1878-1887 San Francisco Morgan Dollars VF-BU
|Item Number: 45552|
|The First 10 Morgan Silver Dollars of the Old San Francisco Mint, 1878-1887 -- Including the "most beautiful" 1878-1882 issues in Brilliant Uncirculated quality and the scarcest 1883-1887 in Very Fine grading.
These vintage Old West silver dollars emerged from the boomtown era of San Francisco ... together with the first cable cars, the great mansions of Nob Hill, "the world's grandest" Palace Hotel and the notorious Barbary Coast.
Their silver came from bonanza mines of the Wild West, transported through dangerous badlands, then transformed at San Francisco into the best-struck silver dollars of the nation. From the Mint, most were shipped in Treasury bags to banks on the frontier. Desperados like the James Brothers absconded with silver dollar bags in bank robberies and armed posses sometimes recovered them none the worse for wear.
Most numismatists rank early San Francisco Mint issues as the best struck in the entire 1878-1921 series. Our collection includes the "ultimately beautiful" 1878-1882 dates in original Brilliant Uncirculated quality, with the same luster as the day they left America's finest old mint. The much scarcer 1883-1887 dates come in nicely detailed Very Fine quality; they saw light circulation at a time when a silver dollar was a day's pay for a railroad worker or cowboy.
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