1885 Morgan Silver Dollar
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In 1878, the Bland-Allison Act of Congress enforced the production of a new silver coin in the US, in order to undo the effects of the controversial 1873 de-monetisation of silver in American coinage.
Under the terms of the Act, the government was obliged to purchase two to four million dollars-worth of silver to be issued as coins each month, and a new silver dollar was needed to make this ambition practical.
Designed by British-born US Mint Assistant Engraver George T Morgan, from whom the coin takes its name, the Morgan Silver Dollar was kept intermittently in production until 1904.
The Coin is available with different 4 mint marks and no mint mark which is known usually as Philadelphia Mint.
The Morgan Silver Dollar weighs 26.7g, and is composed of 90% silver and 10% copper.
We have many Silver Morgan Dollar coins available, some slabbed & graded and some that are just encapsulated.
We also have a variety of rainbow toned Morgan Dollars. Please check our Blog page for details on rainbow toning on coins.