History, Information, and Value of 1896 Morgan Dollar
Value of 1896 Morgan Silver Dollar
The 1896 Morgan Silver Dollar is one of the most frequently seen dates of the Philadelphia Mint its decade. Close to a million Mint State coins in various grades are estimated to exist today. The strike is usually above average on coins made for circulation, and luster ranges from satiny to frosty. The abundance of quality coins presents an opportunity to obtain a Mint State specimen at a reasonable price. Delivery of the 762 Proofs of the date occurred quarterly beginning in March and ending in December. If you desire a beautiful Proof Morgan dollar with strong cameo contrast, a crisp strike, and excellent eye appeal for your collection to illustrate the design type then concentrate on this date.
Worth of Low Grade Circs Depend on Prices of Silver: Always available in AU grade; anything lower than that and specimens tend to disappear during times of high silver prices.
A Nice $1 Example That Should be Easy to Find: This is easily one of the most plentiful dates in the Morgan dollar series. Vast bag quantities of the date were available in the 1950s. Gems can be found with little difficulty and Mint State-65 is within the reach of the majority of collectors. A nicely struck piece should present no difficulty.
The obverse text on the Morgan Dollar reads “Liberty; E Pluribus Unum; 1896.” The reverse text on the Liberty dollar reads “United States of America; In God We Trust; One Dollar.” The obverse of the silver one dollar coin has a bust of a female facing the left wearing a cap and small crown, with flowers tucked in her hair and stars surrounding the border. The reverse of the Morgan Dollar has an eagle in the center with its wings spread and a wreath surrounding.
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