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Why order this 1889 Morgan Toned Silver Dollar?
No collection of Morgan Silver Dollars is complete without an 1889 piece. It was the highest mintage in the entire series at over 21.7 million pieces. Even so, examples of the coin in high mint state can be extremely difficult to find. Accordingly, this MS63 piece is a great option, especially for collectors who do not have unlimited budgets. It was struck on a .7734 troy oz. planchet of .900 fine silver, also known as "constitutional silver," at the Philadelphia Mint.
Historic Liberty Design by George T. Morgan
George T. Morgan, from whom the coin gets its named, designed both faces of this silver dollar. One reason that the coin enjoys such an important place in the American psyche is that Morgan chose Anna Willess Williams, an American style model, for Liberty rather than a Greek style model, as was customary at the time. Fittingly for a coin that was first issued shortly after the Civil War, she dons a Phrygian cap, a symbol of a freed slave, and a crown of cotton and wheat, a Southern crop and a Northern one. Her left-side effigy is encircled by two rim inscriptions, "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one) and the date, "1889," as well as thirteen stars.
On the reverse, an eagle's body is oriented toward the holder. Its head is turned to the left side of the coin, and its wings are stretched upward toward the rim. In its talons it clutches arrows, symbols of the country's readiness to defend her values, and an olive branch, which indicates a preference for peace. An open wreath partially encircles it. Rim inscriptions offer the coin's country, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," and its face value, "ONE DOLLAR."
Beautifully Preserved MS63
According to the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), this coin is in Mint State 63 condition. It is choice uncirculated, and displays some attractive toning.
Don't miss your chance to own this 1889 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar.
|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|