What If the Morgan Silver Dollar…Had Been Gold?

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George T. Morgan designed the most famous silver coin in the world: the Morgan Silver Dollar, first issued by the United States Mint in 1878. But that same year, the U.S. Mint struck a second Morgan design: a Gold Pattern Proof, now known as Judd-1582. This pattern coin was minted to explore a version of Morgan’s famous design as a $10 Gold Eagle.

A Famous "What If" Now Available For Your Collection
As history shows, the mint decided not to go with Morgan's Gold Eagle design. However, you can still travel to Washington, D.C. and see the original pattern as part of the Smithsonian® National Numismatic Collection… or you can take it home with these incredible new offerings!

These limited-edition gold and silver reverse proofs bring Morgan’s Gold Eagle to life in a way you’ve never seen it before—as stunning double-thick Piedfort, Ultra High Relief Reverse Proofs! Each piece features Morgan’s original designs, with two small changes: dual dates of 1878 and 2020 on the obverse, and the word “Eagle” on the reverse in place of the original pattern’s legal-tender value.

Struck Using Equipment Morgan Himself May Have Used
Struck by the Commonwealth Mint, these Gold Pattern Proofs were created using some of the original minting equipment from the Birmingham Mint—the very same mint where George T. Morgan served as an apprentice right before he migrated to the United States! Imagine holding a piece in your hand struck from Morgan's own designs using equipment Morgan himself may have used. This is what coin collecting is all about!

Ultra High Relief Piedfort Reverse Proofs
Not only were these historic pieces struck with some of the Birmingham Mint’s original equipment, but they come struck for the first time ever as double-thick Piedfort Proofs, adding significant heft to their weight. While still conforming to the same diameter as the original half-ounce gold and Silver Dollar diameters, these double-thick planchets now allow for the proofs to be struck in double-sided Ultra High Relief Reverse Proof condition, with highly detailed, mirrored designs that tower over frosty fields.

This release marks the very first time that a Smithsonian® release has been struck in Ultra High Relief on both sides of the proof.
Had these minting technologies been available, it’s possible that the original patterns struck to test the design could have featured such incredible contrast. These proofs are the epitome of the minter’s art, and they can be yours—if you act now.

Certified as Flawless by NGC
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is one of the most trusted and well-respected third-party grading services in the world. These Ultra High Relief Piedfort Reverse Proofs have been certified as flawless Proof-70 (PF70) condition. This coveted designation indicates that these handsome commemoratives have been ascribed the highest grade possible for a numismatic collectible.

A “Must Have” For Any Morgan Collection
This is the first time ever that collectors can own an officially licensed Smithsonian Gold and Silver Proofs that showcase Morgan’s Gold Eagle designs struck as double-thick, Ultra High Relief Piedfort Reverse Proofs. It’s a fascinating “What If” piece that belongs in any U.S. Gold and Silver Dollar collection!

Limited, Worldwide Exclusive Release -- Call NOW!
We are proud to be the exclusive worldwide distributors for this historic release—but only a limited number of these Morgan’s Gold Eagle Proofs have been approved for minting, and there’s no telling how fast they’ll disappear. Secure yours now before they’re history!

2020 Smithsonian One-Ounce Gold Morgan’s Gold Eagle UHR Piedfort Reverse Proof

  • One Ounce of Gold
  • 99.9% Purity
  • Officially Approved by the Smithsonian
  • Historic "What If" 1878 Morgan Design
  • Struck Using Original Birmingham Mint Equipment
  • Double Thick Piedfort
  • Ultra High Relief Strike
  • Reverse Proof Finish
  • World Exclusive Release
  • Graded Flawless PF70 by NGC
  • Limited Availability

2020 Smithsonian Two-Ounce Silver Morgan’s Gold Eagle UHR Piedfort Reverse Proof

  • Two Ounces of Silver
  • 99.9% Fineness
  • Officially Approved by the Smithsonian
  • Historic "What If" 1878 Morgan Design
  • Struck Using Original Birmingham Mint Equipment
  • Double Thick Piedfort
  • Ultra High Relief Strike
  • Reverse Proof Finish
  • World Exclusive Release
  • Graded Flawless PF70 by NGC
  • Limited Availability
George T. Morgan is one of the most celebrated designers in the history of American coinage. One can only imagine how popular Morgan’s Gold Eagle may have been among collectors had the coin ever circulated. But his designs live on, and you have a chance to

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