Morgan, an assistant engraver at the Philadelphia Mint produced the winning design for the dollar, hence it is referred to by his name. Anna Willess Williams modelled for Morgan as Lady Liberty. He said that her profile was the most perfect he had ever seen. The Morgan silver dollar was minted from 1878 to 1904, with a one-year return to production in 1921. The Morgan dollars were produced with ninety percent silver and ten percent copper in order to conform with the coinage act of 1837.
In 1962 a silver certificate was partially redeemed for an uncirculated Morgan dollar, which set off a firestorm of interest in redeeming silver certificates to the US Treasury. Demand was huge, with some in lines pushing wheelbarrows.The 1921 Morgan dollars required George Morgan to create new master dies as the old dies had been destroyed in 1910. The Morgan dollar was produced for only one year before it was replaced by the Peace dollar. #### ABOUT THE UNITED STATES MINT Established in 1792 as the first national mint in the United States, the United States Mint is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury responsible for official legal tender coinage production. Mint also produces commemorative coins for collectors, silver and gold bullion coins for investors (such as the popular Eagle and Buffalo series), as well as Congressional Medals. This item is taxable in Canada.
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