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1881-S Morgan Silver Dollar From the Great Montana Collection NGC MS65

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1881-S Morgan Silver Dollar From the Great Montana Collection NGC MS65

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Why purchase this Mint State Morgan Silver Dollar struck in 1881?

1881 marked the fourth year of production for the U.S. Mint's Morgan Silver Dollar series. This Morgan Silver Dollar was amongst a cache of nearly 17,000 coins now known as the Great Montana Collection. The hoard belonged to Montana resident George Bouvier, who clearly had very little trust in banks. Upon his deathbed in 1998, Bouvier told a young friend about his collection, which had kept hidden in coffee cans beneath the floorboards and in the walls of his home for decades. This 1881 dated silver dollar was struck from 0.7734 Troy oz. of .900 fine silver at the San Francisco Mint, its mintage recorded as 12,760,000.

Patriotic Imagery by the Mint's Assistant Engraver George T. Morgan

The image of Lady Liberty dominates the obverse, her hair tamed by a crown inscribed "LIBERTY" and a Phrygian cap. Liberty's likeness is surrounded by thirteen stars representing the original Colonies, "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "1881."

"UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "ONE DOLLAR" encircle the reverse image of an eagle holding an olive branch and three arrows with a laurel wreath below. Additional inscriptions include "IN GOD WE TRUST" and the Mint mark of the San Francisco Mint "S."

Stunning Mint State 65

This 1881-S Morgan Silver Dollar is in superior gem uncirculated condition, graded Mint State 65 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The coin has been authenticated by NGC as part of the Great Montana Collection.

Add this impressively graded 1881-S Morgan Silver Dollar to your collection today!


Year of Issue:1881
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:S
Branch:San Francisco
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS65
Variety:From the Great Montana Collection
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