Only 2.9 million of these first O-mint issues were struck at the reconstituted New Orleans Mint in 1879. During that same year, 14.8 million were struck at Philadelphia and 9.1 million at San Francisco. Today it's estimated that 18 times more 1879-S Morgan BUs survive than 1879-O BUs! One reason is that more O-mint issues entered circulation to help revive the southern economy devastated by the Civil War. This Extra Fine quality features sharp designs and light wear at the highest points. You'd pay four figures for a BU issue!