Pre-1921 Circulated American Silver Morgan Dollar (Dates Vary)

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Pre-1921 Circulated American Silver Morgan Dollar (Dates Vary)
Pre-1921 Circulated American Silver Morgan Dollar (Dates Vary)
Pre-1921 Circulated American Silver Morgan Dollar (Dates Vary)
Pre-1921 Circulated American Silver Morgan Dollar (Dates Vary)

Introduction

The Pre-1921 American Silver Morgan Dollar holds a significant place in the history of American coinage. Composed of 90% silver and 10% copper, these coins weigh 26.73 grams and have a diameter of 38.1 mm. These coins are a cherished relic of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with their intrinsic value tied to the silver content and their historic significance as a representation of the nation's growth and development during that era. As they circulated throughout the United States, they became a symbol of the nation's prosperity and heritage, making them sought-after pieces for collectors and investors alike.

History

The Pre-1921 American Silver Morgan Dollar has a rich history that spans from 1878 to 1921. Named after its designer, George T. Morgan, this iconic silver coin was minted as a result of the Bland-Allison Act of 1878, which mandated the purchase of large quantities of silver by the U.S. government for coinage purposes. Production of the Morgan Dollar experienced intermittent interruptions, as the silver supply varied over the years, leading to the cessation of production in 1904. However, due to the passage of the Pittman Act in 1918, which required the melting and recoinage of millions of silver dollars, the coin was briefly reissued in 1921. The Pre-1921 American Silver Morgan Dollar remains a beloved and sought-after coin by collectors and investors alike, cherished for its historic significance, artistic design, and tangible connection to the United States' past.

Design

The design of the Pre-1921 American Silver Morgan Dollar is a testament to the artistic craftsmanship of its designer, George T. Morgan. On the obverse side, the coin features a left-facing portrait of Lady Liberty, wearing a Phrygian cap adorned with wheat and cotton, symbolizing the country's agricultural heritage. She is encircled by thirteen stars, representing the original thirteen colonies of the United States. The reverse side displays a majestic eagle with outstretched wings, clutching an olive branch and arrows in its talons, symbolizing peace and preparedness for defense. The eagle is surrounded by a laurel wreath, denoting victory and honor. Above the eagle's head is the motto "In God We Trust," and the words "United States of America" and the denomination "One Dollar" appear along the coin's border. The design exudes a sense of patriotic pride and captures the essence of America's history during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


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