Certified Morgan Silver Dollar 1882-S MS66 NGC

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    The Certified Morgan Silver Dollar 1882-S MS66 NGC is a remarkable example of numismatic excellence, combining historical significance, intricate design, and superior preservation. Certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), this coin's MS66 grade denotes a coin in exceptional condition, making it a highly desirable piece for collectors and investors alike.

    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 is celebrated for its beautiful design and historical context. The 1882-S Morgan Dollar is particularly notable, minted at the San Francisco Mint, which was known for producing high-quality coins with excellent strikes.

    The design of the Morgan Silver Dollar is both intricate and symbolic. The obverse 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" and the year of issue, 1882, along with thirteen stars representing the original colonies.

    The reverse of the coin showcases a majestic eagle with outstretched wings, holding 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 detail and balanced design of the Morgan Silver Dollar make it a masterpiece of American coinage.

    The San Francisco Mint, where this 1882 Morgan Dollar was produced, has a reputation for striking coins with exceptional quality and sharp details. Established during the California Gold Rush in 1854, the San Francisco Mint played a crucial role in the nation's coin production, particularly in the West. Coins minted at the San Francisco facility are distinguished by the "S" mintmark, which can be found on the reverse of the coin beneath the wreath.

    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 MS66 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 MS66 example, are highly prized by collectors for their beauty and historical significance.

    Owning a Certified Morgan Silver Dollar 1882-S MS66 NGC 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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    • Year: 1882
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