About the Coin
The Morgan dollar, United States dollar coin minted from 1878 to 1904, and again in 1921, has long been considered the King of Coins. Its large size, classic beauty and rich history has made it a highly coveted prize for coin enthusiast.
Although the eagle depicted on the reverse featured eight tail feathers in the original coin, soon after production began the Mint was advised that the eagle should have seven tail feathers, and the design was changed. As a result, some 1878 Morgan dollars have eight feathers, some have seven, and some depict seven over eight (the rarest variety).
- Officially named the “Liberty Head dollar”
- Designed by George T. Morgan, then an Assistant Engraver at the U.S. Mint (later the Chief Engraver)
- Massive government meltings in 1918 and the 1960’s seriously depleted the supply of Morgan Silver Dollars.
- Nicknamed the “Cartwheel” because of its size and weight
- Nicknamed the “Buzzard dollar” because people thought the bird on the reverse side of the coin looked more like a buzzard than an eagle
- A Philadelphia school teacher named Anna Williams was the model for Lady Liberty
- Experts estimate that only 17% of the Morgan Silver Dollars ever produced survive today!
- Don’t miss your chance to own your awesome ring from this historic coin!