The Morgan Silver Dollar Coin
The Morgan Silver Dollar Coin is the iconic American coin that was minted during the late 18th century and into the early part of the 19th century. This particular coin stands alone as one of the most collected silver dollars of all of the United States issued dollar coins and is a highly desirable addition to almost any collection.
The design of this beautiful piece was the work of the United States Assistant Engraver, George T. Morgan and saw its first use on a coin in the year 1878. The obverse of the coin is a stylized portrait of Lady Liberty in profile as she faces to the left. The design for Lady Liberty was inspired by the beautiful female model Anna Willess Williams of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. George Morgan had several sittings with her to draw sketches that resemble what would eventually be engraved into the famous silver dollar. As part of the adaptation to the coin’s design, Lady Liberty would sport a Phrygian cap or head covering with the word "LIBERTY" engraved into the headband, and several leaves protruding from the crown of the cap. Thirteen stars would flank either side of Lady Liberty with the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM" visible at the apex of the obverse.
The reverse of this legendary coin sports a magnificent depiction of the American eagle facing left, with wings outstretched as it clutches several arrows and branches in its talons. Encircling the entire backside of the coin are the words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and the denomination of "ONE DOLLAR," with the reverse motto being "IN GOD WE TRUST." as it sits delicately above the head of the eagle between its outstretched wings.
The Morgan Silver dollar has an approximate diameter of 38.1 millimeters and a weight of 26.73 grams composed of a 90% silver and 10% copper alloy to give this coin an Actual Silver Weight (A.S.W) of .7734 ounces of pure silver. This coin would also be minted at all 5 major Mint Facilities of the time, including Carson City, and New Orleans.
Why Purchase 1878-1904 Random Date Morgan Silver Dollars Graded by NGC in MS-64 Condition?
The 1878-1904 Randomly Selected Morgan Silver Dollar as Graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in Mint State 64 condition is an absolute must for immediate acquisition. These coins are highly desired among collectors of all experience levels and even attract investors who wish to purchase a quality coin before the price typically jumps by several factors at the next grade level and beyond. The MS64 grade often allows one to obtain the very best quality while maintaining a reasonable price point for such a desirable coin. The Morgan Silver Dollar offers a large chunk of silver, with a beautiful design element on both the obverse and reverse of the coin that has mesmerized collectors for decades. Within this series there are a myriad of ways to collect the Morgan Dollar Coin to suit any taste or style of the collector including collecting by date, date and mintmark, specific mint locations, varieties, errors, and whether the coin is proof like or not and to what extent. Do not miss this opportunity to obtain one of the most desired coins in American history.
|Year of Issue:||1878|
|Weight in Grams:||26.73 g|