Morgan silver dollar mintages steadily rose in the 1880s, when silver was still pouring out of the great Western mines. But unlike other coins of the day, many Morgans were held in reserve at banks and issuing mints. And vast quantities of these Morgans were later lost in government melts. So original mintages can be very deceiving in relation to the actual number of Morgans now surviving for individual issues. Just 2% of this issues original mintage may survive in mint-state quality. Our Brilliant Uncirculated quality has nice original luster and no sign of wear (some bags marks are present, as is normal).