Part of the “Classic Design” series of privately minted silver rounds, the “Morgan Design” 1 oz silver round is a perennial favorite of silver buyers. This legal recreation of the famous Morgan silver dollar is struck from 1 troy oz of 99.9% pure silver. It has purer silver and a more silver content than the original Morgan!
The obverse of this round captures George T. Morgan’s design in sharp detail. Lady Liberty wears a Phrygian cap with LIBERTY emblazoned across the headband. She wears a cockade of corn and cotton, the two main crops of America in the 19th century. The reverse show the American Eagle in a wreath of laurel. The reverse is where we find the difference in design between this round and the original Morgan dollar: the purity of “.999 Fine Silver” is inscribed between the outstretched wings of the eagle, and the face value of One Dollar on the lower border is replaced with “One Troy Oz.”
This 1 oz Morgan Design Silver Round is a great way to get a modern rendition of the gorgeous Morgan Dollar design, at a fraction of what a mint state Morgan would cost! Please note this is a replica of an original design. Not an official government issue.