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Why get this Toned 1889 Morgan Silver Dollar?
Every Morgan collector needs to have at least one 1889 Morgan. With over 21.7 million pieces struck, this issue has the highest mintage of any in the series. Even so, MS63 is a relatively high grade, as examples in high mint state are extremely difficult to find. Struck on a .7734 troy oz. planchet of .900 at the Philadelphia Mint, this coin would make a stunning addition to any collection. When you order, you will receive the exact coin depicted on this page.
Patriotic Liberty Design by George T. Morgan
This historic silver dollar takes its name from the man who designed both faces of it, George T. Morgan. For his obverse design, Morgan broke with the long tradition of using Greek-style models for Liberty and instead used an American-style one, Anna Willess Williams. Depicted in left-side profile, she wears a crown of cotton and wheat, one Southern crop and one primarily Northern one, and a Phrygian cap, which symbolizes her freedom. Her effigy is encircled by thirteen stars and the inscriptions "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one) and "1889."
An open wreath largely encircles an eagle on the reverse. The eagle has its wings stretched upward toward the rim as it holds arrows and an olive branch. The former serve as a reminder that America will defend her values when forced to do so, while the latter indicates that the country prefers peace. The national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," is inscribed between the bird's wings, while a pair of rim inscriptions, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "ONE DOLLAR," encircle the image.
Well Maintained MS63
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) awarded this coin a grade of Mint State 63. Coins in MS63 have good strikes, full mint luster, and show no traces of wear. This specimen displays attractive toning.
Don't miss your chance to own this Toned 1889 Silver Morgan 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|