BEAUTIFUL GEM/BU 1880-O MICRO "O" MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 27, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

Take a look at this 1880-O Micro "O" Morgan Silver Dollar! This coin, in our opinion, is in GEM/BU condition with amazing details and wonderful eye appeal. There is one small toned spot on the obverse, besides that it is a beautiful bright white coin. Enjoy the pictures we took for you! We are sure you will like what you see!

The Morgan Dollar is named after its designer, George T. Morgan, who designed the obverse and reverse of the coin and were minted from 1878 to 1904 and again for one more year in 1921. The dollar was authorized by the Bland-Allison Act of 1878. It has a fineness of .900, giving a total silver content of 0.77344 troy ounces (24.057 grams) per coin.

The city of New Orleans, Louisiana has been an important commercial center since it was founded in 1718 along the banks of the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. This fact was reinforced when the U.S. Federal Government established a branch mint there on March 3, 1835. New Orleans' strategic location along the Mississippi River made it a magnet for commercial activity. Large quantities of gold from Mexico also passed through its port annually. In the early 19th century, New Orleans, which was the fifth-largest city in the United States until the Civil War, conducted more foreign trade than any other city in the nation. The New Orleans Mint
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