Top 19 Most Valuable Morgan Dollars

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1889 CC Morgan Silver Dollar: When you first spot a Morgan Dollar, you might think it’s from Canada, the UK, or some  It has a queenly lady on the top, so it must be from one of the monarchies.

 1892 CC: Apart from the year, you can also use a magnet to test your coin. Fake Morgan Dollars often have traces of iron while authentic coins are 90% silver and 10% copper. 

 1895-S: That famous figure was sculpted by Frédéric Bartholdi and engineered by Gustave Eiffel. (Yes, it’s that Eiffel!) The statue was based on Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty.

1893 S: Who is this lady and how did she end up on the coin? Well, she had previously posed for Thomas Eakins, so she came highly recommended.

1882 O Morgan Dollars:  Morgan is the man who designed the coin. He was the Assistant Mint Engraver, and it was his job to put Anna on the coin. 

 Complete 11 Coin: Why were Morgan Dollars restricted to the specific years we listed? It has a lot to do with the laws regarding silver, so you’d have to follow up those legalities.

1894-O Morgan Dollar: The government’s Sherman Silver cache ran out in 1904, so they stopped making Morgan Dollars. Then the Pittman Act (1918) re-instituted the Morgan Dollar came back in 1921.

 1887 O Morgan Dollars: The state of silver (and its regulation) also led to the coin shortage of the 1960s. Ironically, this shortage was triggered by Morgan Dollars.

1895 O Morgan: Let’s take a step back and understand this a little better. A coin is made of metal, yes? And it has a number on it (e.g. $1, 50 cents, etc.) that tells you what it’s worth.

1893-O Morgan Dollar: Considering no Morgan Dollars had been minted since 1921, this treasure trove was worth its weight in silver, which is why people started buying and hiding them.