Why purchase this Morgan 1889 Toned Silver Dollar?
All collections of American coins should have at least one 1889 Silver Dollar. With over 21.7 million pieces struck at the Philadelphia Mint that year, this was the highest mintage in the series. This coin is unique among them, though, thanks to its attractive toning. When you order from this page, you will receive the exact coin shown above.
Iconic Liberty Design by George Morgan
The Morgan series will forever hold a special place in the hearts of American coin collectors thanks in part to designer George T. Morgan's selection of an American style model, Anna Willess Williams, for Liberty. Prior to this series, Greek models for the figure were the norm. He shows her in left side profile with long, curly hair that covers the back of her neck. Some of her hair is under a Phrygian cap, a symbol of a freed slave. She also wears a crown of cotton, a Southern crop, and wheat, a Northern one, which was significant for a coin issued shortly after the end of the Civil War.
An eagle spreads its wings while clutching arrows and an olive branch on the reverse. The arrows represent America's willingness to fight for her values, and the olive branch indicates a preference for peace. The eagle is partially encircled by a wreath. Above the bird's head is an inscription of the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST." The coin's face value, "ONE DOLLAR," is inscribed at the bottom, while the country of issue, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," arches over the image.
Stunning Uncirculated MS62
This coin's Mint State 62 grade means that it has no traces of wear and full mint luster. It received that grade from one of the numismatic world's most respected grading companies, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). It displays some lovely toning.
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|Year of Issue:||1889|
|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|