“Toughest Find for Date” 1879-O Morgan Dollar:
The New Orleans branch mint of the Old South was converted to an armaments factory by the Confederacy. It didn’t re-open as a minting facility until after the Reconstruction Era, when these first O-mint Morgans emerged a year later than the inaugural issues of other mints. Three times as many 1879 Morgan dollars were struck at the San Francisco Mint and five times as many at the principal Philadelphia Mint. Nicely detailed Very Fine quality.
“Best Buy” 1886-O Morgan Dollar:
In 1886, the New Orleans Mint struck nothing but morgan silver dollars. But relatively few seem to have been kept in storage or a phenomenally high number were lost in later melts. Today the 1886-O is genuinely rare in mint-state quality, with even average BUs retailing for about $1,500. In the Very Fine quality we offer here or higher grades, as few as 1% of its original mintage are estimated to exist today.
“Most Affordable for Date” 1901-O Morgan Dollar:
When a Morgan is a tough find in mint-state quality it often puts added pressure on Very Fine specimens. For example, the 1901 issue is by far the toughest 20th century date to find in BU quality. The total number of BUs surviving is less than half that of its closest competitor. Of the three 1901 issues, only the O-mint is still affordable in BU quality making circulated grade a good choice. Our Very Fine quality is nicely preserved and features clear details.