Morgan Silver Dollar Designs
All About U.S. Mint Silver Dollars
The Morgan Silver
Dollar is a genuine U.S. Silver Dollar, and is one of the most popular
coins available to U.S. collectors today. Morgan Silver Dollars were
first minted in 1878 when silver mine owners lobbied the government to
re-issue silver dollars the mintage of which had been halted in 1873.
Designed by George T. Morgan, the coins namesake, the front of the Morgan
displays Lady Liberty crowned with a cap decorated in wheat and cotton
the staples of our young nation. The reverse of the Morgan silver dollar
bears the words "In God We Trust" and United States of America and
features an American Eagle standing proudly with its wings spread.
For over a hundred years, rare coin collectors have loved to save Morgan
Silver Dollars. In the early days, most silver dollar coins stayed close
to where they were minted. Morgan Dollars were minted from 1878 until 1904 in the
Philadelphia, New Orleans,
San Francisco, and Carson City mints.
The San Francisco and Carson City coins circulated on Western frontiers and
seldom appeared back East, while Philadelphia and New
Orleans coins mostly did stay back east. Even when silver dollar coins
were still being minted, collectors found it was a rare occasion when
they came across a Morgan Silver Dollar that was out of region.
Because each US silver dollar bears a mint mark, its easy to save sets
of rare Morgan Silver Dollars
• New Orleans silver dollar coins
have an O mint mark.
• The San Francisco coins bear an S”.
• Carson City's Mint has a
distinctive double mint mark of CC”.
• The Denver Mint a D”.
• Morgan Silver Dollars from the Philadelphia Mint are different in that they bear
no mint mark at all.
Its fun and exciting to collect sets of coins. Whether its a set of
silver dollar coins or some other type of coin, traditionally, coins
collected in sets are easier to sell later. Future buyers will often pay
a premium for sets of rare coins.
Building a Set of Morgans
For that reason alone, we recommend
that you build a set of Morgan Silver Dollars. There are many ways to
build sets and a Silver Dollar Mint Set featuring a coin from each of
the five branches of the U.S. Mint is an excellent way to start.
At todays affordable prices, you can set aside less than $100 a month
and begin building an entire collection of U.S. Silver Dollars. Just
from such a modest start, every set of Silver Dollars began that way at
some time in the past.
Along the way, coin collectors have been rewarded as the value of Morgan
Silver Dollars have enjoyed excellent long-term
appreciation. Each Morgan you save is entrusted to you to protect and
hold in safe keeping for the next generation.
Morgan Silver Dollars make an ideal legacy to leave behind for your
children and grandchildren. While youre collecting, this hobby will
give you a chance to spend time together sharing your family values. In
the end, collecting coins, like Silver Dollars, is much more than just a hobby or a past time,
its a proven way to build a portfolio of American treasures.