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Morgan Silver Dollar MS63

This listing is for Morgan Silver Dollars in MS63 condition from the year of our choice. The Morgan Silver Dollar was minted with 90% silver from 1878 to 1904 and once again in 1921. Each of the coins in this listing have been assessed and certified by the NGC to be in Mint State 63 condition.

There is no coin from Americas past that is more sought after than the Morgan Silver Dollar. The introduction of the coin in 1878 marked the end of a five-year ban on silver coin production in the United States and helped usher in what is considered the golden age of coin design in America.

Ironically, one of Americas most beloved coins was designed by a British man. When Henry Richard Linderman, Director of the US Mint, sought out an individual to help redesign the nations silver coins in 1876, he reached out across the Pond to the United Kingdom. After communicating with the Deputy Master of the Royal Mint in London, Linderman hired 30-year-old George T. Morgan. Despite his youth, Morgan had established a reputation for tremendous coin design, but there were no positions available to him at the Royal Mint at that time.

Morgan Silver Dollar Coins with an MS63 grade from the NGC possess a mint luster that may be slightly impaired. Numerous small contact marks and/or a few heavy marks are visible on the coins surface. Small hairlines are likely to be visible without the assistance of magnification. Detracting scuff marks or defects in the coins strike may be present, but in general the coin is considered above average in condition.

George Morgan put Anna Willess Williams through five sittings to perfect his profile depiction of Lady Liberty on the obverse side of the coin. The reverse side of the coin bears the image of a bald eagle clutching arrows and an olive branch. The engravings United States of America, In God We Trust, and the face value of the coin are included on this side.

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Morgan Silver Dollar MS64

Please Note: Picture is an example only. Coins will be from years of our choice based on our current inventory, however they will always be certified by the NGC as an MS64.

The Morgan Silver Dollar was released during one of the most eventful periods in the history of US currency. It was produced by the United States Mint from 1878 to 1904 with one more year of production in 1921. Because these coins were minted prior to the 1965 cessation of silver coinage, they were composed from 90% pure silver. Their unique mintage year also makes them the first silver dollars to be released after the Coinage Act of 1873 caused the value of silver to drop to an unprecedented low.

Each Morgan Silver Dollar featured in this collection has been assigned an MS64 (Mint State 64) grade by the NGC (Numismatic Gauranty Corporation). An MS64 grade indicates that the coin has a worn, but acceptable appearance. Coins with this grade will display several clusters of hairline marks as well as a number of light contact marks. To prevent any further deterioration, all coins will arrive in their individually sealed NCG slabs.

Prominently displayed on the front of this silver dollar is George T. Morgans rendition of Lady Liberty. In this portrait, Liberty is turned in profile with her hair styled in loose ringlets. She is also depicted wearing a variety of different headpieces including a laurel wreath, a pileus and an engraved headband. Surrounding her portrait are a series of thirteen stars, which pay tribute to the original thirteen colonies. They separate the phrase E Pluribus Unum, from the mintage year of the coin.

The reverse side of the coin offers Morgans interpretation of the heraldic eagle. As with previous versions, the eagle is featured with its wings outstretched and its talons clasped around an olive branch and a set of arrows. However, Morgan chose to incorporate an open wreath as an additional design element underneath the eagle. Encircling the eagle is a ring of text bearing our nations name along with the coins denomination. A final inscription of In God We Trust is featured above the eagles head.

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1/10 Ounce American Gold Eagle

The U.S. Mint produces American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins in four weights: one ounce, half ounce, quarter ounce, and tenth ounce. The coins are 22-karat gold, plus small amounts of alloy. This creates harder coins that resist scratching and marring, which can diminish resale value. Bullion coins are coins whose weight, content and purity are guaranteed by the United States government. They can also be included in an IRA.

The obverse design of the American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins is inspired by Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ celebrated $20 gold piece, the “Double Eagle.” It was minted from 1907-1933 and is often considered one of America’s most beautiful coins. In 2021, the U.S. Mint marked the 35th anniversary of the American Eagle Coin Program with a refreshed design. The Mint used historical assets such as the original bronze cast to closer reflect Saint-Gaudens’ original vision. The refresh includes modifications to the Capitol Building, stars, torch, sun rays, and other design elements.

Since 2021, the reverse shows a portrait of an eagle. To give the new coins an added level of security, they have also been updated with enhanced security features, including a reeded edge variation.

From 1986 to 2021, the reverse, by sculptor Miley Busiek, depicted an eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a second eagle and hatchlings.