Catalog Notes for 1897-O $1 MS: The 1897-O, much like other New Orleans Mint Morgan dollars, is common enough in the circulated grades but is scarce in uncirculated condition. This issue is not struck well, and uncirculated specimens don’t usually possess very good luster. Thus, Gems are extremely rare, though a handful survive up to MS67. PLs and DMPLs are all rare, and none are known in the grade of MS65 or higher.
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Catalog Details

Coin Date: 1897-O
Denom: $1 / Silver dollar
Desg: MS
Mint Mark: O
Mint Location: New Orleans
Mintage: 4,004,000
Coinage Type: Morgan
Coinage Years: 1878-1921
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 38.1 mm
Weight: 26.73 gr
Designer: George T. Morgan
Edge: Reeded
Catalog #: 7248