Certified Morgan Silver Dollar 1882-S MS65 PCGS

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    The Certified Morgan Silver Dollar 1882-S MS65 PCGS is a prime example of the iconic Morgan Silver Dollar, combining historical significance, exquisite design, and exceptional preservation. Graded MS65 by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), this coin is a remarkable piece for collectors and investors who appreciate high-quality American numismatic treasures.

    The Morgan Silver Dollar holds a special place in American history, minted from 1878 to 1904, and then again in 1921. Named after its designer, George T. Morgan, the Morgan Dollar was created as part of the Bland-Allison Act, which required the U.S. Treasury to purchase large quantities of silver to be coined into dollars. The Morgan Silver Dollar became a symbol of the American West and was widely used in commerce during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    The obverse of the Morgan Silver Dollar features a profile portrait of Liberty, modeled after Anna Willess Williams, a Philadelphia schoolteacher. Liberty is depicted wearing a Phrygian cap adorned with wheat and cotton, symbolizing America’s agricultural heritage. Surrounding Liberty are the words "E PLURIBUS UNUM," the year of issue (1882), and thirteen stars representing the original colonies. This design showcases Morgan’s artistic talent and reflects the nation’s ideals and heritage.

    The reverse of the coin features a majestic bald eagle with outstretched wings, clutching an olive branch and arrows in its talons, symbolizing peace and readiness for war. Above the eagle is the inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," and below it, the denomination "ONE DOLLAR." The reverse also features the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" prominently displayed above the eagle’s head. The intricate details and balanced composition of the Morgan Silver Dollar make it a masterpiece of American coinage.

    The 1882-S Morgan Silver Dollar was minted at the San Francisco Mint, renowned for producing coins of exceptional quality. The San Francisco Mint, established in 1854 during the California Gold Rush, played a crucial role in the nation’s coin production, particularly in the western United States. Coins minted at the San Francisco facility are distinguished by the "S" mintmark, located on the reverse beneath the wreath, signifying their origin and high-quality strikes.

    The mintage of the 1882-S Morgan Silver Dollar was substantial, with 9,250,000 coins produced. Despite this high mintage, finding a coin in MS65 condition is relatively rare. Most coins from this era have been circulated or stored in less-than-ideal conditions, leading to wear and imperfections. Coins that have been well-preserved, like this MS65 example, are highly prized by collectors for their beauty and historical significance.

    The condition of the Certified Morgan Silver Dollar 1882-S MS65 PCGS is what sets it apart. The MS65 grade from PCGS indicates a coin in gem condition, with strong luster, sharp details, and minimal marks or abrasions. This level of preservation is rare, as most coins of this age show signs of wear or handling. The certification by PCGS, a leading third-party grading service, adds a layer of trust and assurance for buyers, confirming the coin’s authenticity and grade.

    The preservation of this coin ensures that its intricate details and historical significance are maintained. The obverse and reverse designs are crisp and clear, with Liberty’s profile and the eagle’s feathers exhibiting exceptional detail. The luster of the coin is bright and attractive, enhancing its visual appeal. The coin’s surfaces are remarkably clean, with only minor imperfections that are not easily visible to the naked eye.

    Owning a Certified Morgan Silver Dollar 1882-S MS65 PCGS is not only an investment in silver but also in American history and artistry. This coin represents a period of significant growth and development in the United States, and its preservation allows collectors to appreciate the craftsmanship and symbolism of a bygone era. Whether for its numismatic value or its historical significance, this Morgan Dollar is a cherished addition to any collection.

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    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1882
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    • Mint Mark: S
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