“Many Melted” 1884-O Morgan Silver Dollar:
Morgan mintages steadily rose in the 1880s, but many were held in reserve and vast quantities were later lost in government melts. That means that original mintages can be very deceiving in relation to the actual number now surviving. For example, just one-third of this 1884-O issue may survive today in mint-state quality. Our Brilliant Uncirculated quality coins have no sign of wear and the same original luster as when they were minted.
“Low Mintage” 1925 Peace Silver Dollar:
In 1925, the Philadelphia Mint’s production was only about 20% of the peak 1922 Peace dollar mintage (because of a series quota, outputs gradually diminished). And the 1925 issue was generally better struck than early dates — it’s known for crisp detailing and fine luster. After huge World War II melts, well under 10% of its original limited mintage may survive today in the beautiful Brilliant Uncirculated quality we are offering.