Silver Morgan Dollar
Silver Morgan Dollar Overview
The Morgan Silver Dollar is the legendary coin of the Wild West, struck from 1878 to 1921. It was not created for general circulation but to create a market for the silver from the Comstock Lode in Nevada, the first major discovery of silver ore and one of the most important mining discoveries in American History.
The Morgan is the largest and heaviest silver coin since the Civil War, and was known as a cartwheel because of its large size. Although is it probably the most common of all 19th century U.S. coins, the rare 1895 Philadelphia Proof Issue is featured in 100 Greatest U.S. Coins, a book endorsed by the Professional Numismatists Guild.
Silver Morgan Dollar Design
The obverse depicts the head of Lady Liberty, with the words E PLURIBUS UNUM arcing around the top half of the coin, and thirteen stars and the year of issue around the bottom half.
The reverse features a bald eagle with its wings spread, perched upon a branch and arrows, partially surrounded by a wreath, with IN GOD WE TRUST overhead. The words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA arc around the top, and ONE DOLLAR with a star on either side arcs around the bottom.
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