History, Information, and Value of 1895 Morgan Dollar
Value of 1895-O Morgan Silver Dollar
From a numismatic standpoint, the quality of the coiners’ work at the New Orleans Mint this year was shoddy. Workers, knowing that most of these 1895-O Morgan Silver Dollars were not wanted and would likely go into bulk storage, had little incentive to create quality coinage. To produce as many coins as possible with the least attention to the presses, the coiners spaced dies too far apart to minimize die wear and breakage. The result was terrible looking coins. Most are casually struck with a dull luster and as a result, have little to no worth. No proof coins were produced as this was a branch mint.
Find Yourself a Nice Coin Because it Will be Affordable: The date can be found in just about any grade from well-worn to choice AU. No need to settle for a lower grade piece as AU is affordable and attractive coins can be had at that level.
Higher Grades Don’t Come Often So Grab Them if They Come Up: This scarce date can be hunted down in MS-60 to 62 with some frequency, but above that the date is not so easily found. Examples are not inexpensive, especially above MS-63. We like the MS-63 grade for this date, but look for a coin with some hair details above Liberty’s ear and strong breast feathers on the reverse-find this combination and you will have a superior-quality 1895-O Morgan dollar to crow about.
The obverse text on the Morgan Dollar reads “Liberty; E Pluribus Unum; 1895.” The reverse text on the Liberty dollar reads “United States of America; In God We Trust; One Dollar; O.” The obverse of the silver one dollar coin has a bust of a female facing the left wearing a cap and small crown, with flowers tucked in her hair and stars surrounding the border. The reverse of the Morgan Dollar has an eagle in the center with its wings spread and a wreath surrounding.
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