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1880 Morgan Silver Dollar BU

1880 Morgan Silver Dollar BU
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Why add the 1880 Morgan Silver Dollar BU to your collection?

This 1880 Morgan Silver Dollar achieved the high and desirable Brilliant Uncirculated (BU). The Philadelphia Branch of the U.S. Mint is one of the most historically significant institutions in the United States. It was founded in 1792 to strike the coinage of a young nation. This site struck this coin on a .7734 oz. 90% pure silver planchet.

Morgan's Masterpiece

Lady Liberty's portrait was modeled by Anna Willess Williams. She was a teacher from Philadelphia. She agreed to sit for this under the explicit understanding that she not be identified as the model for Liberty's profile. Shortly after the release of the coin, she was identified. Late in her life, she dismissed the episode as "an episode from my youth." The reverse of the coin depicts the proud Bald Eagle. He is shown holding arrows and an olive branch, as he often appears. The designer of this classic American Numismatic series is none other than George T. Morgan, who later became the Seventh Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint. He was quoted as saying that Miss Williams' profile was" perfect for the purpose."

Uncirculated Brilliance

Brilliant Uncirculated coins are popular with collectors because they exhibit no signs of wear or handling. These are welcome additions for collectors at every level of the hobby. Examples at the BU level have pleasing eye appeal, and lustrous original surfaces.

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Year of Issue:1880
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:Uncertified
Grade:BU
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9
Weight in Grams:24.055 g
Weight in Ounces:0.7734 oz
Diameter:38.1 mm
Thickness:2.4 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:1
Mintage:12,600,000
Obverse Design:Liberty facing left flanked by stars
Reverse Design:Eagle clasping arrows and olive branch within half wreath
Reverse Designer/Engraver:George T. Morgan
Obverse Designer/Engraver:George T. Morgan