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1890-S Morgan Silver Dollar

1890-S Morgan Silver Dollar

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Morgan Silver Dollar production originally started in 1878, and in 1904 the production was postponed because of a nation-wide shortage of silver in the U.S. Striking of the Morgan Dollar series was able to commence once again for the last time in 1921 because in 1918 after we had won the World War, the Pittman Act was passed, which allowed for our U.S. government to buy and melt hundreds of millions of dollars worth of silver that would be used to create more coins. As proof and celebration of our victory in the World War, the U.S. government decided to produce the Peace Silver Dollar, and before the Morgan Silver Dollar series was the Seated Liberty Dollar series. These silver dollars were being minted at the same time as the Barber Half Dollar and Walking Liberty Half Dollar coins were.

7 different coin designs were made by George T. Morgan, his most successful one being the Morgan Silver Dollar. When he first created the design for the Morgan Dollars such as the 1890-S Morgan Silver Dollar, he was an assistant in the U.S. Mint, but later became the Chief Engraver. On the reverse side of the Morgan Dollar is a robust American Bald Eagle with 7 tail feathers that is holding arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other talon. On the obverse side of the coin is Lady Liberty’s charming face with 13 stars surrounding her image, with each star representing the original 13 colonies. Although not famous, Anna Williams was a  school teacher that was selected to model as the design for Lady Liberty.

The Morgan Silver Dollar series was struck in five unique mints: Philadelphia (P) San Francisco (S), New Orleans (O), Carson City (CC), and Denver (D). The last year of issue for the Morgan Dollar series was 1921, and this was the first time that the Denver Mint struck a Morgan Silver Dollar.

Morgan Dollars have a $1 face value, are composed of  90% silver, 10% copper, weigh 26.73 grams, and have a diameter of 38.1 mm. The mintage of the 1890-S Morgan Silver Dollar was 8,230,373, which makes it much rarer than the Philadelphia which has a mintage of 16,802,000. A large majority of Morgan Dollars have not been produced in well over a century, and these are just a few reasons as to why the coins have and always will be beloved by both investors and collectors.

Product Specifications

Coin Type: Morgan Silver Dollar

Date: 1890

Mint: San Francisco

Purity: 90%

Precious Metal Content: .7734 oz pure silver

 

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Roland Williamson

1890-S Morgan Silver Dollar

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