1899-O $1 Micro O PO1 Certification #83208621, PCGS #87260

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+.

PCGS #
87260
Designer
George T. Morgan
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
38.10 millimeters
Weight
26.73 grams
Mintage
12290000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
515
Pop Lower
0
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 5000 R-4.0 2 / 117 TIE 2 / 117 TIE
All Grades 525 R-5.9 5 / 117 5 / 117
60 or Better 12 R-9.5 9 / 117 TIE 9 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 5000
All Grades 525
60 or Better 12
65 or Better R-4.0
All Grades R-5.9
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better 2 / 117 TIE
All Grades 5 / 117
60 or Better 9 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 117 TIE
All Grades 5 / 117
60 or Better 9 / 117 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

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

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