1885 O Morgan Dollar NGC MS63 – Binion Collection Miles Standish

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1885 O Morgan Dollar NGC MS63 – Binion Collection Michael “Miles” Standish Signature
 
About this coin

The iconic Morgan Silver Dollar is one of the most popular Silver coins in the world. This 1885 O Morgan Dollar was struck at the New Orleans Mint, the only U.S. Mint branch to have served under three separate governing bodies; the United States of America, the State of Louisiana, and the Confederate States of America. The building has been used as Confederate lodging, makeshift gallows, a federal prison, a fallout shelter, and twice as a U.S. Mint. Collectors value coins struck at the New Orleans Mint for their rich history and iconic “O” mintmark.

Condition

This coin has is offered in NGC MS63 condition and has been signed by Michael “Miles” Standish, a prominent numismatist, author, coin grader, and authenticator, having handled many of the greatest US rarities such as the finest 1913 Liberty Nickel and the finest 1804 Dollar. and industry innovator. Standish's many contributions to the hobby were recognized in 2011 by US Mint Director Edmund Moy, who presented Standish with the coveted "Director’s Coin for Excellence" medal. This coin has the provenance of belonging to the Binion collection, Ted Binion was the youngest son of casino tycoon Ben Binion, who opened the Binion’s Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas in 1951. Ted grew up working different jobs at his father’s casino and was well-respected for his gambling acumen. Later in life, however, he began associating with a rough crowd, which ultimately led to the loss of his casino license and led to nefarious circumstances surrounding his death. In the wake of Ted’s passing in 1998, law enforcement officials discovered a 12-foot deep vault on his property in Pahrump, Nevada, which held roughly $7 million in treasure including over 100,000 Morgan and Peace silver dollars.

Specifications
 
Date: 1885
Metal: Silver
Weight:0.7734 Troy oz.
Purity: .900
Diameter:38.1
Thickness:3.1
Mint: O

Description

1885 O Morgan Dollar NGC MS63 – Binion Collection Michael “Miles” Standish Signature
 
About this coin

The iconic Morgan Silver Dollar is one of the most popular Silver coins in the world. This 1885 O Morgan Dollar was struck at the New Orleans Mint, the only U.S. Mint branch to have served under three separate governing bodies; the United States of America, the State of Louisiana, and the Confederate States of America. The building has been used as Confederate lodging, makeshift gallows, a federal prison, a fallout shelter, and twice as a U.S. Mint. Collectors value coins struck at the New Orleans Mint for their rich history and iconic “O” mintmark.

Condition

This coin has is offered in NGC MS63 condition and has been signed by Michael “Miles” Standish, a prominent numismatist, author, coin grader, and authenticator, having handled many of the greatest US rarities such as the finest 1913 Liberty Nickel and the finest 1804 Dollar. and industry innovator. Standish's many contributions to the hobby were recognized in 2011 by US Mint Director Edmund Moy, who presented Standish with the coveted "Director’s Coin for Excellence" medal. This coin has the provenance of belonging to the Binion collection, Ted Binion was the youngest son of casino tycoon Ben Binion, who opened the Binion’s Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas in 1951. Ted grew up working different jobs at his father’s casino and was well-respected for his gambling acumen. Later in life, however, he began associating with a rough crowd, which ultimately led to the loss of his casino license and led to nefarious circumstances surrounding his death. In the wake of Ted’s passing in 1998, law enforcement officials discovered a 12-foot deep vault on his property in Pahrump, Nevada, which held roughly $7 million in treasure including over 100,000 Morgan and Peace silver dollars.

Specifications
 
Date: 1885
Metal: Silver
Weight:0.7734 Troy oz.
Purity: .900
Diameter:38.1
Thickness:3.1
Mint: O