National Geographic : 2007 Nov
Found! The Last Morgan Silver Dollars Amazing Discovery Hidden in Midwest Farm Cellar Indiana. A farmer in America's heart land recently cashed in his long-forgotten savings, hidden away for decades in a dusty crate in his cellar-a hoard of the last Morgan Silver dollars minted by the U.S. Treasury before they ceased production for good, in 1921. Originally purchased from a local bank for face value, the farmer had tucked them away for his retirement. Now these glittering chunks of silver history, mint-fresh and never placed into circulation, are being released to the public by the FFC. Survival Against All Odds By all rights these silver dollars should have been destroyed decades ago. Government silver melt-downs, includ ing the 1918 Pittman Act, which alone destroyed 270 million Morgans, have decimated supplies. Millions more were called in by the government and melted for their silver content between 1921 and 1965. Today private hoards account for virtually all the surviving coins. And of those, only a fraction survive in the Brilliant Uncirculated condition highly coveted by collectors. Prized Last Year Coins These last year 90% pure silver beau ties still dazzle with their Mint luster and heft. Weighing in at 26.73 grams with a diameter of 38.1mm, they are the largest American silver coins ever to circulate. Struck from silver mined from the western Mother Lode, they are the legendary coins that built the West. Master engraver George T. Morgan fashioned a radiant profile of Lady Liberty and a majestic eagle as symbols of our nation's strength and prosperity. Today, the long-gone Morgan silver dollars are among the most sought-after coins in America. Hot Silver Market, Hot Silver Value Silver prices have jumped over 200% in the last two years fueling the frenzy among avid collectors, investors, and the 130 million new collectors created by the U.S . Mint's highly successful state quarters program. Today, the market is hot for Silver coins in any condition. This same 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar currently sells elsewhere in circulated, worn condition for $50 apiece. But while supplies last you can get this original Mint ConditionUncirculated 1921 Silver Morgan for as little as $23 each, in quantity! Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee You must be 100% satisfied with your order, simply return it within 30 days via insured mail for a prompt refund of the complete purchase price. Last 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar BrilliantUncirculated $29.50 plus S&H Buy More and Save FIVE 1921 Last Uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollars $120.00 plus S&H Save $27.50! TEN 1921 Last Uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollars $236.00 plus S&H Save $59! 20-COIN ROLL of 1921 Last Uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollars $460.00 plus S&H Save $130! FIRST FEDERAL COIN CORP Toll-Free 24 hours a day 1-888-201-7096 Promotional Code MRG128 Pleasemention this code when you call. We can also accept your check by phone. To order by mail call for details. www.FirstFederalCoinCorp.com Member Better BusinessBureau BBB -- lr- Note: First Federal Coin Corp. is a private distributor of government and private coin and medallic issues and is not affiliated with the United States Government.