The 1885-O Morgan Dollar (Buy on eBay) is one of several New Orleans minted silver dollars that were released in quantity during the early 1960’s. The coins released included uncirculated coins that had been residing in vaults for decades. This great release leads the 1885-O to be readily available for collectors in grades through gem. The highest graded pieces are a handful graded MS68 by NGC. Examples are encountered with proof like or deep mirror proof like surfaces.
It should be noted that many examples of this issues are not very well struck, but more sharply struck examples can be located with a bit of searching.
1885-O Morgan Dollar Mintage and Specifications
- Mintage: 228,000
- Mint mark: O (New Orleans)
- Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
- Weight: 26.73 grams
- Diameter: 38.1 mm