Shop for 1895-1899 Morgan Silver Dollars:
-- When the principal silver mines were largely exhausted, the output of Morgans declined sharply in 1890-1892, then plummeted in 1893-1895 after Congress repealed the Sherman Silver Purchase Act. -- Thus, most of the key rarities in the Morgan silver dollar series are from the 1890s.
-- Popular agitation for greater silver minting (climaxing with Presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan's famous speech for silver at the 1896 Democratic Convention) led to increased Morgan dollar production in the late 1890s. Even when mintages began to rise again, they remained relatively low compared to earlier decades.
Morgan silver dollars are 90% silver and contain .77344 ounces of pure silver. Each is 38mm (1 1/2 inches) in diameter.