Why buy this 1881-S Tombstone Silver Morgan Dollar?
This Silver 1881-S Tombstone Morgan Dollar is considered one of the finest Morgans ever minted, making it a great option for any Morgan collector. It is sure to have special appeal, though, to those who have an interest in the Wild West. That is because it was issued in the same year as the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, which involved such iconic figures as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the McLaury brothers. Like other Morgans, it was struck from .900 fine silver. This piece bears an "S" Mint mark, which represents the San Francisco Mint.
Exquisite Liberty design by George T. Moragn
The obverse of this coin bears what may be the most famous design in the history of American numismatics, George T. Morgan's left-side portrait of Liberty. When the design debuted, it was a clear break from American numismatic tradition because Morgan modeled the portrait off of Anna Willess Williams, and American figure, which made for a stark contrast with earlier portrayals of Liberty, which were modeled off of Greek figures. Liberty's freedom is symbolized by the Phrygian cap that she wears, while she also wears a crown made of wheat and cotton, two staple American crops.
On the reverse, an eagle clutches arrows, symbols of military preparedness, and an olive branch, a symbol of peace. Between its wings is the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST."
Add this 1881-S Tombstone Morgan Silver Dollar to your collection today!
|Year of Issue:||1881|
|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|