First struck in 1878, the Morgan Silver Dollar was one of the workhorse coins of the American Wild West. Struck in 90% silver, they’re believed to be the most widely collected and coveted Silver Dollar in U.S. history — perhaps in part because their numbers were dramatically slashed by the Pittman Act of 1918, which called for millions of Morgans to be melted. It’s believed that as few as 15% of all Morgans still exist today in any condition.
And of all the Morgans ever struck, some of the most unique are those struck at the fabled New Orleans Mint, the only U.S. branch mint to be controlled by three different governmental bodies — the State of Louisiana, the Confederate States of America and the United States of America. And now you secure this dazzling vintage 1898-O Morgan Silver Dollar struck at the New Orleans Mint.
This is a great way to add a classic Morgan Silver Dollar struck at the New Orleans Mint to your collection. Plus, it will come certified and graded by either the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in Choice Uncirculated Mint State-64 (MS64) condition! Many collectors believe that Morgans struck at the New Orleans Mint were the poorest-struck of the entire series so finding them graded in this condition is a real find. Add this stunning coin to your collection today! Grading service varies.
AMERICA’S MOST POPULAR COIN – The Morgan Silver Dollar – so named for its designer, U.S. Mint Assistant Engraver George T. Morgan – has stood the test of time. Struck from 1878-1898 and again in 1921. Morgan’s historic design depicts a profile of Lady Liberty on the obverse while the reverse features an eagle with outstretched wings.
STRUCK IN GLEAMING AMERICAN SILVER – These Morgan Silver Dollars were struck at the New Orleans Mint in 90% silver from the famous Comstock Lode. It’s also a big coin measuring 38.1 mm in diameter.
GRADED IN HIGH-GRADE UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 1898-O Morgan Silver Dollar has been certified, graded and encapsulated by either the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) or the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as being in Choice Uncirculated Mint State-64 (MS64) condition!
THE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING MORGANS – While millions of Morgan Silver Dollars were struck from 1878 through 1921, massive silver meltings and the ravages of time have taken their toll. Today coin experts believe that only 15% of all Morgans ever struck remain in existence – and fewer still remain in Uncirculated condition!
The Morgan Silver Dollar is America’s quintessential “Wild West” coin. Here’s your chance to start or add to your Morgan collection by clicking one of these historic coins to your cart today!
Early Life of George T. Morgan
In 1845, George T. Morgan was born in Bilston, Staffordshire, England. During his adolescence and early adulthood, he was educated at the Birmingham Art School, and then was granted a national scholarship to the South Kensington Art School. He continued his education at the South Kensington School for two years where he received numerous awards and prizes. While in England…