DESCRIPTION Premium Gem 1879-O Morgan DollarJust 7 Finer at PCGS1879-O Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-66 (PCGS).
This is an exceptionally well preserved and attractive example of a historic New Orleans Mint silver dollar. Brilliant with full mint luster in a softly frosted texture, and subtle reflectivity in the fields on both sides. Razor sharp striking detail adds to the appeal of this beautiful Morgan dollar. Just seven examples have been graded finer by PCGS through MS-66+, making this an ideal Registry Set candidate.
Production of the 1879-O marked the reopening of the New Orleans Mint following the Civil War. With a mintage of 2,887,000 examples, this issue is readily available overall thanks to the storage and eventual release of thousands of Mint State coins. The largest releases came in 1957 (five to ten bags) and during the early 1960s (multiple 1,000-coin bags). As with many Morgan dollars, the 1879-O is rare in the finest Mint State grades, which for this issue means MS-66 and higher. One of the most impressive examples of this New Orleans Mint Morgan dollar that we have handled in recent year, this coin is sure to appeal to discerning collectors.PCGS# 7090. NGC ID: 253V. http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/7090http://www.ngccoin.com/NGCCoinExplorer/CoinDetail.aspxUCID=253V
PCGS Population: 37; 7 finer.