Obverse & Reverse Design
With .77344 ounces of pure silver, the Morgan Dollar Obverse Design bears a beautiful close-up profile of Lady Liberty facing left, wearing a Phrygian crown that symbolizes freedom, encircled with a ribbon inscribed with Liberty. Above the crown are cotton and wheat that decorate the ribbon, symbolizing the reconciliation of the North and South following the Civil War. E Pluribus Unum is inscribed above Liberty’s head, while 13 stars are found below. As a tribute to the designer, George T. Morgan, a single small “M” is found at the base of Liberty's neck.
The Morgan Dollar Reverse Design features an eagle with wings outspread with the motto, In God We Trust above. Encircling the coin written above is: United States of America with the denomination of one dollar and stars on either side. The eagle is clutching both an olive branch and 3 arrows in its talons, symbolizing peace, yet readiness for war and below the eagle and around its sides is a wreath of laurel to honor the nation’s achievements. The ribbon ties the wreath together is another “M” for Morgan, and below is where the Mint marks are located.