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Why add this Morgan 1898 Silver Dollar to your collection?
To call the Morgan Silver Dollar an iconic coin is an understatement. The coin made numismatic history with Morgan's selection of an American-style model for Liberty, a break from the long tradition of using Greek-style models. Thanks in no small part to that decision, these coins have a place in the hearts of ardent and casual American coin collectors alike. Many are passed down as heirlooms for generations. This piece was struck at the Philadelphia Mint from .7734 troy oz. of .900 fine silver. Part of a mintage of 5,884,000 pieces, this coin remains in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition.
Groundbreaking Liberty Design by George T. Morgan
Designer George T. Morgan made history with his selection of Anna Willess Williams as his model for Liberty. Morgan shows the figure with long hair that covers the back of her neck. She dons a Phrygian cap, a symbol of her freedom, and a crown of cotton and wheat, one Southern crop and one Northern one. This was significant because the series debuted little more than a decade after the Civil War. Two rim inscriptions, "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one) and the date, "1898," are joined by thirteen stars, which represent the original states.
On the reverse, which was also designed by Morgan, a wreath wraps under an eagle. The eagle holds arrows, symbols of America's readiness to defend her values, and an olive branch, which indicates a preference for peace, in its talons. The bird spreads its wings toward the edge, and the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," is inscribed between them. Rim inscriptions provide the coin's country, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," and face value, "ONE DOLLAR."
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This 1898 Morgan Silver Dollar BU is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||1898|
|Weight in Grams:||26.73 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.8594 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|
In 1878, thirteen years after the end of America’s devastating Civil War, the united, but wounded nation, saw the introduction of a new silver dollar. Designed by George T. Morgan, the country’s new coin featured patriotic imagery and served as a powerful symbol of unity that helped heal a nation.