About 1879-O BM BM Morgan Dollars (Proof)
This extremely rare branch-mint Morgan dollar proof is perhaps the rarest of all proof Morgans and has an interesting story to tell. It is believed just 12 were minted on February 20, 1879, to commemorate the reopening of the New Orleans Mint following its closure in 1861 at the onset of the Civil War. These O-mint proofs are unknown by a large number of numismatists, and far fewer collectors have even seen one. On the rare occasion they are offered for sale, they inspire great attention in the numismatic media and also command strong bids. One PCGS-grade PR64 specimen realized an outstanding $184,000 at a March 2010 Stack’s-Bowers auction.
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