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1881-S Morgan Silver Dollar BU

1881-S Morgan Silver Dollar BU
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Why add this Brilliant Uncirculated 1881-S Morgan Silver Dollar to your collection?

George T. Morgan became the seventh Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint in 1917. Prior to that appointment, during his time as an assistant engraver, he designed the coin he is best remembered for, the Morgan Silver Dollar. This 1881 Morgan Dollar was struck from 0.7734 Troy oz. of .900 fine silver at the San Francisco Mint. The Brilliant Uncirculated coin measures 38.1 mm in diameter and is among a final reported mintage of 12,760,000.

Morgan's Patriotic Silver Dollar Design

The obverse features Lady Liberty facing left surrounded by thirteen stars. Inscriptions include "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "1881," with "LIBERTY" on the headband. Morgan's initial "M" appears at the truncation of Liberty's neck, just above her lowest curl of hair.

The reverse depicts an eagle in a heraldic pose grasping an olive branch and arrows, partially encircled by a wreath below. Inscribed "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "ONE DOLLAR" and the San Francisco Mintmark "S."

Brilliant Uncirculated Silver Coin from the 19th Century

The condition of this ungraded Morgan Silver Dollar struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1881 is described as Brilliant Uncirculated (BU). Expect the coin to possess excellent eye appeal featuring the characteristics of a coin receiving the grade of Mint State 60 or higher, including an average strike, a few scuffs, marks or hairlines and a significant amount of original Mint luster.

Add this San Francisco minted 1881 Morgan Silver Dollar to your collection today!


Year of Issue:1881
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:S
Branch:San Francisco
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:12,760,000
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