1885-O Silver Morgan Dollar NGC MS66

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BranchNew Orleans
Country of ManufactureUnited States (US)
Currency TypeDollar
Denominating CountryUnited States
Denomination Value1.000000
MintU.S. Mint
Mint MarkO
Year of Issue1885
Diameter (mm)38.100000
Edge TypeReeded
FinishMint state
Grading ServiceNGC
Reverse Designer/EngraverGeorge T. Morgan
Weight - Primary Unit Value26.73 g
This New Orleans struck 1885-O Silver Morgan Dollar is certified by NGC to be in Mint State 66 condition.

Why purchase this 1885-O Morgan Silver Dollar?

The Morgan Silver Dollar was created as a response to the increased supply of silver and encouragement from the mining industry in the western states following the discovery of the Comstock Lode in 1859. English-born immigrant George T. Morgan, assistant to U.S. Mint Chief Engraver William Barber, designed the silver dollar coin with the image of the Goddess of Liberty in 1878, based on sketches of Philadelphia school teacher Anna Willess Williams. This 1885 Morgan Dollar was struck at the New Orleans Mint from 0.7734 Troy oz. of .900 fine silver, measures 38.1 mm in diameter, and has a final mintage reported as 9,185,000.

Magnificent Goddess of Liberty

Lady Liberty is depicted on the obverse, facing left wearing a draped Phrygian cap along with a crown inscribed with "LIBERTY." The lovely Lady is surrounded by thirteen stars, "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "1885."

A heraldic eagle appears on the reverse, partially encircled by a wreath with the "O" Mint mark below, accompanied by the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "ONE DOLLAR" and "IN GOD WE TRUST."

Gorgeous Mint State 66

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this stunning 1885-O Morgan Silver Dollar an impressive Mint State 66 (MS66). The coin will exhibit just a few scuffs or contact marks, with full original Mint luster and excellent eye appeal. The condition of the beautifully struck coin is protected in a labeled NGC holder.

This highly graded artifact of American coinage history 1885-O Morgan Silver Dollar will be a treasured addition to your collection!

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