This beautiful ring is made using a 1878 Morgan silver dollar. Designed by George T. Morgan, the Morgan Silver Dollar, first released in 1878, continues to be considered one of the most beautiful coins ever minted. At this time in history Rutherford B Hayes was president, Thomas Edison was still inventing, and the first telephone Exchange was being formed. This was the beginning of an era as technology was changing constantly and history was being made daily. When these coins are gone they are gone for good.