The Morgan Dollar, named after its designer, George T. Morgan, was minted during one of the most pivotal periods in the economic development of the United States. Beginning in 1878, the Morgan Dollar coins were produced to stabilize the silver market, but by 1904, production stopped as demand for the coins had significantly decreased. In 1921, production resumed for a short time until the Peace Dollar replaced them later that year. Today, this coin remains one of the most popular coins among American collectors.
Known as the "Silver Dollar of the Old West," the Morgan consists of 90 percent pure silver and 10 percent copper. The first acceptable strike of the coin occurred on March 11, 1978, at the Philadelphia Mint. The first minted Morgan dollar was presented to President Rutherford B. Hayes, with Treasury Secretary John Sherman and Philadelphia Mint Henry Linderman receiving the next two completed pieces.
Western mints soon became involved in the production of the new dollar — the San Francisco and Carson City facilities began minting the Silver Morgan Dollar later in 1878, followed by the New Orleans Mint in 1879. The Denver Mint struck the coin in 1921 during its final production run.
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If you're one of the numerous collectors who cover the Morgan 1878-1904 or 1921 silver dollar, you've come to the right place. American Mint is your headquarters for this much sought-after collectible, of which only 17 percent of the approximately 305 million pieces have managed to survive.
The coin features a striking portrayal of Anna Willes Williams, the teacher and philosopher George T. Morgan nominated to serve as the model for the coin's obverse. The reverse depicts a bald eagle, that enduring symbol of American freedom, with wings raised as if ready to take flight.
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