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1893 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC AU50

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1893 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC AU50

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Why add this 1893 Morgan Silver Dollar to your collection?

Introduced by the U.S. Mint in 1878, the Morgan Dollar was minted on an annual basis until 1904, and then for one final year in 1921. Designed by U.S. Mint assistant engraver George T. Morgan, the coin's portrait is inspired by the image of Philadelphia school teacher Anna Willess Williams. This 1893 Morgan Dollar was produced at the Philadelphia Mint, struck from 0.7734 Troy oz. of .900 fine silver, its diameter measuring 38.1 mm. The coin is among one of the lowest recorded mintages of the series; only 378,000 were struck.

Morgan's Silver Dollar Design

The obverse features the image of Lady Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap coupled with a hair band inscribed "LIBERTY," her hair woven with sprays of wheat and oak. She is surrounded by thirteen stars, "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "1893."

The reverse depicts a Bald Eagle partially contained by a wreath from below, grasping arrows and an olive branch in its talons. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and "ONE DOLLAR."

NGC About Uncirculated

This Morgan Silver Dollar, struck 1893 at the Philadelphia Mint, is graded About Uncirculated (AU50) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The beautifully struck coin will exhibit complete details, with some of the highest features of the design worn flat. The coin is presented sonically sealed in a labeled NGC protective holder.

This remarkable, low mintage treasure from the late 19th century United States belongs in your collection of historic American coinage now!


Year of Issue:1893
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:AU50
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9
Weight in Grams:24.055 g
Weight in Ounces:0.7734 oz
Diameter:38.1 mm
Thickness:2.4 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:1
Mintage:378,000
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