1880-O Morgan Silver Dollar

1880-O Morgan Silver Dollar

As with the other 1880 Morgan Silver Dollars, the 1880-O Morgan Silver Dollar has a few different varieties available and that are popular among collectors. The 1880-O had a mintage of over 5 million and was struck at the New Orleans Mint. The striking of these coins varies from a strong and well-struck coin to a softer strike. All in all, most of these coins were struck above average with a luster that ranges from greasy to satiny. 


History of the 1880-O Morgan Silver Dollar

One variety of the 1880-O Morgan Dollar that is popular among collectors is the 80/79 variety where you can see remnants of the 7 and 9 inside the 8 and 0 numbers on the coin. Finding a higher grade of this variety is rare, and fairly easy to find in lower grades. It is believed that the 1880-O Morgan Dollar was released directly into circulation, without very many documented releases of the coin en masse from the Treasury Department, which makes this a rare and special coin to come across. A number of dies were overdated which led to a unique coin being created that could be viewed as an error but is popular among collectors. 


1880-O Morgan Silver Dollar Value

The New Orleans 1880-O Morgan Silver Dollar value is higher than other 1880 Morgan dollars from different mints and can bring in upwards of $22,000. These coins don’t come on the market very often, and when they do, they have a lot of worth within the collecting community. 


Type of coin: Silver Dollar

Year: 1880-O Morgan Silver Dollar 

Morgan Silver Dollar Mint Mark: New Orleans

Total mintage: 5,305,000

Metal content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Face value: One dollar

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters