DESCRIPTION Colorful Gem 1880-O DollarAmong the Finest Known1880-O Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-65 (PCGS).
Here is a stunning example of this leading condition rarity from the earliest years of the Morgan dollar series. A kaleidoscope of neon color dazzles across the obverse, boasting rich shades of emerald green, magenta and gold. The reverse is largely brilliant and snow-white, framed by subtle golden toning at the rim. Sharply struck and lustrous with very strong eye appeal for an issue that is typically offered no finer than MS-64. This MS-65 (PCGS) ranks among the most desirable survivors and only 10 have been graded finer by PCGS through MS-66.
The 1880-O was not widely represented in the Treasury Department releases of the 1960s and it remains a surprising condition rarity compared to the surrounding issues. Over 5.3 million 1880-O dollars were struck in New Orleans and just about 120,000 Uncirculated examples remain for today's collectors. The vast majority of these are in grades of MS-63 or lower due to significant bagmarks and other signs of improper storage. The 1880-O becomes a significant challenge in MS-64 and becomes rare at the Gem level with only about 100 coins known. With beautiful toning and superior surface quality, this piece is surely a significant prize for PCGS Registry Set participants.PCGS# 7114
.NGC ID: 2543
PCGS Population: 45; 10 finer.