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Why order this 1889 Toned Silver Morgan Dollar?
The 1889 Morgan Dollar was historic in that it had the highest mintage in the entire series. As such, every collection of iconic American coins should include at least one. Because few high mint state pieces remain from this mintage, this MS63 piece is an appealing option. Struck at the Philadelphia Mint from .7734 troy oz. of .900 fine silver, this coin has some toning. The exact coin depicted on this page is the one that you will receive.
Groundbreaking Liberty Design by George T. Morgan
The obverse features a left-side portrait of Liberty by George T. Morgan, who also designed the reverse. Liberty was modeled after Anna Willess Williams, a significant choice because she was an American-style figure rather than a Greek-style one, which was customary for a Liberty model at the time. Depicted in left-side profile, she wears a crown made from cotton and wheat, a Southern crop and a Northern one, as well as a Phrygian cap, which indicates that she is a freed slave. Her effigy is encircled by thirteen stars and two rim inscriptions, "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one) and the date, "1889."
An eagle holds arrows and an olive branch inside a wreath on the reverse. The olive branch symbolizes a preference for peace, while the arrows are a reminder to all that America will defend her values. Between the bird's wings and above its head is an inscription of the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST." Rim inscriptions encircling the image provide the coin's face value, "ONE DOLLAR," and country, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."
Mint State 63 is the grade that Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) assigned to this coin. That grade indicates that a coin has a good strike, full mint luster, and has no signs of wear.
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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|