1880 Philadelphia Morgan Silver Dollar, Today it's estimated that as few as 2% of the original 12.6 million Morgans struck by Philadelphia in 1880 may survive in mint-state grades. Although the other branch mints produced far fewer that year, the vast majority of Philadelphia's output was lost in government melts during the world wars. Brilliant Uncirculated.
1881 Philadelphia Morgan Silver Dollar, During the 1880s, massive amounts of silver was mined and transformed into Morgans. With more than enough already in circulation, the surplus of newly-minted coins were sent to storage vaults, where they — much like this 1881 Philadelphia's issue — would suffer great losses in future melts. Lustrous BU quality.