1890-O Morgan Silver Dollar

1890-O Morgan Silver Dollar

The 1890-O Morgan Silver Dollar had a total mintage of approximately 10.7 million from the New Orleans Mint. As many, or more than, 500,000 of these coins were stored in the Philadelphia Mint and Treasury Department until their release in the early 1960s. The 1890-O Morgan Dollar also experienced a major release in the 1950s, and coins had been trickling out up to that point making this special coin easy affordable and accessible in Mint State. 


History of the 1890-O Morgan Silver Dollar

The 1890-O Morgan Silver Dollar is one of the most common coins in the entire Morgan Dollar series collection. Even after a large amount of silver was melted down in the late 1970s, it is believed that there are still over a million circulated coins in existence. Many of the Mint State coins are lower grades, with many having a weak strike, and microscopic ridging and metal flow that can be seen particularly around the border. Although many have a weak strike, it is possible to find some gorgeous 1890-O Morgan Silver Dollars, and many also have an attractive frosty luster. 


1890-O Morgan Silver Dollar Value

The 1890-O Morgan Silver Dollar value ranges from around a hundred dollars to upwards of the low tens of thousands. The 1890-O Morgan Dollar is a great addition to any Morgan Dollar collection, as it is affordable, but also possible to find these coins in Mint State. The higher the grade, the more elusive it becomes, especially a sharply struck 1890-O Morgan Silver Dollar. If you come across this little slice of history, take the time to cherrypick and find the piece that is just right for your collection. 


Type of coin: Silver Dollar

Year: 1890-O Morgan Silver Dollar

Morgan Silver Dollar Mint Mark: New Orleans

Total mintage: 10,701,000

Metal content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Face value: One dollar

Weight: 27.20 grams

Edge: Reeded

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters