From 1879 to 1904, the New Orleans Mint contributed to the production of Silver Morgan Dollars for circulation use in the United States. The New Orleans Mint missed just two years of issue in the series, the first release in 1878 and the final release in 1921. To honor the centennial of that last issue in 1921, the US Mint released commemorative silver bullion Morgan Dollars in 2021. Included in that release was an O Privy Morgan Dollar to honor the New Orleans Mint. Now, 2021 O Privy Silver Morgan Dollars are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com in perfect condition.
- Coins ship to you in NGC protective plastic slabs!
- Centennial issue of the Silver Morgan Dollar design!
- Features an O privy mark in honor of the New Orleans Mint!
- Availability of certified perfect coins is limited!
- Consists of .858 Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release specimen.
- The obverse has a portrait of Liberty.
- On the reverse is the heraldic eagle.
- Inspired by the original George T. Morgan designs.
The New Orleans Mint opened in 1838 as the southern-most branch facility of the United States Mint. It opened alongside two purpose-built branch mints on the East Coast. The Charlotte Mint was built around the same time in North Carolina to take advantage of local sources of gold to produce gold coinage for the United States. The Dahlonega Mint was opened in Georgia specifically for gold coining and assaying.
From 1838 to 1861, the New Orleans Mint struck nearly every denomination and metal of US coinage available in the 19th century. It closed during the Civil War and Reconstruction, reopening in 1879 and continued operating until 1909 when it closed permanently. In its history, the New Orleans Mint issued more than 427 million gold and silver coins for the United States. This included Silver Morgan Dollars it produced between 1879 and 1904.
The obverse of these 2021 O Privy Silver Morgan Dollars features George T. Morgan’s original depiction of Liberty. This left-profile portrait of Liberty includes the laurel wreath and coronet crown on her head.
On the reverse side of 2021 O Privy Silver Morgan Dollar Coins is the heraldic eagle. Also designed by Morgan in 1878, it depicts the bald eagle as it clutches the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace.
These 2021 O Privy Silver Morgan Dollars are available in perfect condition. Mint State 70 coins showcase full, original mint luster and have no detractions present. The Early Release label means these specimens were received by the NGC within 30 days of release from the US Mint. These coins were struck at the Philadelphia Mint with a commemorative O privy mark on the reverse in honor of the New Orleans Mint.
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