1878-S Morgan Silver Dollar First Year of Issue (XF to AU)

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The first year of any coin series is always in high demand among collectors. Now, you can own one of the most important silver coins in U.S. history, the first-year issue 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar.

After the last Seated Liberty Dollar was legislated out of existence in 1873, silver mining interests lobbied Congress hard for the creation of another silver dollar coin. Congress' response was the Morgan in 1878...the first coin made under the Bland-Allison Act (which required the Treasury to buy at least 2 million troy ounces of silver every month). Morgan Silver Dollars were named after their designer, George T. Morgan, a talented British immigrant who was hired as an assistant to U.S. Mint Chief Engraver William Barber in the late 1870's. Look closely, and you'll see Morgan's monogram near Lady Liberty's neck on the obverse and on the ribbon's left loop on the reverse.

  • This beautiful, historic coin... made from .900 fine more than 125 years old.
  • Minted at the historic San Francisco Mint
  • Today, the 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar is among the most highly sought and desired of all U.S. coins.
  • Offered here in Extremely Fine condition.
  • Expand your collection with this popular silver dollar...purchase yours today!

*The coin pictured is used strictly to show the design and does not represent the condition of the coin offered here.

  • 4
    1878-S Morgan Silver Dollar

    Posted by Larry W on Dec 15th 2023

    Of the coins I have bought from other sellers your are the best I have received and plan on future purchaases from you.

  • 5
    1878-S Morgan Silver Dollar

    Posted by Gayle McMurdo on Oct 6th 2023

    Wonderful coin, exactly as described

  • 5
    As advertised!

    Posted by James Smith on Aug 1st 2022

    Definitely AU, and delivered quickly.

  • 4
    I am pleased with my 1878-S Morgan Silver Dollar.

    Posted by Philip R. Rossi on Apr 3rd 2022

    The coin appears to have some tarnish in the form of an oval (only the perimeter of the oval) on the front side and a semi-oval perimeter on the back side. Knowing that the coin is 144 years old,
    I am quite happy to have it.

  • 4
    1878 s Morgan Silver Dollar

    Posted by Larry Osendorf on Dec 19th 2020

    It's the first coin that I have ordered> wanted to start with a Morgan Silver Dollar

  • 5
    1878 a mint Morgan doller

    Posted by Brooks Sines on Nov 27th 2020

    Spot on, very light to no where on coin, thanks looking forward to more of your specials

  • 5
    1878S Morgan

    Posted by Larry Franklin on Nov 27th 2020

    Very nice coin. Excellent service with good price.

  • 5
    1878-S Morgan (XF to AU)

    Posted by MachineGunJoe on Oct 2nd 2020

    1st time buyer. The coin is much nicer than anticipated. This coin is a solid AU rating

  • 5
    excellant condition

    Posted by DL McDonald on Nov 5th 2017

    good quality, good detail, reasonable price