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2006 San Francisco Silver Dollar - Unc
2006 San Francisco Silver Dollar - Unc


 
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Our Price: $59.95
Year: 2006
Mint(s): San Francisco
Composition: Silver
Diameter: 38.1 mm
Mintage: 67,100

Product Code: 14959
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The San Francisco Mint: The Old Granite Lady

The San Francisco old mint building (which was the second building in the city to house the San Francisco Mint), was designed by architect A.B. Mullett. He had previously designed the United States Department of the Treasury building and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building! The extremely sound and solid construction of the "Granite Lady" enabled it to survive the catastrophic 1906 earthquake and fires, making it the only financial institution able to operate immediately after the earthquake as the Treasury for Disaster Relief Funds for the city of San Francisco!

As one of the few buildings left standing in San Francisco in the wake of this disaster, the “Old Granite Lady” became an integral part in rebuilding the “Golden Gate City.” Following this rebuilding effort, the San Francisco Mint went on to become a symbol of American resilience in the face of disaster.

The 21st Century Morgan Dollar Everyone Forgot

The San Francisco Mint's primary function was to produce silver dollars and many experts believe that they produced some of the finest examples of Morgan Dollars in the entire series. As such, "S" Mint Morgan Dollars have become known for their strong razor sharp strike, with superb luster and brilliant surfaces. The "Old Granite Lady" produced Morgan Dollars from 1878 until 1904 (as well as for a single year in 1921), but when compared to other Mint’s production numbers, the results are staggering: The San Francisco Mint produced less than 18% of ALL Morgan Dollars! This distinction set the San Francisco Mint apart, as it truly was the finest Morgan Dollar Mint!

With such a distinct history producing Morgan Dollars, it was a no-brainer decision on what the coin’s design would be. The Obverse features a rendition of the “Old Granite Lady” the San Francisco Mint herself, while the Reverse has an exact replica of the 1904 Morgan Silver Dollar eagle reverse! So while not a “true” Morgan Dollar, it is the closest thing to it! Then to top it all off, they decided to strike these 2006 San Francisco Mint "Morgan Dollars" in stunning 90% Silver!


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