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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 coin’s 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.

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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.

Carson City Morgan Silver Dollar markThe 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.”

• 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.

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 today’s 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 you’re 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, it’s a proven way to build a portfolio of American treasures.

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