Morgan silver dollar
The Morgan silver dollar (aka the 'Buzzard Dollar" or " Liberty Head" dollar) is a very popular coin among collectors. The Morgan Silver dollar has a wonderful history and is a personal favorite. They were minted from 1878 to 1904 and then again (and for only one year) in 1921. The Morgan Silver dollars have a silver content which roughly comes to 0.84 ounces of silver per coin.
George T. Morgan used Anna Williams as the model who sat for her portrait to be taken, and she became famous as 'Miss Liberty'. On one side of Lady Liberty's neck, Morgan's monogram can be seen. etched into the coin On the tail side of the coin is the likeness of an eagle which is holding olive branches and arrows in its feet. Olive branches are a symbol of peace, arrows a symbol of war, and both symbols combined depict a new age (at the time). The term buzzard dollar was put to the coin because many people thought the eagle looked more like a vulture. There was much controversy about this when the coin was first released.