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Why buy this 1889 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar?
This 1889 Morgan Silver Dollar has some very attractive toning. It is among the best accessible examples of this coin, as pieces in high mint state can be extremely difficult to find in spite of the fact that the 1889 issue of this coin had the highest mintage in the series. The coin was struck at the Philadelphia Mint on a planchet of .900 fine silver. Place your order now to receive the exact coin depicted on this page.
Classic Liberty Design by George T. Morgan
The designer of the coin, George T. Morgan, made history with his selection of an American style model, Anna Willess Williams, for Liberty rather than a Greek one, as was customary at the time. She faces the left side of the coin and wears a cap and a crown on her head. The Phrygian cap is a symbol of freedom, while the crown is made from two American crops, one Northern, wheat, and the other Southern, cotton, an important show of unity. Thirteen stars join two inscriptions, "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one) and "1888," in encircling the image along the rim.
The reverse features a familiar theme for collectors of American coins. An eagle clutches arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. The olive branch indicates a preference for peace, while the arrows serve as reminders that America will defend her values when necessary. An open wreath partially encircles the eagle, and the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," is inscribed above its head. Rim inscriptions offer the coin's country, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," and face value, 'ONE DOLLAR."
The experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin Mint State 63. That means that it has no traces of wear and is in choice uncirculated condition.
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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|