1883-O Morgan Dollar


The 1883-O Morgan Dollar

Morgan Silver Dollar dated 1883 and minted at the New Orleans branch of the US Mint. The coin is named after the designer, George T. Morgan, who at the time was United States Mint Assistant Engraver.

The 1883-O is easy to find and can usually be purchased at a reasonable price.

Mint marks can be found above the DO in DOLLAR. If no mint mark is present then the mint is Philadelphia, but in 1883 it may be CC (Carson City), S (San Francisco) or O (New Orleans).

The Obverse shows an image of Liberty, designed by George T Morgan.

The edge is reeded (milled).

The Reverse shows an eagle holding arrows and an olive branch, also designed by George T Morgan.

Image credit: Mountain View Coins.


Mintage: 8,725,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at US Mint - New Orleans.
Remember 1883 ?
Monarch is Queen Victoria. Prime Minister is William Ewart Gladstone (Liberal). US President is Chester A. Arthur (R-New York). The GPO (General Post Office) officially renames "letter carrier" to "Postman". Brooklyn Bridge is opened, it took 13 years to build. Robert Louis Stevenson publishes Treasure Island. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show opens In Omaha, Nebraska.
General Description: Morgan Dollars

The Morgan Dollar was a USA silver coin minted from 1878 to 1904 and then again in 1921. It had a currency value of one US dollar. In 2021, a .999 Silver Morgan Dollar was released to mark the 100th anniversary of the last Morgan Dollar.

The name Morgan derives from the designer George T. Morgan (1845-1925). Morgan was originally from Birmingham, England, where he worked with William Wyon but moved to America in 1876 to become the assistant engraver at the US Mint. The image of Liberty was modelled by a Philadelphia school teacher named Anna Willess Williams.

Morgan later became Chief Engraver of the U.S.Mint from 1917 until 1925 and he is probably best known for the Morgan Dollar, although he designed many other coins too. You can see a small 'M' on the truncation of the neck.

The Morgan Dollar was brought about due to the Bland–Allison Act of 1878 and during the early days the coin was often referred to as the Bland Dollar (after Richard P. Bland who introduced the Bill), although some called it the buzzard dollar as they disliked the image of the eagle.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 38.1 mm
  • Thickness: 2.4 mm
  • Weight: 26.73 g
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90% (Copper 10%)
In all, over 650 million Morgan Dollars were minted. They were made in five different mints:

  • Philadelphia (No mint mark, although modern coins use 'P')
  • New Orleans (Mint mark = 'O')
  • San Francisco (Mint mark = 'S')
  • Carson City (Mint mark = 'CC')
  • Denver (in 1921 only: Mint mark = 'D')

The Morgan Dollar remains a popular coin with collectors and investors.

We have a few articles on Morgan Dollars:

Which Mint: US Mint - New Orleans
The US Mint branch at New Orleans, Louisiana, produced coins between 1838-1861 and 1879-1909. It produced more than 400 million coins in gold and silver. The mint mark is 'O'.
Country of Origin: United States of America
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a constitutional federal republic composed of 50 states. It's currency is the Dollar (USD $1) and that is equivalent to 100 cents.

The United States mints many famous coins in gold, silver and lesser metals. The USA has several Mints, such as Philadelphia, San Francisco, West Point (NY) and Denver.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the Morgan Dollars page on eBay UK

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UK On eBay UK:
1883-O Morgan Dollar PCGS MS63 Colorful Rainbow Toned w/Video
1883-O Morgan Dollar PCGS MS63 Colorful Rainbow Toned w/Video
£ 312.36
USA 1883O morgan silver dollar
USA 1883O morgan silver dollar
£ 145.00
USA 1883O SILVER MORGAN DOLLAR IN NEAR MINT CONDITION
USA 1883O SILVER MORGAN DOLLAR IN NEAR MINT CONDITION
£ 75.00
USA 1883O morgan silver dollar
USA 1883O morgan silver dollar
£ 40.00
1883 O USA Morgan Silver Dollar A/UNC
1883 O USA Morgan Silver Dollar A/UNC
£ 42.99
1883-O US Morgan Silver Dollar
1883-O US Morgan Silver Dollar
£ 59.99
1883-O PCGS Silver Morgan Dollar MS61DMPL Deep Mirror Proof Like US Coin
1883-O PCGS Silver Morgan Dollar MS61DMPL Deep Mirror Proof Like US Coin
£ 217.49
Genuine 1883-O Silver Morgan Dollar USA coin
Genuine 1883-O Silver Morgan Dollar USA coin
£ 120.00

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