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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.
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."
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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This 1880 Morgan Silver Dollar BU is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||1880|
|Weight in Grams:||24.055 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.7734 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|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|
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