1891-O Morgan Silver Dollar

1891-O Morgan Silver Dollar

The 1891-O Morgan Silver Dollar was minted at the New Orleans Mint with just under 8 million total mintage. The 1891-O Morgan Dollar, just like the 1891 Morgan Dollar, was minted using reclaimed traded bullion. The 1891-O Morgan Silver Dollar hasn’t been a popular coin, although it has brought in over a hundred thousand dollars, because it is typically poorly struck and not usually an aesthetically pleasing coin. Many of the 1891-O Morgan Silver Dollars have become less common as the coins were released onto the market and the supply tightened up. 


History of the 1891-O Morgan Silver Dollar

The 1891-O Morgan Silver Dollar is relatively common in lower Mint grades and they become rare the higher the grade, which is why they can command a high price. The strike of the 1891-O Morgan Silver Dollar is known as one of the most poorly struck coins in the entire Morgan Dollar series. With a weak strike, some calling it pancake-like, cherrypicking for an attractive coin is highly advised. Cherrypicking for this coin is necessary, but it isn’t a quick process like some of the other Morgan Silver Dollars. 


1891-O Morgan Silver Dollar Value

The 1891-O Morgan Silver Dollar value ranges from the hundreds to upwards of a hundred thousand. This coin has a slightly different history than other Morgan Dollars, as it was the only coin in the series that was struck under three different authorizations. Although the strike is typically poor in one way or another, it is possible to find a beautiful specimen to add to your Morgan Silver Dollar series collection. 


Type of coin: Silver Dollar

Year: 1891-O Morgan Silver Dollar

Morgan Silver Dollar Mint Mark: New Orleans

Total mintage: 7,954,529

Metal content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Face value: One dollar

Weight: 27.20 grams

Edge: Reeded

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters