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1882 Morgan Error "O" Over "O"
1882 Morgan Error "O" Over "O"


 
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Our Price: $99.95
Year: 1882
Mint(s): O over O
Composition: .900 Pure Silver
Diameter: 38.1 mm

Product Code: 25228
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The Famous 'Re-Struck' Morgan Dollar Error

The #1 vintage United States coin is the Morgan Dollar. The silver dollar of the "wild west", pursued by the likes of Jesse James, Butch Cassidy and many others... today it could be you !!!

It was authorized and first struck after the passing of the Bland-Allison act in 1878 and was struck until 1904 when our silver supply was exhausted. Over it's 28 year history it was struck at 5 different US Mints; The Philadelphia ( no mint mark ), Denver ( D - 1921 only ), New Orleans ( O ), San Francisco ( S ) and the fabled Carson City ( CC ).

So, just how did this happen? Well, the U.S. Mint in New Orleans was typically known as the ‘Hand-Me-Down’ Mint due to most of its production machinery and dies coming from the other more prominent mints (Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Carson City) ... as a result, their coins typically didn't have the strongest strikes when compared to their non-southern counterparts.

After producing a number of 1882 'O' Morgan Dollars, the Mint employees noticed that the mint mark was barely visible! Worried that this would cause confusion or claims of counterfeiting, they decided to re-strike the coins again, but this time they chose to ONLY re-strike the mint mark itself! Their attempt to only re-strike a small part of the coin led to the creation of one of the hardest to spot Error coins in the market today!

Just take a look at how scarce these are! The 1882 'O' Morgan Dollar had a mintage of just 6,090,000 which might sound like a lot, but when you take into account how few of these error coins have been found, their rarity is obvious! The expert graders over at ANACS have found just over 1,000 of these hard to find New Orleans Errors ... that means that just ONE in every 5,501 1882 'O' Morgan Dollars exist as an O over O error!

Each of our coins is authenticated by ANACS, the oldest independent certification service in the industry as a "Genuine" and will arrive to you protected by a felt pouch.

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