Home Silver U.S. Silver Coins Morgan Silver Dollars 1888-O Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS63 Great Southern Hoard With 3 Storybooks

1888-O Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS63 Great Southern Hoard with 3 Storybooks

1888-O Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS63 Great Southern Hoard with 3 Storybooks
Shipping Begins: April 10, 2020

Buy It Now

Price: $199.00
Wire / eCheck: $193.13
Free Shipping

Have Questions about this Item?

Enter your contact information below to alert one of our representatives and someone will contact you within 1 business day.

This product has a shipping delay of April 10, 2020. If you want your other non-delayed products in your order sooner, please place separate orders as this product will delay an entire order from shipping. As always, MCM offers free domestic shipping with no minimum.

Why buy this 1888-O Silver Morgan Dollar from the Great Southern Hoard?

Expert Q. David Bowers ranked the release of the Great Treasury Hoard in the 1960s as one of the two most important events in numismatic history. Nearly all of the coins in the hoard have reached private hands, but MCM and GovMint.com gained exclusive access to the last bags that could definitely be traced to the hoard. These bags were owned by a Southern gentleman who grew up with diabetes during the Depression and later became a doctor. This coin, which is from one of those bags, is an 1888 Morgan that bears the "O" mint mark of the New Orleans Mint. The coin was struck from .7734 oz of .900 fine silver. It comes with two storybooks, one about the Great Southern Treasury Hoard and one about the main Treasury Hoard, as well as a story card about the the New Orleans Mint.

Featuring George T. Morgan's Iconic Liberty Design

George T. Morgan's Liberty design is perhaps the most recognizable in American numismatic history. It earned a place in the hearts and psyches of Americans thanks to its unifying theme and Morgan's decision to use an American-style model for Liberty rather than a Greek-style one, as was the tradition. The left-side portrait shows her wearing a ribbon that bears an inscription of her name, "LIBERTY," a crown made from cotton and wheat, and a Phrygian cap. The crown is significant because it consists of one Southern crop and one Northern one, while the cap designates her as a freed slave. The image is encircled by thirteen stars and two inscriptions, "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "1888."

On the reverse, an open wreath partially encircles an eagle, which holds arrows and an olive branch in its talons. The arrows represent America's willingness to defend her values, while the olive branch indicates a preference for peace. The bird's wings stretch upwards toward the edge, and the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," is inscribed between them. Rim inscriptions offer the coin's country, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," and face value, "ONE DOLLAR."

Uncirculated MS63

This coin earned an uncirculated Mint State 63 grade from the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). That grade indicates that a coin has about an average strike and shows no traces of wear.

Add this Morgan 1888-O Silver Dollar from the Great Southern Hoard to your collection today.

Year of Issue:1888
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:O
Branch:New Orleans
Grading Service:NGC
Designation:Great Southern Hoard
Packaging:with 3 Storybooks
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
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
Collecting Morgan Silver Dollars
Buried Treasure? An Overview of Coin Hoards
Collecting Certified Coins vs. Uncertified Coins
Powered by
write a review
4.5 star rating 2 Reviews
(1) (1) (0) (0) (0)
Review's title & body can't be empty Please enter a star rating for this review Name field cannot be empty Your review has already been submitted. Max length was exceeded Please fill out all of the mandatory (*) fields One or more of your answers does not meet the required criteria
Thank you for posting a review!
We value your input. Share your review so everyone else can enjoy it too.
Thank you for posting a review!
Your review was sent successfully and is now waiting for our staff to publish it.
write a review
Updating Results
Verified Reviewer
What is a Verified Reviewer
A Verified Reviewer is a shopper who has confirmed an email address, or connected a social network with Yotpo, providing an added level of transparency and trust.
0 star rating
Verified Buyer
What is a Verified Buyer
A Verified Buyer is a user who has purchased the reviewed product through our store.
5 star rating
Morgan 1880 O
Great coin. Honest price and quick service. Received coin
in a secure package and it was everything as advertised. Thank You MCM
Verified Buyer
What is a Verified Buyer
A Verified Buyer is a user who has purchased the reviewed product through our store.
4 star rating