How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees

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How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees

Post by lioncutter » Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:51 am

Being a history nerd and a collector of Morgan Dollars, it has come together in this article. I learned a little bit of interesting history today. We now know where much of the silver went after the Pittman Act of 1918.
https://www.coinbooks.org/v24/esylum_v24n06a28.html
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Post by messydesk » Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:41 am

Thanks for posting this. May as well add one to your collection. They are attractive, after all.
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Post by vampicker » Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:37 am

I had published a long article titled "A Brief History of the Morgan Dollar' that was hosted by the ANACS site for years. Sadly, it was lost when the site was changed a few years ago. Some of you may remember reading it. The story about using melted Morgans to coin rupees was part of it.
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Post by DHalladay » Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:24 pm

Fascinating to learn this!
I knew the U.S. sold a LOT of silver to Britain during WWI for geopolitical reasons in India, but did not know it was used to make coins. We almost need to consider the 1919 Rupee for honorary status in the Morgan Dollar set.
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Re: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees

Post by ljs123 » Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:38 pm

Thank you for posting.
Interesting read.
Makes me wish that I had been collecting coins when I went to India. I would have brought one back.

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Post by Jodemyer » Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:22 pm

Thats extremely interesting! I love history! Thanks!

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Post by RogerB » Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:24 pm

If you want real information and not some abbreviated cut-n-paste, look for my article:
"The Pittman Silver Purchase Act 1918" by Roger W. Burdette
or
You can pick up a copy of the CD:
Silver Dollars-Front Cover-Final-sm.jpg
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Which contains data on every delivery of Pittman silver dollars plus the following:
      • Article-v03.doc
        Background Article.pdf
        Pittman Act Coinage.pdf
        Pittman Act-Text.pdf
        Pittman-Background Article.pdf
        Title and Introduction.doc
        Title and Introduction.pdf

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Post by iwillbenice » Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:11 pm

Values?

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Re: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees

Post by messydesk » Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:36 pm

iwillbenice wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:11 pm
Values?
Plenty on eBay. Check there.
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Re: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees

Post by Malachi35 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:15 am

Very nice and cool
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