Why add the 1900-O Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS65 to your collection?
This 1900-O Morgan Silver Dollar achieved the Mint State 65 grade from the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The Morgan series offers connoisseurs ample opportunity to cherry pick for quality or die varieties or absolute rarity. The coins were struck at five different Mint facilities on .7734 oz. 90% silver planchets between their introduction in 1878 and their last appearance in 1921. This example was struck at the famous New Orleans Mint and has a mintage of 12,590,000 coins.
Morgan’s First U.S. Mint Design
The obverse of the coin features the portrait of Lady Liberty in left profile. The reverse image of the coin features the timeless depiction of a heraldic eagle encircled by a laurel wreath.
Mint State 65 from New Orleans!
Mint State 65 (MS65) circulation strike coins on the Sheldon Scale are quite remarkable. Hallmarks of the grade include stunning Mint luster, excellent eye appeal and the fact that distractions tend to be small and away from focal areas. Interestingly, MS65 graded coins are well-known to have been well-struck. The New Orleans branch of the Mint is notorious for producing coins with a mediocre strike, likely because the priority was to set the presses to prolong die life rather than to produce exemplary coins. Well-struck New Orleans coins are sought by collectors in the know!