1885-O Morgan Silver Dollar
- Mintage of 9,185,000
- Certified grade: MS65 Star NGC
- Weight: 26.73 grams
- 0.900 silver content (0.7734 asw)
The 1885-O Morgan Silver Dollar, graded at MS65* by NGC and boasting a stunning crescent rainbow toning, is a magnificent piece of numismatic artistry. It exemplifies the craftsmanship of the 19th century United States Mint. The coin, struck in New Orleans (hence the O mintmark), represents a piece of American coinage history.
However, what truly sets this coin apart is its exceptional toning. The enchanting crescent rainbow that adorns one side of the coin is a natural phenomenon caused by the coin’s chemical interaction with its environment over a century. The dye-tones of violet, blue, and emerald green are vivid and dramatic, making this particular piece a sought-after treasure for discerning collectors. The MS65* designation from NGC confirms the coin’s gem condition, further enhancing its value and desirability.