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Obverse of 1882-O Morgan Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1882-O Morgan Silver Dollar


1882-O SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7136, 7137, 97137, 7138, 87138

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 6,090,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans) beneath the bow on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
NGC MS-65 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1725, "O/O Recut Mintmark, VAM-7" @ $522.50 "to the book"

Recent appearances:
ANACS MS-65 DMPL.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6425, plated, sold for $1,610.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6276, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6277, not illustrated, sold for $431.25

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6278, "O/O, VAM-7", not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8256, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8257, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8258, not illustrated, sold for $511.75

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6424, not illustrated, sold for $523.25

NGC MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8259, "Vam-7, O/O", not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6423, "O/O", not illustrated, sold for $460.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 947, not illustrated, sold for $489.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 303, not illustrated, sold for $483.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3618, "O/S Weak", illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6275, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8260, "O/S", illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6426, "O/S", plated, sold for $2,070.00  From the Gary Wolkwitz Collection

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6427, "O/S", not illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 304, "O/S", illustrated, sold for $2,127.50

MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 305, "O/S", illustrated, sold for $2,127.50

MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 306, "O/S", illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3619, "O/S Overmintmark", not illustrated, not sold

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 456, "O/S" Not sold

ANACS MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2042, "O over S", not illustrated, sold for $172.00

Varieties:
The mintmark on this date is sometimes seen punched over a prior "S".  This variety is scarce in Mint State and none have been graded by PCGS in Gem condition or as a Prooflike or Deep Mirror Prooflike.

Notes:
The 1882-O Morgan Silver Dollar is common in Uncirculated condition but becomes scarce in Gem condition.  Prooflikes and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are scarce, but available.  The most common Uncirculated grade is MS-63, followed by MS-64.  The finest examples certified by PCGS are a single MS-68, a single MS-66 Prooflike, and a single MS-66 Deep Mirror Prooflike.

The finest "O/S" examples graded by PCGS are 138 MS-64's.

The finest "O/S Weak" examples graded by PCGS are 17 MS-64's. 

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service