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U.S. Coin Values: Morgan Dollars.

About 1888-O $1 Scar Face, VAM-1B

The 1888-O Scar Face Morgan dollar is an exceptionally popular variety showcasing a die crack that runs across Miss Liberty's face, spanning from the obverse rim in the 10 o'clock position down through Liberty's lower hair curls and beyond. Some of these pieces are early state die cracks, others late to terminal, and it is the latter versions that are normally considered true scar face coins, with prices conceivably higher for those pieces where the die crack is not nearly as evident. Understandably, as this variety is a result of a die in a late stage of life and PLs and DMPLs are created with new dies, there are no PLs or DMPLs known for this variety.

Obverse: Portrait of Liberty centered. On the left are found 7 stars with the words E*PLURIBUS*UNUM followed by 6 stars on the right. The date is positioned at the bottom.

Reverse: The heraldic eagle is centered holding a bunch of arrows and branch surrounded by and olive leaves. The words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA * ONE DOLLAR frame the periphery. Mint mark, if any, appears above the letters DO of DOLLAR.

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Coin Date: 1888-O
Denomination: $1 / Silver dollar
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: O
Mint Location: New Orleans
Coinage Type: Morgan
Coinage Years: 1878-1921
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Variety 2: Scar Face, VAM-1B
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 38.1 mm
Fineness: 0.9
Weight: 26.73 gr
Designer: George T. Morgan
Edge: Reeded
PCGS #: 87184
NGC ID: 2556
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