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The Morgan Silver Dollar
The Morgan Silver Dollar remains a very collected coin in the world of American Numismatics. The Morgan Silver Dollar coin boasts a beautiful design on both the front and back of the coin, and was engraved during the heart of the ‘Golden Age’ for United States minted coins. The Morgan Dollar is the creation of Assistant Engraver to the United States Mint, Mr. George T. Morgan of Staffordshire, England. Mr. Morgan began work on this iconic design late in 1877, and prepared dies that would begin minting coins by March of 1878.
Mr. Morgan sought to bring forth a distinctly American depiction of Lady Liberty for his next coin and would use the services of Philadelphia model, Anna Willes Williams, to be his inspiration. The obverse design of the Morgan Dollar uses the adaption of this model by Mr. Morgan to create a wonder sculpting of Lady Liberty as she faces left in profile. Upon the head of Lady Liberty is a Greek-style cap with the word ‘LIBERTY’ set into the headband, immediately accented by several small leaves and branches as they protrude from just behind the motto. Thirteen stars representing the original colonies of America encircle the lower portion of the coin, while the legend ‘E PLURIBUS UNUM’ can be located on the upper half of the coin completing the circle. The reverse of the coin carries a magnificent image of an American eagle as it holds its wings outstretched and clutching arrows and a branch in its talons. Each Morgan Silver Dollar has a diameter of 38.1 millimeters and a standard weight of 26.73 g, giving this large coin almost three-quarters of an ounce of solid silver, or .77344 oz. of actual silver weight.
Why Purchase 1878-1904 Random Date Morgan Silver Dollars in About Uncirculated Condition?
These randomly selected Morgan Dollars in A.U. condition make for an incredible opportunity to include this highly sought after American coin in your collection. The Morgan Silver Dollar in About Uncirculated Condition represents a highly desirable coin that can be obtained in excellent condition for its age without having to spend large sums of money. Each coin in this offering has spent time in circulation and will have character from passing through many hands as it helped develop the western part of the United States and build this great country. The Morgan Silver Dollar conjures up images of the old west, cowboys gambling in saloons, boxes full of silver coins as they traveled across the country in armored stage coaches, and so many other stories and possibilities which adds to the appeal of collecting this great series. These coins will all show signs of wear and use, but being About Uncirculated you will also be able to strongly observe all of the wonderful design elements that are such an important part of this American treasure. Be sure to add this coin to your collection today before the opportunity has passed.
This Random Date Morgan Silver Dollar AU 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:||Random Date|
|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.
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