Large, heavy, handsome, historic and struck in .900 fine silver, the legendary Morgan silver dollar has been appropriately nicknamed the "King of America's Coins"! Morgan silver dollars are prized mementos of 19th-century America, and, as official issues of the United States Treasury, they are genuine pieces of history. These coins were minted when the nation was still young and life was indeed a daily adventure... a time of gunslingers, cattle barons, riverboat gamblers, railroad tycoons and dancehall queens. And a time when money meant large, hefty silver dollars, not credit cards and checkbooks!
Morgan dollars were named after their designer, George T. Morgan, whose beautiful Liberty Head design was modeled after schoolteacher Anna Williams. They were struck at five U.S. Mints from 1878 to 1921, and circulated mainly in the West. The cowboys of the Old West dubbed the coins "cartwheels" because of their hefty size and weight.
And now you can own one, too! Minted in 1885 In New Orleans, this coin is in decent shape. A little discolored and faded here and there, it's amazing how it survived 131 (!!!) years. The Wild West, World War I AND II, this coin has seen it all. It has been in a private collection for years (decades actually) and has been well taken care of. Buy now before it's gone!