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1899-O $1 Micro O (Regular Strike)

Series: Morgan Dollars 1878-1921

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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MINTMARK COMPARISON

MINTMARK COMPARISON

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
87260
Designer:
George T. Morgan
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Weight:
26.73 grams
Mintage:
12,290,000
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Wurt Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 estimated grade
5 MS64+ PCGS grade
5 MS64+ PCGS grade
5 MS64+ PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Wurt Collection

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade
#5 MS64+ PCGS grade
#5 MS64+ PCGS grade
#5 MS64+ PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
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+.