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Obverse of 1887/6-O Morgan Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1887/6-O Morgan Silver Dollar


1887-O SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7176, 7177, 97177, 7178

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 11,550,000
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

Notes:
The 1887-O Morgan Silver Dollar is somewhat scarce in Uncirculated condition and Gems are elusive.  The most "common" Uncirculated grade is MS-63, followed by MS-62 and MS-64, in that order.  Gems and Prooflikes and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are available but not in large quantities.  The finest examples certified by PCGS are 6 MS-66's, a single MS-66 Prooflike, and a single MS-66 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  

One interesting variety is the 1887/6-O, which shows a faint 6 below the second 7 of the date.  There are 59 MS-65's that rank as the finest certified by PCGS.  No Prooflike or Deep Mirror Prooflike examples of the overdate have been certified by PCGS.

 

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Recent appearances:
ANACS MS-65, Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3650, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

ANACS MS-65 DMPL.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6494, plated, sold for $2,185.00

PCGS MS-65.  Offered by North American Certified Trading in the October 22, 2001 issue of Coin World for $3,375.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3649, illustrated, sold for $3,105.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 725, sold for $3,910.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6493, plated, sold for $1,897.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 327, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3032, sold for $5,290.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6311, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

ANACS MS-64 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6312, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8346, "1887/6", illustrated, sold for $6,900.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6495, "1887/6", plated, sold for $8,912.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6491, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6492, not illustrated, sold for $207.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 984, not illustrated, sold for $218.00

PCGS MS-63 Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8344, not illustrated, sold for $161.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6313, "1887/6", not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 491, "1887/6" sold for $1,638.00

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 492, "1887/6" sold for $1,265.00

MS-62 Top 100 Variety.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6906, "VAM-3, 1887/6", not illustrated, sold for $1,523.75

ANACS MS-60.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8345, "1887/6", not illustrated, sold for $264.50

MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2094, "VAM-2, double date", not illustrated, sold for $57.00

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

 

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