Struck from 90% Fine Silver and 10% Copper by the United States Mint. Minted from 1878 – 1904.
The Morgan Silver Dollar is the first standard silver dollar minted since the passage of the Coinage Act of 1873. The Coinage Act of 1873 ended the free coining of silver.
This dollar was authorized by the Bland-Allison Act. However, that act was repealed by the Sherman Silver Purchase Act. Once all remaining silver bullion purchased under the Sherman Act was coined into silver dollars and the reserves depleted, the Mint ceased production of the Morgan Silver Dollar. In 1904.
PCGS has graded this coin: MS65
Obverse – Left Profile portrait of Liberty. Inscribed with “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and “1879”.
Reverse – Bald Eagle clasping arrows and olive branch. Inscribed with “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”, “ONE DOLLAR”, “IN GOD WE TRUST”.
CC = Carson City
D = Denver
O = New Orleans
S = San Francisco
None = Philadelphia
M04-5 1879-S Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS MS65
|Specifications for this 1879 -S Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS MS65 M04-5|
|Year of Issue:||1879|
|Grade Breakdown:||Above average strike with minor marks or hairlines, mostly out of focal areas.|
|Composition:||90% Silver, 10% Copper|
|Metal Weight:||.7734 troy ounce / 26.73 g|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Left Profile Portrait of Liberty|
This coin graded by PCGS received a grade of MS65 because:
3051440 Above average strike with minor marks or hairlines, mostly out of focal areas.