1901-O Morgan Dollar


The 1901-O Morgan Dollar USA

Morgan Silver Dollar dated 1901 and minted at the New Orleans branch of the US Mint. The 1901-O is easy to find and can usually be purchased at a reasonable price, mainly due to many being released from the US Mint store in the 1960's.

The Obverse shows an image of Liberty, designed by George T Morgan. His initial 'M' is found on the truncation of the neck. The coin is named after the designer who at the time was United States Mint Assistant Engraver.

The edge is reeded (milled).

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

In 1901, 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: 13,220,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at US Mint - New Orleans.
Remember 1901 ?
Queen Victoria died on 22 January, aged 81 years old and has reigned nearly 64 years. Her eldest son, The Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales becomes King Edward VII. The Prime Minister is Robert Cecil, Marquess of Salisbury (Conservative). Alexandra Palace opens. Robert Falcon Scott sets sail on the RRS Discovery to explore the Ross Sea in Antarctica. Engineer Hubert Cecil Booth patents the electrically powered vacuum cleaner. The Royal Navy's first submarine, Holland 1, launched. Frank Hornby of Liverpool is granted a patent for the construction toy that will become Meccano (Hornby also made train sets). Guglielmo Marconi receives the first trans-Atlantic radio signal, sent from Poldhu in Cornwall to Newfoundland, the letter "S" in Morse. Imperial Tobacco founded by W. H. Wills. H. G. Wells' publishs The First Men in the Moon.
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 - New Orleans
The US Mint branch at New Orleans, Louisiana, produced coins between 1838-1861 and 1879-1909. It produced more than 400 million coins in gold and silver. The mint mark is 'O'.
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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1901-O Morgan Dollar ICG MS-61
1901-O Morgan Dollar ICG MS-61
£ 48.01
1901 O Morgan Dollar AU About Uncirculated 90% Silver $1 US Coin Collectible
1901 O Morgan Dollar AU About Uncirculated 90% Silver $1 US Coin Collectible
£ 56.96
1901-o Morgan silver Dollar Bu Double die Obverse
1901-o Morgan silver Dollar Bu Double die Obverse
£ 101.71
Uncirculated - 1901-O Morgan Silver Dollar BU Unc - Beautiful Single
Uncirculated - 1901-O Morgan Silver Dollar BU Unc - Beautiful Single
£ 56.14
1901-O MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR CIRCULATED
1901-O MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR CIRCULATED
£ 33.32
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1901-O $1 PCGS MS63 CAC Morgan Silver Dollar - Toned!
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1901-O Morgan Silver Dollar Collector Coin. FREE SHIPPING
£ 162.73
1901-O MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR TONED COLLECTOR COIN, FREE SHIPPING
1901-O MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR TONED COLLECTOR COIN, FREE SHIPPING
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