Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: Dimensions of the Morgan Silver Dollar ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Dimensions of the Morgan Silver Dollar
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: conch-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 10 Oct 2003 12:44 PDT
Expires: 09 Nov 2003 11:44 PST
Question ID: 264996
What are the nominal dimensions of the Morgan Silver Dollar? (diameter
and thickness)
Subject: Re: Dimensions of the Morgan Silver Dollar
Answered By: tlspiegel-ga on 10 Oct 2003 14:18 PDT
Hi conch,

Thank you for a very interesting question!  :)

According to the American Gold Exchange

Specifications: U.S. Morgan Silver Dollars

"Minted: 1878 - 1904, 1921
Designer:George T. Morgan
Weight:26.73 grams
Composition: .900 silver/.100 copper
Net silver content: 0.77344 troy oz.
Size: 38.1 mm diameter equal to 1.5 inches"

In order to find the thickness I phoned several coin dealers and they
all measured at
2.4 mm equal to 0.09449 inch. 


Morgan Dollar Coin Guide

"Designer: George Morgan
Weight: 26.73 grams
Composition: 0.900 Silver, 0.100 copper
Diameter: 38.1 mm
Edge: Reeded
Minted at: Denver, San Francisco, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Carson
City (D, S, P, O, CC)
Net Weight: 0.77344 oz Pure Silver
Years Minted: 1878 to 1904 and 1921
Mint mark: Reverse below wreath

Notes: 116 dates and mint marks exist. Numerous varieties exist. There
are VAM numbers to differentiate these varieties. Carson City Dollars
are very desirable, as well as DMPL and PL Morgan dollars. Proof
dollars do exist, but start at $500 to $800 each and go up
significantly. This series of coins is exceptionally popular to


"Today, Morgan Silver Dollars are highly prized by both coin
collectors and investors alike.

These important pieces of U.S. history have become the most popular
and collectible of all America's old coins.

Morgan Silver Dollars were first minted in 1878 and the final Morgan
Silver Dollar was struck in 1921.

90% Silver, 100% History - Each Silver Dollar contains .77344 troy
ounces of pure silver mined in the California Gold Rush Days and later
in the Comstock Lode mines of Nevada made famous in the era of the
Bonanza TV series.

Silver Dollars are Big Coins - Morgan Silver Dollars are large silver
coins almost one and half inches in diameter. Their size displays
clearly all the fine details from the dates, the motto "In God We
Trust," right down to fine hairs on the head of Miss Liberty.

American Heritage Relived - No other rare coin in history symbolizes
our American heritage like the Morgan Silver Dollar series."


by Leroy C. Van Allen


Morgan Silver Dollars 1878-1921 Coin Guide$1Morgan.htm

"Soon after production began, someone advised the Mint that the eagle
should have seven tail feathers, instead of the eight being shown, and
Linderman ordered this change. As a result, some 1878 Morgan dollars
have eight feathers, some seven-and some show seven over eight. The
seven-over-eight variety is the scarcest, though all are fairly


Google Search:

Morgan Silver dollar dimensions specifications
history of Morgan Silver Dollar

Plus, I phoned several well-known coin dealers in my area to determine

Best regards,
There are no comments at this time.

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy