US Morgan Silver Dollar

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The US Morgan Silver Dollar is a silver dollar that was minted in the United States from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921. It is easily one of the most popular coins collected. The coin is named after its designer George T. Morgan, who was an assistant US mint engraver.

Each US Morgan silver dollar contains 24.06 grams of silver.

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Description

US Morgan Silver Dollar Design

Obverse

The US Morgan silver dollar design features Lady Liberty modeled after an actual American woman named Anna Willess Williams. George T. Morgan declared that she had the most perfect profile he had ever seen and sat with her five times to draw the perfect representation of her profile.

Under Liberty is the year of minting and surrounding her along the bottom of the field are 13 stars.  The motto E Pluribus Unum (out of many, one) is along the top of the field.

Reverse

The reverse of the US Morgan silver dollar features an eagle with wings spread, clutching arrows in one claw and an olive branch in the other.  The arrows represent the power of war while the olive branch represents the power of peace.  The eagle is surrounded by a wreath.

The motto “In God We Trust” as well as the words United States of America and One Dollar round out the reverse design.

US Morgan Silver Dollar Minting

The minting of the US Morgan silver dollar occurred between 1878 to 1904 and again briefly in 1921.  After the passage of the Coinage Act of 1873, the US Treasury was required to purchase between $2.5-4 million in silver each month and turn that into coin.

This replaced the requirement of the US Mint to accept raw silver and return it in coin form without charge.

The coin was minted in Philadelphia (no mint mark), Carson City (CC), San Francisco (S), New Orleans (O), and Denver (D).

Additional information

Metal

90% silver

Designer

George T Morgan

Weight

26.73 grams

Diameter

38.1 mm

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