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 7TF MORGAN S$1, REVERSE OF 1879 MS66

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

1878 8TF MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE, TOUCH OF PERIPHERAL TONING. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$15,950.00

1878 MORGAN S$1, REVERSE OF 1878 PR65

REVERSE OF 1878. GEM PROOF. ONLY 250 STRUCK. CAC.
$27,500.00

1878-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65 Proof Like

GEM WHITE PROOOFLIKE. FROSTY CAMEO DEVICES.
$2,750.00

1879 MORGAN $1 MS66+

GEM WHITE AND LUSTROUS WITH LIGHT PERIPHERAL TONING. JUST 6 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$3,850.00

1879 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM DEEP CAMEO. JUST 4 GRADED HIGHER.
$14,950.00

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 10 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$23,450.00

1879-CC MORGAN S$1 MS65

GEM SATIN SURFACES. VERY WELL STRUCK. ONLY 10 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 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO PROOFLIKE.
$4,950.00

1880 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Cameo

GEM SNOW WHITE CAMEO PROOF.
$16,500.00

1880 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO.
$17,500.00

1880 MORGAN S$1 PR67 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO. CAC
$21,500.00

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 5 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.
$10,950.00

1881 MORGAN S$1 MS65 DMPL

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. ONLY TWO MS65+DCAM COINS GRADED HIGHER
$14,950.00

1881-CC MORGAN S$1 MS68

GEM SATIN WHITE. VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS SURFACES. JUST 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$39,500.00