Olevian Numismatic Rarities
The Last Morgan Dollar // Dated 1921 // Almost Uncirculated Condition // Deluxe Collector's Pouch
The Morgan Dollar is a vintage American coin minted from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921. Today, they are seldom seen but are cherished by coin collectors and enthusiasts of American history alike.
The Morgan dollar is among the most historic U.S. coins ever minted. Named after the designer, U.S. Mint Assistant Engraver George T. Morgan, it was produced from 1878 to 1904 and in 1921. The obverse depicts Liberty as a youthful woman wearing a Phrygian cap, worn by emancipated slaves of ancient Rome, together with a headdress of cotton and wheat—staples of the U.S. economy. The reverse features a Bald Eagle with outstretched wings, symbolic of the power of the U.S. government. The eagle bears in its great talons both an olive branch and 3 arrows, representing a nation of peace but one that is poised for war.
The dollar was authorized by the Bland-Allison Act of 1878, which required the Treasury to purchase an enormous 2 to 4 million dollars’ worth of silver each month to be coined into dollars. Later, in 1918, passage of the Pittman Act ultimately led to the melting of over 270 million Morgan dollars held in treasury reserves. Today, the choice few that remain are cherished specimens of a bygone era that serve to immortalize the memory of a young, prosperous, and powerful United States of America.
Offered here is a pleasant, mint-state example hand-selected by professional numismatists after screening thousands of coins for quality and eye-appeal. Each coin is housed in an airtight capsule and presented in a luxurious, plush-lined wood box with embossed metallic gold lettering, piano-black finish, and certificate of authenticity. The coin is unconditionally guaranteed to be genuine, dated 1921, and will match the quality of the one shown.
4"L x 3"W x 1"H
- OriginUnited States
— Type: Morgan Dollar (1878-1904, 1921)
— Designer: George T. Morgan
— Weight: 26.73 grams
— Diameter: 38.1 mm
— Composition: 0.900 silver and 0.100 copper
— Net silver weight: 0.77344 oz pure silver
— Obverse Design: Liberty with Phrygian Cap and headdress of cotton and wheat / 13 stars
— Obverse Inscription: E PLURIBUS UNUM / LIBERTY / DATE
— Reverse Design: Eagle with outstretched wings, bearing an olive branch and arrows in talons / Wreath
— Reverse Inscription: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN GOD WE TRUST / ONE DOLLAR
Please Note: The item(s) you receive will match the quality of the one shown, but may vary slightly due to the nature of original historical artifacts.
Yes, they come in an airtight capsule.How many do you get with this order?
The sale includes 1 coin in a velvet pouch.
Shipping AvailabilityCanada, United States
Shipping PolicyStandard Ground Shipping
Ship InLess than 1 week ⓘ
Return PolicyFinal sale, not eligible for return or cancellation