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Why buy this 2-Coin 1881-O + 1882-O Silver Morgan Dollar Set with Newspaper?
The New Orleans Mint has the unique distinction among U.S. Mint branches in that it was the only one ruled by three governments throughout its history, namely those of the United States, the State of Louisiana, and the Confederacy. This unique piece of history is one of the reasons that Morgan Silver Dollars are so intriguing to collectors. These coins were struck at the facility in 1881 and 1882 and are among relatively few of the estimated 15% of surviving Morgans to remain in GEM Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins come with a vintage New Orleans Daily Crescent newspaper printed sometime between the 1840's and the 1870's.
Featuring the Historic Liberty Design of George T. Morgan
Obverse: Both faces of these coins were designed by the man who gives them his name, George T. Morgan. The obverse features a left-side portrait of Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap, a ribbon that bears an inscription of her name, and a crown of cotton and wheat. Morgan depicted Liberty as an American-style figure, this breaking with the tradition of showing her as a Greek-style figure. Along the rim are thirteen stars and the inscriptions "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and the date, "1881" or "1882."
Reverse: A heraldic eagle spreads its wings while holding arrows and an olive branch within an open wreath on the reverse. The national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," is inscribed between its wings. The name of the issuing country, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," and the coin's face value, "ONE DOLLAR," are inscribed along the rim.
Add this 2-Coin 1881-O + 1882-O Morgan Silver Dollar Set with Newspaper to your collection today.
This 2-Coin Set - 1881+1882-O Silver Morgan Dollar with Newspaper GEM 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:||1881+1882|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Liberty facing left flanked by stars|
|Reverse Design:||Eagle clasping arrows and olive branch within half wreath|