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What are Morgan Silver Dollar pieces?

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A Morgan silver dollar piece is a coin that was minted from 1878 to 1921. It was named after George T. Morgan, who designed the coin.

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The Morgan Silver Dollar is comprised of 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper. There are 0.77344 troy ounces of pure silver in each coin. The size of the Morgan dollar was so big and heavy, people called them cartwheels.

The lady's head that is on the face of the coin was modeled after a school teacher named Anna Williams. On the back side of the coin is an eagle. The Morgan dollars were made at five different mints.

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    Is an 1893 Morgan silver dollar rare?

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    The Morgan silver dollars from 1893 are very rare and this is one of the scarcest dates of this coin. The coin consists of 10 percent copper and 90 percent silver, has a diameter of 38.1 millimeters and it weighs 26.73 grams.

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    What is an 1889 CC Morgan silver dollar?

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    An 1889 CC Morgan silver dollar is a coin minted from the now defunct Carson City, Nev., mint. During the gold rush, Carson City was the largest discovery of gold and silver discovered in the history of the United States. Because it was difficult to cart the gold and silver to the nearest mint in San Francisco, Congress passed legislation in 1863 to establish a mint in Carson City.

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    What is the significance of a Morgan silver dollar mintage?

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    Morgan silver dollars were minted from 1878 to 1904 and briefly in 1921, when the U.S. government discontinued production of Morgan silver dollars permanently. The dollar coins were first created as a result of the discovery of a large silver mine near Carson City, Nev., that made silver an abundant metal. The Morgan silver dollars are 90 percent silver.

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    What is an 1878 S Morgan silver dollar?

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    An 1878 S Morgan silver dollar is a $1 coin. It was minted by the U.S. mint in San Francisco in 1878. The U.S. Mint produced close to 9.77 million of these coins.

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