH LIGHT RING OF PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY SIX COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$23,895.00

1881 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 3 MS65+DCAM COINS GRADED HIGHER
$14,250.00

1881-O MORGAN S$1 MS66

SATIN WHITE LUSTROUS GEM. ONLY 9 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$12,500.00

1882 MORGAN S$1 MS67

GEM, VERY COLORFUL SURFACES. VIRTUALLY NOT A MARK ON THE COIN. ONLY ONE MS67+ GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$24,750.00

1882 MORGAN S$1 PR68

AMAZING DAZZLING, KALEIDOSCOPE COLORATION LAYERED OVER VIRTUALLY PERFECT SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADE AT PCGS.
$32,950.00

1882-CC MORGAN S$1 MS67

GEM SATIN WHITE CREAMY LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 13 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$6,250.00

1883 MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. JUST 2 MS66+DMPL COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$11,950.00

1883 MORGAN S$1 PR66 Cameo

GEM FLASHY WHITE CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. AN AMAZING SPECIMEN. CAC.
$16,500.00

1884 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED PROOFLIKE. CAC.
$7,150.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS63

CHOICE SATIN WHITE AND LUSTROUS.
$49,500.00

1884-S MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH LIGHT RUSSET TONING. EXCESSIVELY RARE IN HIGH MINT STATE GRADES. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$247,500.00

1885-CC MORGAN S$1 MS66 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO. ONLY 12 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$10,950.00

1887 MORGAN S$1 PR66 Cameo

GEM VERY FLASHY CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 710 STRUCK. JUST THREE COINS GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$17,500.00

1889 MORGAN S$1 PR66 Cameo

GEM VERY FLASHY CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 811 STRUCK. CAC.
$16,500.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS63 Proof Like

GEM CAMEO PROOFLIKE SURFACES. KING OF THE CARSON CITY MORGAN DOLLARS.
$46,750.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS63+

WHITE, WELL STRUCK WITH SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$57,500.00

1889-CC MORGAN S$1 MS64

GEM WHITE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. KING OF THE CARSON CITY MORGAN DOLLARS. JUST ONE COIN GRADED MS65 GRADED BY PCGS.
$126,500.00

1889-O MORGAN S$1 MS65

WHITE WITH LIGHT PERIPHERAL AMBER TONING.
$4,000.00