U.S. Morgan Silver Dollar 1888-P Certified MS63
|Item Number: 42105|
|The 1888 Philadelphia Morgan had an original mintage of 19.1 million. However, a vast number of these were held in storage at the Treasury, and later melted down during the two world wars. Compared to other dates, a relatively small proportion was saved for the last Treasury releases of the early 1960ís.
Thus original mintages can be very deceiving in relation to the actual number of issues now surviving. Today authoritative opinion holds that as few as 2%-3% may survive in original Brilliant Uncirculated quality. And a far smaller number of those qualify for MS-63 grading.
Certified coins should never be removed from their cases and cannot be returned once removed.