1896 Morgan Silver Dollar BU
The Morgan Silver Dollar, issued from 1878-1904 and once again in 1921, has long been considered by many to be the “King of Coins.
The Morgan Dollar holds a special place in U.S. coinage as it was the first coin to feature Lady Liberty with an American look, rather than the traditional Greek style. Her cap is adorned with wheat and cotton as a tribute to America's agricultural history.
The "Morgan" design silver dollars was minted from 1878 to 1904, and again in 1921. The coins' are called by the name of the designer - George Morgan. The obverse features a profile of a woman crowned with Liberty and the reverse displays an eagle with wings spread.
Each coin contains .7734 oz of fine Silver.
Obverse: Left facing profile of Liberty. Anna Willess Williams, a teacher and philosophical writer, modeled for this design of Lady Liberty by George T. Morgan.
Reverse: Features a bald eagle clutching an olive branch in one talon and a bundle of arrows in the other. Surrounding the eagle is "United States of America," "One Dollar," and "In God We Trust."