1878-1904 Random Date Morgan Silver Dollar $1 - Extremely Fine (XF) Grade
The Morgan Silver Dollar is a very popular coin among collectors. The coin is considered “constitutional silver” because of its .900 purity. The coin measures 3.1 mm thick and 38.1 mm in diameter, which offers a combination of some heft and a large enough face for the designs to be appreciated. While this coin has been circulated, it is in extremely fine condition, which means that there are some flaws and does not have the same luster that it did in its original condition.
Design of the Morgan Silver Dollar
The Morgan Silver Dollar gets its name from its designer, George T. Morgan, whose design of the coin departed from the Greek-style figures of previous American coinage. He modeled Lady Liberty after Anna Willess Williams. Lady Liberty faces to the left of the coin and has a ribbon in her hair that bears an inscription of her name, “LIBERTY.” She also wears a Phrygian cap, below which much of her curly hair flows. The diagonal truncation of her neck left space for the year of mintage, which is inscribed at the bottom. Thirteen stars, seven on the left and six on the right, separate the date from the motto from the Great Seal of the United States, “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” which is inscribed along the top portion of the rim.
The reverse features an eagle with its wings spread upwards. Those wings interrupt the inscription “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” which extends around the top. In its talons, the eagle holds an olive branch and arrows, symbols of peace and a willingness to fight for American values. A laurel wreath arches under the bird from one wing to the other. Between its wings is the national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST.” At the bottom is the inscription “ONE DOLLAR,” the coin’s face value.
Why add this Morgan Silver Dollar to your collection?
Just about every coin collector who has been collecting for any length of time has at least one Morgan Silver Dollar, and many non-collectors have a few of these as well. The coin you receive will bear a random date between 1878-1904. While each coin originally had an actual silver weight of .7734 Troy oz., some very slight variation is possible. The Morgan is an American classic without which no collection of American coins is truly complete.
|Year of Issue:||1878-1904|
|Weight in Grams:||26.73 g|