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Why purchase this Silver 1885-O Morgan Dollar?
In 1885, the famous Liberty Bell left Philadelphia for the first time ever. It went down to the New Orleans Cotton Exhibition as part of an effort to heal a nation that had been divided by a bitter Civil War. This Morgan Silver Dollar was struck that year at the New Orleans Mint, which is represented by an "O" mint mark. The coin was struck from .7734 troy oz of .900 fine silver and is part of a mintage of 9,185,000 pieces.
Featuring George T. Morgan's Novel Liberty Design
George T. Morgan, from whom this coin gets its name, created the designs that appear on both faces of this coin. On the obverse is a left-side portrait of Liberty. She has long, curly hair that is partially covered by a Phrygian cap. That cap identifies her as a freed slave. She also has a crown of cotton and wheat, a Southern crop and a Northern one, and a ribbon that bears an inscription of her name, "LIBERTY," on her head. Along the rim, "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "1885" are joined by thirteen stars, which represent the original states.
The reverse features a heraldic eagle, which stretches its wings toward the rim. In its talons it holds arrows, symbols of the issuing nation's willingness to stand up for its values, and an olive branch, which expresses a preference for peace. Partially encircling the image is an open wreath. The national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," is inscribed above the eagle's head. The image is encircled by a pair of rim inscriptions, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "ONE DOLLAR."
Stunning BU with Liberty Bell Packaging
This coin will arrive in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. It comes in patriotic packaging that bears the inscription "LIBERTY BELL SILVER DOLLAR" and has pictures of the Liberty Bell in New Orleans in 1885.
Don't miss your chance to own this 1885-O Morgan Silver Dollar.
This 1885-O Silver Morgan Dollar BU Liberty Bell 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:||1885|
|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.