Enhance your Silver investments with these affordable cartwheels of yesteryear!
- Each coin contains .7734 oz of Pure Silver.
- Coins come in protective plastic flips. Multiples of 20 come in protective plastic tubes.
- Obverse: Left facing profile of Liberty. Anna Willess Williams, a teacher and philosophical writer, modeled for this design by George T. Morgan of Lady Liberty.
- Reverse: Features a bald eagle clutching an olive branch in one talon and a bundle of arrows in the other. Surrounding the eagle is "United States of America," "One Dollar," and "In God We Trust."
These Silver coins are average circulated and will show signs of wear. Add these Very Good to Very Fine Morgan Silver Dollars to your cart today!
The Morgan Dollar holds a special place in U.S. coinage as it was the first coin to feature Lady Liberty with an American look, rather than the traditional Greek style. Her cap is adorned with wheat and cotton as a tribute to America's agricultural history.
The image of the eagle was also updated for the Morgan Dollar, showing a proportionally correct eagle with beautifully designed feathers. He carries an olive branch, showing America's desire for peace, and is perched atop a bundle of arrows, signifying America's readiness to defend her borders against attack.
The Morgan Dollar flooded the markets from 1878-1904. Nearly two decades after production halted, the Morgan Dollar was seen again for one year only, in 1921, due to a renewed desire for this iconic, beautiful design.
The history of Morgan Silver Dollars
Morgan Silver Dollars are perhaps the most famous of the coins and medals designed by U.S. Mint Chief Engraver George T. Morgan. His design for Morgan Dollars was first used on a series of half dollar patterns in 1877 and today the 1877 Morgan Half Dollar is extremely rare. Like most Silver bullion coin designs of the time, the public criticized the Half Silver Dollar’s design, yet U.S. Mint Director H.R. Linderman selected it for use on the Silver Dollar, with some modifications. Morgan Dollar Silver coins were minted from 1878-1904, and again in 1921, at five different U.S. Mints.
Why collect Morgan Silver Dollars?
Many collect Morgan Silver Dollars because these .7734 fine Silver coins have value in both Silver content and collectibility. Morgan Dollars are one of the most popular U.S. coins to collect and assembling a full collection is a goal many collectors aspire to. The dates on these Silver Dollars are chosen randomly when ordered, and the average circulated Silver bullion coins are in Very Good to Very Fine condition. When you buy Silver coins, you may get lucky acquiring the year you desire from this random assortment. Regardless, you will build your Silver Dollar collection with these beautiful Silver coins.
Collect Morgan Silver Dollars that celebrate the art of George T. Morgan.
Though Morgan Silver Dollars were among the first coins George T. Morgan designed as assistant engraver at the Philadelphia U.S. Mint, he had already established himself as an artist and engraver in England where he received instruction at the Birmingham Art School and South Kensington Art School and worked for The British Royal Mint. When U.S. Mint director H.R. Linderman first met Morgan, he told him he wanted Lady Liberty’s portrait to make a return to American coinage. This meeting led to Morgan’s Silver Dollar design. Before designing these Silver coins for sale, Morgan enrolled in the Academy of Art in Philadelphia to immerse himself in American art and to inspire his reinterpretation of the traditional Greek-looking Lady Liberty into a wholly American-looking version.
Morgan Silver Dollars found today escaped melting two different times in history.
Morgan Silver Dollars were minted in abundance from 1878 until 1904, and again in 1921, resulting in approximately 657 million Silver Dollars. Though so many Morgan Dollars were minted, two major pieces of legislation affected how many are left in existence: The Pittman Act of 1918 and the Silver Act of 1942. The Pittman Act authorized the melting of up to 350 million Silver Dollars to loan to Great Britain, and in 1942 more than 53 million Silver Dollars were melted for wartime use. Buying Silver coins from the Morgan Dollar series can be challenging at times, especially when you are searching for specific years or Silver coins from specific mints.