|Morgan Silver Dollars (1878-1921)|
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The Morgan Dollar is a silver United States dollar coin. The silver dollars were continuously minted from 1878 to 1904 to absorb the silver from the Comstock silver strike and again for one more year in 1921. The Morgan Dollar is named after its designer, George T. Morgan, who designed the obverse and reverse of the coin. Morgan's monogram appears near Lady Liberty's neck on the obverse. The dollar was authorized by the Bland-Allison Act of 1878.
The Morgan Dollar is one of the most collected silver coins in our history. But it didn't start out that way. Until the 1960s, it was largely ignored by the public. Though it never gained broad appeal during its production run, its connection to an important period in American history has rendered it a highly sought after piece among collectors. Older Morgans are rarer because they were melted down to make 1921 Morgans. Since 1921, many more 1921 Morgan Dollars have been melted, mostly when silver prices escalate and they yield silver bullion. Few coins in U.S. history have been greeted with more indifference at the time of their release than this silver dollar. And few, if any, have then gone on to stimulate such passionate excitement among coin collectors.
Mintmarks: Appear underneath the tail feathers of the bald eagle on the reverse between the letters D and O in Dollar. Mintmarks include:
SPECIFICATIONS: Diameter: 38.1 millimeters Weight: 26.73 grams Composition: .900 silver, .100 copper Edge: Reeded Net Weight: .77344 ounce pure silver (Information gathered from - Wikipedia.org, Coin Resource.org, "The Red Book - A Guide Book of United States Coins", and other sources
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