Antique 1880 S (San Francisco Mint) Silver Dollar crafted into a pendant necklace with a sterling silver bail and a (.925) necklace chain from Italy!
The Morgan dollar was a United States dollar coin minted from 1878 to 1904, and then again in 1921. It was the first standard silver dollar minted since production of the previous design, the Seated Liberty dollar, ceased due to the passage of the Coinage Act of 1873, which also ended the free coining of silver. The coin is named for its designer, United States Mint Assistant Engraver George T. Morgan. The obverse depicts a profile portrait representing Lady Liberty, while the reverse depicts an eagle with wings outstretched holding arrows and an olive branch.
Most Morgan dollars were produced in large quantities because of the infamous deal struck between early Nevada silver producers and the US Mint. These silver producers of the Comstock Lode had an oversupply of silver and America had unemployed workers, a combination that likely led to the Bland-Allison Act of 1878 which authorized the new Morgan dollar. It was legislated that silver from the Comstock Lode was designated specifically to produce large quantities of Morgan silver dollars with the intended benefit of helping with the unemployment problem.
This unique and historic Morgan silver coin dollar necklace on a 15" sterling silver chain (marked Italy and .925) weighs 1 ounce (28 grams).
A2574 - Antique 1880-S Morgan Silver Dollar Pendant Necklace on a Sterling Silver .925 Necklace Chain - ITALY