Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 6,090,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $19.08 (9/22/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1882 O/S $1 MS obverse 1882 O/S $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

In 1882, the New Orleans Mint struck just over six million Morgan dollars. At the time, all dies were made at the Philadelphia Mint, where the mint marks were also placed on the dies. This created the opportunity for varieties to occur, and occur they did this year. It seems that three dies originally prepared with the "S" mint mark of San Francisco has the "O" mint mark for New Orleans placed on top of the "S." This created three very popular varieties that are highly sought after today!

Many examples of this date were found in the treasury releases of the mid 20th century. However, few uncirculated examples of the O over S varieties have been found. In fact, these varieties are often found on lower-grade coins, which points to the conclusion that most of the O/S coins were released into circulation soon after striking.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/4/2020

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1882 O/S $1 MS
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Base $ 40.00 45.00 50.00 60.00 70.00 75.00 85.00 100.00 130 220 230 280 700 1730 55000 - - - - -
$ - - 90.00 115 150 - 275 450 950 6250 70000 - - -
1882 O/S $1 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 500 - - - - - - - - - - -
1882 O/S $1 MS DPL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 4000 6000 7500 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4414
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1882 O/S $1 MS
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Base-8101242852603134526818271674494663942359-----4410
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Total-8101242852613134526818271684514714002419-----4431
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1882 O/S $1 MS PL
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Base----------1-----------1
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1882 O/S $1 MS DPL
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1882 O/S $1 MS PL
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Base938969100110341067110311381707192020482226233524642754381760898849102263942572885133245134561
9489801012104510791115132817781963210722622378256131084574700993081995950578930051336840
0000001328177819632107226223782561310845747009930819959505789300500
00000015171849200521672299242126573463533279299767296926173211312500
1882 O/S $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base26812749281928902963303731133189326733473428351035943872439857716105645368167194782910069
2704277228432914298830623138321532943374345535383687404748565882622165746942740685760
0000003138321532943374345535383687404748565882622165746942740600
0000003164324133203401348335663779422353135994633766957068761700
1882 O/S $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231271431552012372722883043815277457939901658264390461007410416107661161914591
1241321471702132492772933304306007618591213198647779389101881053311050126100
000000277293330430600761859121319864777938910188105331105000
000000283299355478672777924143523156912973110302106491133500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 9046
Owner: Ramundo
 
Grade: MS 60 DPL
Points: 3510
Owner: coxe
 
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