1882 Morgan Dollar (1882-P)


The 1882 Morgan Dollar USA (1882-P)

Morgan Silver Dollar dated 1882 and minted at the Philadelphia branch of the US Mint. There is no mint mark. The 1882-P is common due to the high quantity minted and easy to find at reasonable prices.

The coin is named after the designer, George T. Morgan, who at the time was United States Mint Assistant Engraver.

The Obverse shows an image of Liberty, designed by George T Morgan. His initial 'M' is found on the truncation of the neck.

The edge is reeded.

The Reverse shows an eagle holding arrows and an olive branch, also designed by George T Morgan.

In 1882, Mint marks can be found above the DO in DOLLAR. If no mint mark is present then the mint is Philadelphia, but it may be CC (Carson City), S (San Francisco) and O (New Orleans).

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Mintage: 11,100,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at US Mint - Philadelphia.
Remember 1882 ?
In UK: Monarch is Queen Victoria. Prime Minister is William Ewart Gladstone (Liberal). Holborn Viaduct power station in London becomes the world's first coal-fired public electricity generating station supplying street lighting and some other buildings. The England cricket team is beaten for the first time in a home Test by Australia; a Sporting Times reporter burns the bails refers to the "The Ashes". Lager is brewed for the first time in the UK.
In USA: US President is Chester A. Arthur (R-New York). There was no Vice-President. The first Labor Day parade is held in New York City. Thomas Edison does street lighting in America, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan and later builds the first string of Christmas lights. Standard Oil of New Jersey is formed, renamed to Exxon in 1972. Jesse James was shot by a fellow outlaw so as to claim the reward, while Morgan Earp is killed by outlaws while playing billiards in Tombstone.
General Description: Morgan Dollars

The Morgan Dollar was a USA silver coin minted from 1878 to 1904 and then again in 1921. It had a currency value of one US dollar. In 2021, a .999 Silver Morgan Dollar was released to mark the 100th anniversary of the last Morgan Dollar.

The name Morgan derives from the designer George T. Morgan (1845-1925). Morgan was originally from Birmingham, England, where he worked with William Wyon but moved to America in 1876 to become the assistant engraver at the US Mint. The image of Liberty was modelled by a Philadelphia school teacher named Anna Willess Williams.

Morgan later became Chief Engraver of the U.S.Mint from 1917 until 1925 and he is probably best known for the Morgan Dollar, although he designed many other coins too. You can see a small 'M' on the truncation of the neck.

The Morgan Dollar was brought about due to the Bland–Allison Act of 1878 and during the early days the coin was often referred to as the Bland Dollar (after Richard P. Bland who introduced the Bill), although some called it the buzzard dollar as they disliked the image of the eagle.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 38.1 mm
  • Thickness: 2.4 mm
  • Weight: 26.73 g
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90% (Copper 10%)
In all, over 650 million Morgan Dollars were minted. They were made in five different mints:

  • Philadelphia (No mint mark, although modern coins use 'P')
  • New Orleans (Mint mark = 'O')
  • San Francisco (Mint mark = 'S')
  • Carson City (Mint mark = 'CC')
  • Denver (in 1921 only: Mint mark = 'D')

The Morgan Dollar remains a popular coin with collectors and investors.

We have a few articles on Morgan Dollars:

Which Mint: US Mint - Philadelphia
The United States Mint, Philadelphia was founded in 1792. It has a mint mark of 'P' although the early coins minted there do not carry a mint mark. The 'P' was added to most coins after 1980.
Country of Origin: United States of America
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a constitutional federal republic composed of 50 states. It's currency is the Dollar (USD $1) and that is equivalent to 100 cents.

The United States mints many famous coins in gold, silver and lesser metals. The USA has several Mints, such as Philadelphia, San Francisco, West Point (NY) and Denver.
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1882 NGC Graded AU Morgan Silver Dollar...
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1882 O USA Morgan Silver Dollar High Grade
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1882 Morgan Silver Dollar ~ Circulated
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USA Silver Morgan Dollar 1879 to 1921 Fine to aUNC grades KM.110
USA Silver Morgan Dollar 1879 to 1921 Fine to aUNC grades KM.110
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1882P $1 Philadelphia Morgan Dollar 26.7g .900 Silver
1882P $1 Philadelphia Morgan Dollar 26.7g .900 Silver
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1882 s Morgan Silver Dollar - uncirculated. Very High Grade
1882 s Morgan Silver Dollar - uncirculated. Very High Grade
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1882 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR United States of America USA Coin NGC UNC DETAI i57727
1882 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR United States of America USA Coin NGC UNC DETAI i57727
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