My Morgan Collection Part 18 (1899-S - 1900-S)
The 1899-S is certainly a better date but, like most S mints, they were well-made with good strikes and luster when you can find them. This is another coin with little premium for PL. My example is bright with clean fields, but little cameo, as is common for these.
1900 Morgans are priced at just above common but don’t seem to appear as often as the O mint of the same year (much like 1888 and 1898). They are extremely difficult to find with mirrors and I’ve only seen two really beautifully toned examples (this one and the Sunnywood coin), although @BryceM has a very pretty one too.
1900 MS64+ CAC
The 1900-O is a common date. PLs are not too hard but DMPLs are rare. In fact, all of the 20th century O mint coins are frequently encountered in gem and higher and they are usually pretty well struck and very lustrous. There are a handful of nicely toned 00-Os. It’s a challenge but not nearly as hard as the P mint (and forget about the S mint).
1900-O MS66 CAC
The 1900-O/CC is an amazing curiosity. Seven years after the last Morgans were struck at Carson City, a couple of old dies (yes, there is more than one!) wound up in New Orleans. The CC mintmark is very easily identifiable and the coin qualities are similar to the regular issue, so you can locate a nice example at a reasonable price.
1900-O/CC MS63 CAC
The 1900-S is not hard to find around the 63-65 range and the coins were well-made. DMPLs are exceedingly rare (9 at PCGS) yet PLs don’t command much of a premium even though they are still fairly scarce (about 220 at PCGS). I am unaware of a beautifully toned example. This is the second 64PL I have had. The first one was in an old ANACS holder. I liked the coin but didn’t feel like trying to cross it for my registry set.
Thanks again for reading! Please post your thoughts and/or Morgans of your own from this range.