The 1884 Morgan Dollar (Buy on eBay) struck at the Philadelphia Mint is another one of the more available issues of the series. The mintage was rather high at 14,070,000 pieces struck for circulation. Some of this number was released during the year of mintage, while some quantities in bags remained in storage until the coins were eventually released in the 1950’s. These factors contribute to a ready supply of the coins even in uncirculated grades.
The Philadelphia Mint also struck proof coins for collectors. The total mintage was 875 pieces, which was a typical production level for the time period. Some stunning proof examples can be found with sharp strikes and deep cameo contrast.
1884 Morgan Dollar Mintage and Specifications
- Mintage: 14,070,000 (circulation), 875 (proof)
- Mint Mark: none (Philadelphia)
- Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
- Weight: 26.73 grams
- Diameter: 38.1 mm