1883 Silver Morgan Dollar PCGS MS63
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|Country of Manufacture
|United States (US)
|Year of Issue
|George T. Morgan
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The 1883 Morgan Silver Dollar
Capture the essence of the work of the "main mint" in Philadelphia with the 1883 Morgan Silver Dollar. Widely known for being 'available' in uncirculated grades, these coins exhibit very nice luster, in general, but are softly struck, often not showing full hair details.
These coins held the second highest mintage of Philadelphia minted silver dollars to date. Many of the remaining uncirculated coins show heavy marks from being stored in bags, but higher grade coins are affordable - just not as plentiful.
1883 Morgan Silver Dollar design
The Morgan Silver Dollar was conceived at a point in history when the government mandated that millions of coins be minted (Bland-Allison Act of 1878) so the design had to be timeless, simple, and strong. George T. Morgan, a die-sinker from England, was hired by the U.S. Mint to carry out the design for the new coin.
The obverse design of the Morgan Silver Dollar employs Lady Liberty as the main theme, with the cap of Liberty upon her head. Tucked into a plain ribbon-like tiara displaying the word "LIBERTY" are bits of wheat and cotton, symbolic gestures of agriculture and its success in the nation. Around the edge of the design are thirteen stars, one for each original colony, bisected by the motto "E Pluribus Unum." The year-date shows at the bottom of the design underneath the truncated bust of Liberty.
The reverse design of the Morgan Silver Dollar shows an Eagle, which by law was the required theme of all U.S. coins above ten cents in denomination (Coinage Act of 1792). The eagle stands tall with wings out-spread, clutching a bundle of arrows. The eagle and arrows are surrounded by a laurel wreath tied together at the bottom. Outside the wreath are the name of the country and the denomination displayed as "ONE DOLLAR" - separated by six-sided stars. Level above the eagle is the motto "In God We Trust" in old-English style block letters. The mint mark, if there is one (no mint mark was used for Philadelphia minted coins), is centered beneath the bow tying the wreath and above the "DO" of "DOLLAR."
PCGS Mint State 63
This coin is graded MS63 (mint state 63) by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), a public company with an outstanding reputation for excellence in grading. Mint State 63 is a grade on a 70-point grading scale that notes a coin without wear from circulation with nice luster and pleasing eye appeal.
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