Morgan Silver Dollars
The fabled Morgan Silver Dollar was minted from 1878 to 1904, and for one final year in 1921. Production of these silver dollars can be traced back to the California gold rush which resulted in the discovery of a vast amount of silver in the American West. The first major silver discovery, the Comstock Lode, eventually led to the US mint purchasing millions of dollars worth of silver for silver dollar production. In the years that followed, Morgan silver dollars were minted in Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, Carson City, and New Orleans. In 1918, the Pittman Act authorized the melting of over 300 million Morgans, making these some of the rarest coins on the market. Want to learn about Morgan Silver Dollar History?