# 652 - 1885-O Morgan Dollar

in steemleo •  3 months ago 

Today we will continue a long series showing unslabbed Morgan Dollars.

This series is dedicated to my #ssg-community friend @silverd510, a real expert in this field.

PCGS, the first coin grading and authentication service, started slabbing coins in 1986.

Those coins were bought since the late seventies to the late eighties, and the dealers attributed the grades to them.

I bought them from three big and highly regarded dealers at the time. Unfortunately they do not exist any more. Things change in forty years...

These dealers were very strict when grading, so if I send these coins to be graded and slabbed maybe I will receive higher grades. Who knows...

I will show them in the order they were minted.

This is the MS-65 1885-O Morgan Dollar. It was bought at NERCA (New England Rare Coins Auctions)

It weights 26.73g with 90% silver purity.

9,185,000 units were minted in New Orleans in 1885.

However, many of those did not circulate, but instead sat in Treasury vaults until the 1960's. Many uncirculated bags were released in the 1960's, making this issue one of the most common in high grade.

Just to have an idea of rarity about this coin's grade, from a total of 226,459 1885-O coins in mint state, NGC graded 30,731 as MS-65, with 5,635 graded higher, until today (12/18/2019).

The NGC MS-65 price is around $140.00.

The reverse depicts an eagle with wings outstretched. The mint mark always appears on the reverse above the "o" in "Dollar", except those minted in Philadelphia, that have no mint mark.


The obverse depicts a profile portrait representing Liberty.


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A very clean 1885 O so nice my friend!!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!!!

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When grading coins, does the cost depend on the type of coins? So, does a Morgan silver dollar cost more than a commemorative dollar?

I don't think so. I never sent any coin to be graded but maybe looking at PCGS or NGC sites you can find all the info.

I like the toning on that one Ron

With the coin in your hands you see it as a brilliant white with a very small golden toning in a few parts. This will go to grading.

Have you resolved how to take out that green stuff on your other Morgan Dollar, @ronaldoavelino! These coins you have are really blast whites!!!! What awesome finds!
Have a lovely day, and take care 🥰🌺🤙

I will send it to NGC to be professionally cleaned, if possible, when I arrive in Canada next April/May.

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I'd so be cool if the Morgan could be minted with proof mirrored fields rather than the matte finish.

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Thare are many Morgan Proofs graded Ultra Cameo by NGC.

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