The Morgan Dollar, designed by George T. Morgan, was minted from 1878 to 1904 and for one final year in 1921. The three Morgan Dollars in this set were struck in 1883, 1884, and 1885, all at the legendary New Orleans Mint. Each of these stunning Morgan Dollars is a unique one-of-a-kind piece due to its vibrant toning. Toning is a process that takes place over the course of many years and slowly gives a vast array of colors to certain metals. Out of the coins in this set, none of them have a population higher than 2% of their entire mintage in their grade.
The 83-O and 85-O Morgan Dollars in this set both exhibit absolutely stunning rainbow crescents of toning. Crescent toning occurs when two coins are overlapping during the toning process. The result is a crescent moon of vibrant colors. In this case, these crescents are composed of sky blue, lemon yellow, sunset orange, magenta, emerald, violet and cyan. As for the 1884-O, it showcases a beautiful array of beach tones, including amber, sky blue, ocean blue, and sunset orange.