The Morgan dollar is one of the most famous coins in American history. Minted from 1878 to 1904 and once again in 1921, this substantial silver dollar is cherished by coin collectors and enthusiasts of American history alike. The memorable set offered here includes one Morgan dollar from each mint that struck the coin in its final year of production: Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. These coins were hand-selected by professional numismatists after screening thousands of coins for quality and eye-appeal. Each coin is housed in an airtight capsule and the set is presented in a luxurious, plush-lined wood box with embossed metallic gold lettering, piano-black finish, and certificate of authenticity. The coins are unconditionally guaranteed to be genuine, dated 1921, and will match the quality of the ones shown. If you are interested in building a collection, consider adding other great selections from the American Classics Coinage Series to compliment your purchase.
The Morgan dollar is one of the most storied coins in American history. Minted from 1878 to 1904 and once again in 1921, this substantial silver dollar is cherished by coin collectors and enthusiasts of American history alike. Named after the designer, U.S. Mint Assistant Engraver George T.Morgan, the obverse of the coin depicts Liberty as a youthful woman wearing a Phrygian cap. originally worn by emancipated slaves of ancient Rome. Together with a headdress of cotton and wheat, staples of the U.S. economy. The reverse features an American bald eagle with outstretched wings, symbolic of the power of the U.S. government. The eagle bears in its great talons both an olive branch and 3 arrows, representing a nation of place but one that is poised for war. The dollar was authorized by the passage of the Bland-Allison Act in 1878, which required the Treasury to purchase an enormous 2 to 4 million dollars' worth of silver each month to be coined into dollars. Later, in 1918, the passage of the Pittman Act ultimately led to the melting of over 270 million Morgan dollars held in treasury reserves. Pursuant to the same act, the Morgan dollar was produced one final time in 1921. This vintage 3-coin set includes one Morgan dollar from each mint that struck the coin in its final year of production: Philadelphia (no mintmark), Denver (D mint mark), and San Francisco (S mint mark). The coins in this collection were hand-selected by professional numismatists after screening thousands of coins for quality and eye-appeal. Today, the chosen few that remain are cherished specimens of a bygone era that serve to immortalize the memory of a young, prosperous, and powerful United States of America.
- Type: Morgan Dollar (1878-1904, 1921)
- Designer: George T. Morgan
- Weight: 26.73 grams
- Diameter: 38.1 mm
- Composition: 0.900 silver and 0.100 copper
- Net silver weight: 0.77344 oz pure silver
- Obverse Design: Liberty with Phrygian Cap and headdress of cotton and wheat / 13 stars
- Obverse Inscription: E PLURIBUS UNUM / LIBERTY / DATE
- Reverse Design: Eagle with outstretched wings, bearing an olive branch and arrows in talons / Wreath
- Reverse Inscription: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN GOD WE TRUST / ONE DOLLAR
- 8 x 6 x 2