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1879-O Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS62

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1879-O Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS62

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Why purchase this New Orleans struck 1879 Morgan Silver Dollar?

1879 marks the second year of release for the U.S. Mint's Silver Morgan Dollar series, as well as the first year the coin was produced by the New Orleans Mint. The coin depicting a magnificent image of Lady Liberty is named for its designer, then assistant engraver of the U.S. Mint George T. Morgan. Morgan advanced in his employ at the Mint to become the seventh Chief Engraver in 1917. This 38.1 mm diameter Morgan Dollar was struck from 0.7734 Troy oz. of .900 fine silver by the New Orleans Mint in 1879 and is counted among a mintage of 2,887,000.

Elegant Image of Lady Liberty

A portrait of Lady Liberty is centered on the obverse, with sprigs of wheat and oak tucked into her loosely gathered hair. "LIBERTY" is inscribed upon her headband, with "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "1879" and thirteen stars surrounding the left facing image.

The reverse depicts an image symbolizing freedom and peace: an eagle holding an olive branch and three arrows with a wreath below. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "ONE DOLLAR" and the New Orleans Mint mark "O."

Mint State 62

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this 1879-O Morgan Silver Dollar to be Mint State 62. Expect the coin to exhibit a high degree of original Mint luster, an average strike and multiple hairlines or scuff marks.

Make this first Morgan Dollar release from the New Orleans Mint the next addition to your collection!


Year of Issue:1879
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:O
Branch:New Orleans
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS62
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9
Weight in Grams:24.055 g
Weight in Ounces:0.7734 oz
Diameter:38.1 mm
Thickness:2.4 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:1
Mintage:2,887,000
Obverse Design:Liberty facing left flanked by stars