The New Orleans Mint is famous for having been the only United States Mint Branch to have served under three governing bodies: the United States of America, the State of Louisiana and the Confederate States of America. This set of four Morgan Silver Dollars represents the first four dates struck with the famous “O” mint mark: 1879-O, 1880-O, 1881-O and 1882-O. “Firsts” are always coveted by collectors, and here you have more than just the first year —you have the first FOUR!
Morgan Silver Dollars are among the most popular and heavily collected coins of all time! Sadly, of the millions struck from 1878-1921, only a fraction remains today for collectors. In fact, it is estimated that only 15% of ALL Morgans struck exist today. Each coin in this 1879–1882-O Morgan Silver Dollar Four-Piece Set comes in lightly circulated Extremely Fine (XF) condition with lots of nice detail. Plus, you’ll also receive a colorful, authentic Union Pacific stock certificate from a railroad that has long served the New Orleans area. With passenger train travel during the 1880s costing about two or three cents per mile, these four Morgans could have paid for a trip more than 100 miles away.
Here's your chance to punch your ticket for the first four Morgan Silver Dollars struck by the New Orleans Mint. Add this set to your collection today and enjoy the ride!
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. The famous “O” mint mark on the reverse of these coins is a living reminder of this historic mint’s epic history. The set contains the first four years the New Orleans Mint struck the Morgan Silver Dollar.
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.
EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION – These coins will come in lightly circulated Extremely Fine (XF) condition with full sharp details.
THE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING MORGANS – While millions of Morgan Silver Dollars were struck from 1878 through 1921, massive silver meltings and the ravages of time have taken their toll. Today coin experts believe that only 15% of all Morgans ever struck remain in existence!
The total amount of Morgan Silver Dollars has seen significant evaporation into both collections and the melting pots. Once our supply of these 1879-1882 O-Mint Morgans disappears, it might be gone for good. Don’t wait any longer to secure yours now!