“Comparatively Scarce” 1882 Morgan Silver Dollar BU:
. Huge numbers of this early Philadelphia Mint Morgan silver dollar were lost in government melts in the 20th century. So its 11.1 million mintage number is deceptively high. Today as few as 300,000 may remain, according to a silver dollar encyclopedia. That’s just 2% of the original output from over 13 decades ago. More than 12 times as many of some other Morgan issues of the time may exist. Our Brilliant Uncirculated quality retains nice original luster and displays no sign of wear.
“Declining Mintage” 1891 Morgan Silver Dollar BU:
This no-mintmark 1891 issue of the principal mint had an output only about half that of the 1890 Philadelphia Morgan. Today as few as 230,000 are estimated to survive in mint-state quality (that’s just 3% of the original mintage). The year 1891 saw the founding of the American Numismatic Association, the opening of Carnegie Hall, James Naismith’s invention of basketball and Thomas Edison’s patent for a motionpicture camera. Our Brilliant Uncirculated quality coins looks as lovely as the day they were minted.