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Why purchase this Morgan Silver Dollar minted in San Francisco, 1880?
The U.S. Mint began producing the Morgan Silver Dollar series in 1878. Imagery of the coin is credited to George T. Morgan, a newly appointed assistant engraver at the Mint. This third year of issue example was struck in 1880 at the Mint's facility in San Francisco from 0.7734 Troy oz. of .900 fine silver. Final mintage of the 38.1 mm diameter silver dollar is reported as 8,900,000.
Morgan's Beautiful Silver Dollar Design
Lady Liberty is illustrated on the obverse in a classically styled profile portrait, wearing a Phrygian cap and crown inscribed "LIBERTY," with an array of leaves, flowers and grains decorating her hair. The image is surrounded by the inscriptions "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "1880," along with thirteen stars.
The reverse features an eagle with its wings outstretched, holding an olive branch and three arrows in its talons, with a laurel wreath curving below. Inscribed "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "ONE DOLLAR," with the "S" Mint mark near the wreath's ribbon.
Stunning Mint State 63
This San Francisco struck 1880 Morgan Silver Dollar was authenticated and reviewed by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), receiving the grade of Mint State 63. The coin possesses a nice strike and luster, with good eye appeal overall. The condition of the coin is protected, encapsulated in a labeled PCGS holder.
This extraordinary 1880-S Morgan Silver Dollar will make an impressive addition to your collection! Purchase today from MCM!
This 1880-S Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS MS63 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|
In 1878, thirteen years after the end of America’s devastating Civil War, the united, but wounded nation, saw the introduction of a new silver dollar. Designed by George T. Morgan, the country’s new coin featured patriotic imagery and served as a powerful symbol of unity that helped heal a nation.