1885 S$1 Morgan Silver Dollar

1885 S$1 Morgan Silver Dollar

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1885 S$1 Morgan Silver Dollar
The Morgan dollar is a United States dollar coin minted from 1878 to 1904
The Morgan Dollar obverse (front) features a historic portrait of Lady Liberty. The reverse depicts a somewhat lean eagle which led some to nickname the coin the “buzzard dollar.” Morgan Silver Dollars underwent numerous design changes during their 43-year production span. Both the arrow feathers and the eagle's tail feathers on the reverse especially received many subtle yet definitive revisions and as such, spawned an incredible number of Morgan Dollar varieties (VAM types) making these brilliant cartwheels an avid collector's dream.
The Morgan Dollar was designed by Mint Chief Engraver George T. Morgan (1845-1925) and was minted from 1878 to 1904, and again in 1921. This iconic silver dollar represented the country's westward expansion and industrial development in the late 19th century.


Value: 1 United States dollar
Mint marks: None (Philadelphia); CC (Carson City); S (San Francisco); O (New Orleans); D (Denver)
Weight: 26.73 g
Thickness: 2.4 mm (0.09 in)
Composition: 90.0% Silver; 10.0% Copper
Years of minting: 1878–1904, 1921, 2021
Edge: Reeded