1889-O Morgan Silver Dollar

1889-O Morgan Silver Dollar

The 1889-O Morgan Silver Dollar was created in abundance at the New Orleans Mint, which is typically for this mint as well as Philadelphia. With over 11 million coins struck, it is relatively easy to find a well-struck and attractive 1889-O Morgan Dollar, but might take some cherrypicking and searching for just the right one. The 1889-O Morgan Silver Dollar, as well as all of the Morgan Dollars, was designed by U.S. Mint worker, George T. Morgan. 


History of the 1889-O Morgan Silver Dollar

The 1889-O Morgan Silver Dollar is typically easy to find in circulated grades and Mint State due to the number of coins still available. It is believed that, like many other coins from the Philadelphia and New Orleans Mint, that many of the 1889-O Morgan Dollars were released into circulation while many were stored by the Treasury Department and some stored in the sealed vault at the Philadelphia Mint after New Orleans stopped production. Coins are typically lightly struck at the center of the coin, but it is possible to find well-struck specimens. 


1889-O Morgan Silver Dollar Value

The 1889-O Morgan Silver Dollar is widely available in a variety of different grades. Although it can be difficult to find a gem, the search is well worth it when you find one of these coins with a sharp strike and attractive luster. The 1889-O Morgan Silver Dollar value ranges from the hundreds to upwards of the mid-tens of thousands. With some care in the quest for finding your perfect 1889-O Morgan Silver Dollar, it is possible to find a beautiful addition to your Morgan Dollar series collection. 


Type of coin: Silver Dollar

Year: 1889-O Morgan Silver Dollar

Morgan Silver Dollar Mint Mark: New Orleans

Total mintage: 11,875,000

Metal content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Face value: One dollar

Weight: 27.20 grams

Edge: Reeded

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters