1883-O Morgan Silver Dollar

1883-O Morgan Silver Dollar

The 1883-O Morgan Silver Dollar was struck at the New Orleans Mint with just over 8.7 million total mintage. The Morgan Silver Dollar was designed by George T. Morgan who eventually became the Chief Engraver for the United States Mint due to his impeccable craftsmanship and design. The 1883-O Morgan Dollar consists of the bust of Lady Liberty surrounded by 13 stars on the obverse, and the American Bald Eagle with an olive branch and arrows in its talons on the reverse. 


History of the 1883-O Morgan Dollar

The 1883-O Morgan Silver Dollar was produced at the New Orleans Mint, and many of these coins often went into storage or directly into circulation. The strike of this particular Morgan Dollar comes in a wide range. Sometimes the strike is quite flat at the center, and some can be found to be very well-struck, but those well-struck coins require some patience and skilled searching to find them. Some of the coins were believed to be struck with worn out dies, which could contribute to those that show metal flow lines and granularity. 


1883-O Morgan Silver Dollar Value

There are plenty 1883-O Morgan Dollars in circulation as well as in Mint State. The circulated coins are easy to locate, and Mint State coins are also relatively easy to find, but are worth cherrypicking to find the best ones. The 1883-O Morgan Silver Dollar value ranges from under a hundred dollars to upwards of the tens of thousands. They consist of 90% silver and make a great addition to any collection of the Morgan series. 


Type of coin: Silver Dollar

Year: 1883-O Morgan Silver Dollar 

Morgan Silver Dollar Mint Mark: New Orleans

Total mintage: 8,725,000

Metal content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Face value: One dollar

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters