Big-Time Scarcity: 1899-O Morgan Silver Dollars that Escaped Pittman’s Melting Pots
In 1899, 11.87 million Morgan Silver Dollars were struck at the fabled New Orleans Mint – barely half of what was struck at the Philadelphia Mint. Just 15 years later, Congress passed the Pittman Act, calling for the melting of hundreds of millions of these hefty silver coins. This may be one of the reasons why, for such a long time, it was so difficult to hunt down one of these 1899-O Morgans.
During its lifetime, the New Orleans Mint earned a less-than-stellar reputation for producing coins of mediocre quality. That’s why when coins such as these well-struck coins become available, they are highly prized by coin collectors. In fact, each 1899-O Morgan Silver Dollar available in this offer has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in high-grade Choice Uncirculated Mint State-64 (MS64) condition.
Morgans of this date, mint mark and grade are very scarce. That’s why we’re so excited to have secured a small cache of Morgan Silver Dollars that survived the Pittman Act – and more than a century – in high-grade Brilliant Uncirculated condition. What’s more they’re among the last silver dollars struck at the fabled New Orleans Mint, the only U.S. Mint branch to be controlled by three different governmental bodies! This coveted 1899-O Morgan Silver Dollar will also come encapsulated in an acrylic holder with an exclusive Pittman Act label.
The storied Morgan Silver Dollar is perhaps the most coveted silver dollar in the world – and the 1899-O Morgan was once one of the most sought-after coins ever struck in the series. Don’t miss out! Secure your key-date and mint mark Morgan now before it fades away forever!
AMERICA’S MOST POPULAR COIN – The Morgan Silver Dollar – so named for its designer, U.S. Mint Assistant Engraver George T. Morgan – has stood the test of time. Struck from 1878-1904 and again in 1921, it was the coin of America’s “Wild West” and jingled in the coin purses of gamblers, gunfighters, soldiers and dance hall girls.
BIG SILVER COINS – Struck in 26.73 grams of 90% silver, the Morgan Silver Dollar is a big coin 38.1 mm in diameter. When this coin was plunked down on a counter, its weight meant real money, pure and simple.
CLASSIC DESIGNS – Morgan’s historic design depicts a profile of Lady Liberty on the obverse while the reverse features an eagle with outstretched wings. The model used for Liberty was Miss Anna Williams of Philadelphia, who Morgan declared to have the most perfect feminine profile he had ever seen.
FAMOUS “O” MINT MARK – The New Orleans Mint is famous for being the only American mint to be controlled by three different governing bodies during its lifetime. It was first governed by the United States of America, then the State of Louisiana when it seceded from the Union prior to the Civil War, and finally the Confederate States of America following the onset of the war. The United States regained possession in 1862. The famous “O” mint mark on the reverse of these coins is a living reminder of this historic mint’s epic history.
FABULOUS NGC UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – During its lifetime, the New Orleans Mint earned a less-than-stellar reputation for producing coins of mediocre quality. That’s why when coins such as these well-struck NGC-graded coins in Choice Uncirculated Mint State-64 (MS64) condition are discovered they are highly prized by coin collectors.
The total amount of Morgan Silver Dollars has seen significant evaporation into both collections and the melting pot. Once our supply of these key-date 1899 O-Mint Morgans disappears, it might be gone for good. Don't wait any longer to secure yours now!