What Are Morgan Silver Dollar Pieces?

A Morgan silver dollar piece is a coin that was minted from 1878 to 1921. It was named after George T. Morgan, who designed the coin.

The Morgan Silver Dollar is comprised of 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper. There are 0.77344 troy ounces of pure silver in each coin. The size of the Morgan dollar was so big and heavy, people called them cartwheels.

The lady's head that is on the face of the coin was modeled after a school teacher named Anna Williams. On the back side of the coin is an eagle. The Morgan dollars were made at five different mints.