Morgan Silver Dollars span the years 1878-1904 and then again in 1921. The big, heavy Morgan Silver Dollar coin was struck on composition of 90% silver and 10% copper and has always been a favorite among coin collectors.
Many Morgan Silver Dollar dates can be found in nice condition. In fact, many Morgan Silver Dollars more than a century old can be fairly easily found in uncirculated condition since only a small percentage of the mintage was ever really used by the public.
Some dates, however, are so difficult to find that small increments in the numerical grade can command vastly different prices.
Here are some interesting articles about the Morgan Silver Dollar, as well as guidance on determining the value of your Morgan Silver Dollar.
Three different designs of gold dollars were issued by the United States. They are very small, only about 2/3rds the size of a dime. They were the smallest regular issue coins made by the United States. Type I, minted from 1849 through 1854, features a head of Liberty wearing a beaded coronet or crown surrounded by stars. […]
Phillip writes: I have a coin dated 1793. It is not a US coin. On one side of the coin are the words Crescunt Concordith Res Parvae. Pictured is a large crest with a horse with a sword in the center of the crest. On the top of the crest is a crown with 2 […]
Rocelle writes: Under what circumstances will a full proof red penny undergo discoloration in a matter of days? Such a penny I bought for over USD3k was delivered to me in a coin album (packed in a cardboard material with plastic cover). I took a cursory look at it paying more attention to the writings […]
In the early 1960’s, the silver supply for the nation’s coinage was dwindling rapidly. As Congress and the Administration debated over silver’s future role in coinage, the silver market jumped 10% immediately, and another 30% by 1962. This set the stage for the complete elimination of silver from our coinage by the end of 1964. Any […]
Todd V. asks: How do I get a rainbow toning on a coin? Or what is the chemical process to make a rainbow tone? “Rainbow” toning or patina is an optical effect caused by graduated layers of silver oxide on the surface of a coin. This is often seen on coins that have been in […]