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1881-O Morgan Silver Dollar Value

Mintage: 5,708,000

Finest Known: MS66 (NGC) MS66+ (PCGS)

Auction Record: $39,950 (MS66+)

The 1881-O Morgan dollar saw much of its $5.7 million mintage enter circulation. The economic recovery after the Panic of 1873 increased the demand for currency, and New Orleans was best situated to serve the South. The New Orleans Mint had to increase silver dollar production over the scheduled amount to keep up with demand.

The Value of a 1881-O Morgan Dollar

Even though most 1881-O Morgan dollars entered circulation, examples in low- to mid-Mint State are easy to acquire. Since the finest known 1881-O Morgans are MS66 (40-ish graded) and MS66+ (9 graded), most collectors have to settle for MS65. The relative rarity of this grade explains the tenfold increase in price between the MS65 for this date.

The strike of 1881-O Morgan dollar varies. Similar to most New Orleans mintages, cherrypicking is advised.

1881-O Morgan Dollar Price Guide

Circulated Grades

Very Fine 25 Extremely Fine 45 About Uncirculated 55
$45 $46 $47

Uncirculated (Mint State) Grades

Mint State 61Mint State 63Mint State 65Auction Record (MS66+)
$59$74$845$39,950

The information on this page does not constitute an offer to buy or sell the coin(s) referred to. Statistics are for Mint State coins only. Proof and prooflike examples of this issue may have greater or lesser "finest known" and different record auction prices.

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