The beautiful Morgan Silver Dollar was sculpted by George T. Morgan and is considered by experts to be the peak of the engravers art. Morgan Silver Dollars were minted between 1878 and 1904. Then in 1921, Morgan Dollars were again minted as an encore and the last year of the series. Gem quality uncirculated Morgan Dollars are sought after by coin collectors, traders and investors alike.
Morgan Dollars are second only to Lincoln Cents in collector popularity. The large size, design and inexpensive nature of most dates of the Morgan Dollar makes them highly popular.
The obverse bears the regal head of Liberty and the reverse is a striking design incorporating the majestic American eagle within a wreath. These high relief coins bear Morgan's signature on both sides of each coin, the only regular issue coin in United States history to bear the sculptor's signature on both sides of the coin.
Minting of these historic coins began in 1878 with the passage of the Bland-Allison Act. Morgan Dollars were minted by the Philadelphia, San Francisco, New Orleans, Carson City and Denver Mint. Massive meltdowns of Morgan Silver Dollars in the 20th century, together with their growing popularity over the last two generations among both collectors and investors, has drastically reduced the available supply of these coins today -- especially investment-grade specimens.