These American-made 1 oz Morgan Design .999 fine silver bars are one of the most popular items offered at Gainesville Coins. To ensure quality and purity, Gainesville Coins only contracts with ISO-9001 certified private American silver mints. Each bar is proudly stamped “Made in USA!” Because they are made according to strict international standards, these 1 troy ounce silver bars are eligible for inclusion in your self-directed precious metals IRA.
The pure silver content of these bars are not the only reason they're so popular. Instead of a boring, blank surface, these silver bars are adorned with a depiction of the famous Morgan silver dollar, which was minted from 1878 until 1921. Underneath this image is a large numeral 1, with “One Troy Ounce” and “Fine Silver 999+” superimposed. The back of the bar features an attractive lozenge-shaped pattern.
George T. Morgan's silver dollar design was the first US coin to bear the likeness of a living person. Desiring to have the image of a real American woman instead of a stylized Liberty derived from classical Greek or Roman statues on the new coin, Morgan convinced a young Philadelphia schoolteacher by the name of Anna Williams to sit as his model.
Mostly overlooked by coin collectors while it was in circulation, the Morgan dollar has become one of the most popular US silver coins among numismatists. George Morgan's iconic design evokes memories of a time close to the hearts of many silver investors, when the nation's finances were based on hard currency. This makes the 1 oz Morgan Design .999 silver bars more attractive than plain generic silver, at a lower price per ounce than the old silver dollars themselves.