1886-O New Orleans Morgan Silver Dollar, About Uncirculated. In 1886, the New Orleans Mint struck nothing but Morgan silver dollars, but relatively few seem to have been kept in storage or a phenomenally high proportion were lost in later melts. Just 1% of this issue's mintage is estimated to remain today. Brilliant Uncirculated specimens are notoriously tough to find, which puts added pressure on circulated grades. Mint-state specimens sell for about $2,750! At less than one tenth of the price of the BU, this one-grade-lower About Uncirculated quality features original mint luster with traces of wear only at the highest points.
1928 Philadelphia Peace Silver Dollar, About Uncirculated. When the series began, Congress imposed a quota on the number of Peace dollars to be produced. By 1928, the limit was reached and the Philadelphia Mint's output that year was abruptly stopped at merely 360,649 by far the lowest mintage of the series. Mint state specimens of this issue sell for nearly $1,200 each, making About Uncirculated quality a more affordable option for collectors.