1899-O $1 Micro O AU58

CERTIFICATION#: 25368902
PCGS#: 87260

Owner's Comments

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Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1899-O Micro O has a very tiny mintmark on the reverse that is much smaller than the mintmarks normally used on Silver Dollars.  Breen wondered whether the Micro O was a mintmark from a Quarter Dollar.  Micro O's comprise three different VAM varieties: VAM 4, 5, and 6. The 1899-O Micro O is a legitimate variety and should not be confused with the counterfeit Micro O's of 1896, 1900 and 1902.

The 1899-O Micro O is not nearly as rare as it once was believed to be, but because of the tremendous collector demand for Morgan Dollars, interesting varieties such as this are snapped up.  As of September 2011, PCGS had certified over 600 1899-O Micro O Dollars, but only 29 were Mint State.  The finest example certified by PCGS is a single MS-65+.

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters Designer: George T. Morgan Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 12,290,000 Weight: 26.73 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
1
2
53
3
3
37
9
45+
148
50+
210
53+
260
55+
375
58+
850
60
1,100
2
61
1,500
3
62+
2,900
1
63
4,500
9
63+
5,750
64+
1
65
2
65+
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 2 / 117 TIE 2 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 525 R-5.9 5 / 117 5 / 117
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 9 / 117 TIE 9 / 117 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 estimated grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 estimated grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade