1885 Morgan Silver Dollar BU


1885 Morgan Silver Dollar BU

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1885 Morgan Silver Dollar BU 

The 1885 Morgan Silver Dollar holds a special place in the hearts of coin collectors and enthusiasts alike. Morgan Silver Dollar coins were minted from 1878 to 1904 and briefly in 1921. These coins represent a pivotal era in American history.

Named after its designer, George T. Morgan, the coin's composition of 90% silver and 10% copper reflects the economic landscape of the late 19th century United States.

During this period, the Morgan Dollar served as a workhorse of commerce, circulating widely across the nation. Its substantial size and weight symbolized the economic prosperity and growth of the era, making it a cherished artifact of the American West and the Gilded Age.

Coin Highlights

  • Produced by the US Mint;
  • Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper, for an actual silver content of .7734 Troy oz;
  • Weight: 26.73 grams
  • Diameter: 38.1 mm
  • Condition: Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)
  • The obverse features George T. Morgan’s Lady Liberty design;
  • The reverse is the representation of a Heraldic Eagle;

Coin Design

The obverse of the 1885 Morgan Silver Dollar features the left-facing profile of Lady Liberty, adorned with a tiara inscribed with the word “LIBERTY” and adorned with a crown of wheat and cotton, representing America's agricultural abundance. The motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM" appears above her head, while the year of mintage is inscribed below.

On the reverse, a majestic bald eagle with outstretched wings grasps arrows and an olive branch, symbolizing America's readiness for war and desire for peace. The words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "ONE DOLLAR" encircle the eagle, while "IN GOD WE TRUST" is prominently displayed above the eagle’s head.

In BU condition, the 1885 Morgan Silver Dollar showcases crisp details and lustrous surfaces, making it a prized addition to any collection.

Buy 1885 Morgan Silver Dollars BU at SD Bullion

Seize this opportunity to add a piece of American history to your silver coin collection. Purchase the 1885 Morgan Silver Dollar coin now from SD Bullion.

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More Information
Metal TypeSilver
IRA ApprovedNo
Mint Capsule IncludedNo
Metal Content0.7734 Troy Oz
Diameter38.1 mm
Mint/ ManufacturerUS Mint
Country of ManufactureUnited States
Tube/Sheet Quantity20
GradeBrilliant Unc
Edge DesignReeded
Certificate of AuthenticityNo
International Shipping EligibleNo

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