Why add the Mint State 63 1888 Morgan Silver Dollar to your collection?
This 1888 Morgan Silver Dollar was examined by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and awarded the Mint State 63 collector grade. The coin was struck at the Philadelphia Branch of the U.S. Mint, which was established in 1792 as the Nation’s first Mint. The series was struck on 90% silver, 10% copper planchets which all contain .7734 oz. of silver. The total mintage of this issue was 19,183,000.
One of the most collected designs in American coinage
The designer of the coin, George T. Morgan was an English Immigrant who came to the U.S. at the age of 31 to be assistant to Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, Charles Barber. One of the first assignments for Mr. Morgan was the design of the new Silver Dollar. This iconic design which became known as the “Morgan Dollar” features the profile of Lady Liberty wearing a coronet on which her name is inscribed. She also wears a Phrygian cap and has wheat, English Ivy and oak leaves in her hair. The reverse of the coin features a laurel wreath that encircles a bald eagle that clutches arrows and an olive branch.
Mint State 63, Choice Uncirculated example
Mint State 63 or “Choice Uncirculated” coins are coins with Mint luster, an average strike quality, eye appeal and some contact marks.