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1885-O Silver Morgan Dollar NGC MS66

1885-O Silver Morgan Dollar NGC MS66
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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!

This 1885-O Silver Morgan Dollar NGC MS66 is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:1885
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:O
Branch:New Orleans
Grading Service:NGC
Weight in Grams:26.73 g
Weight in Ounces:0.8594 oz
Diameter:38.1 mm
Thickness:2.4 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Obverse Design:Liberty facing left flanked by stars
Reverse Design:Eagle clasping arrows and olive branch within half wreath
Reverse Designer/Engraver:George T. Morgan
Obverse Designer/Engraver:George T. Morgan
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