1889-O Morgan Dollar

The 1889-O Morgan Dollar (Buy on eBay) was struck at the New Orleans Mint with a mintage of 11,875,000 pieces. Some of this amount circulated around the time of issue, while some remained within Treasury vaults for later release.

1889-O Morgan Dollar

This issue remains relatively available in lower mint state grades, although many will display weak strikes with a lack of detail on the hair above the ear. Searching is required to find a sharply struck specimen. At the gem level, the coin is less frequently encountered and drives a premium. The finest numerical grade of MS66 has been awarded to about a dozen pieces by the major grading services.

An example of this coin graded PCGS MS66 sold for $14,950 at an auction held in January 2009. Very elusive in Deep Mirror Proof-Like, an example graded PCGS MS65DMPL with CAC verification sold for $48,875 in June 2010.

1889-O Morgan Dollar Mintage and Specifications

  • Mintage: 11,875,000 (circulation)
  • Mint Mark: O (New Orleans)
  • Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
  • Weight: 26.73 grams
  • Diameter: 38.1 mm

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