1880 Morgan Silver Dollar New Orleans Mint - NGC AU 53 With Mint Luster
Description: Silver 1880 about uncirculated Morgan Dollar from the New Orleans Mint. The coin is graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being About Uncirculated 53 and is encapsulated in a slab. The coin itself is better than the photos suggest and has much of its original mint luster. The coin shows all the details with minimum wear commensurate with its circulated state. On the obverse you can see the hair lines in liberty's head, the word LIBERTY is all there in her crown, the cap and the flowers in it, and all the facial details. The reverse shows the eagle's feathers on the neck, wings, chest, legs, and tail with no losses. The grade is most likely due to the condition of the fields rather than the wear to the coin, which is minimal. The coin is beautiful, shiny and has great eye appeal. These coins were designed by George T. Morgan and hence their name "Morgan Dollar". Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Mint: New Orleans.
Size and Weight: 26.73 grams of 0.90 Silver, is 38.1 mm in diameter and has a reeded edge.
References: Page 222 in "2012 US Coin R. S. Yeoman (The Official Red Book), 65th edition, Kenneth Bressett, editor, Published by Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, GA." Page 126 in "2011 US Coin Digest, David Harper Editor and Henry Miller Market Analyst, 9th Edition, Krause Publication, Iola, WI."
Condition: The coin is graded AU 53 by NGC and comes encased in a slab marked as such. The coin is much better looking than the photos suggest and has most if not all of its original mint luster. It does have scratches and bag marks throughout the fields, but has minimum to no wear commensurate with its about uncirculated state. Please see photos for additional condition information. A definite quality and beautiful coin.
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