Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 11,875,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.22 (4/16/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1889 O S$1 MS obverse 1889 O S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This high mintage issue (11.8 million pieces), was both widely distributed at the time of issue and also paid out in bag quantities beginning as early as 1938. But the 1889-O is not known for its availability (which it is), but rather its poor striking quality. The result of this lack of details has the same effect, however, as a lack of availability, i.e., very few pieces qualify at the Gem level.

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Price Guide

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1889 O S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 34.00 36.00 38.00 40.00 40.00 43.00 48.00 55.00 80.00 170 190 280 415 950 7900 20500 - - - -
$ 45.00 48.00 54.00 63.00 105 200 240 325 500 1875 10250 25000 - -
1889 O S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 125 190 280 375 600 1550 8500 - - - - -
$ - - - - 140 225 325 475 850 2050 11500 - - -
1889 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 175 275 385 875 1650 6650 19250 56250 - - - -
$ - - - - 200 325 475 1100 2500 8150 24500 61000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4238
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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4/22/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131416/Lot# 20223
4/27/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1204/Lot# 5293


Auction Prices Realized

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6/12/1996 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0849, 849/Lot# 1739 $152.60
8/17/1996 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Signature Sale #163, 163/Lot# 8794 $3,080.00
7/20/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 July New York, NY Signature Sale #320, 320/Lot# 7209 $747.50
6/26/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 260, 266/Lot# 5925 $767.05
9/14/2008 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1057 $12,650.00
8/7/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1232 $3,450.00
10/23/2011 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131144/Lot# 21546 $50.00
12/9/2012 PCGS Genuine F   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/09/2012, 52/Lot# 88777 $31.00
6/5/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1186/Lot# 8628 $381.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 O S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333102167255311311360570941289045526820102262694549844
333333336123196273311327430693159034445308795515799345780
00000033612319627331132743069315903444530879551579900
00000036914522529231134350081722403998606490902137200
1889 O S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331021672553113113606741206371260897960117543248760180
333333336123196273311327464851204145046712922418665417180
00000033612319627331132746485120414504671292241866500
0000003691452252923113435691028287652967336104892557600
1889 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333102167255311311360136321175109796011754167474669886686
33333333612319627331132769416143114605992241341826730600270
0000003361231962733113276941614311460599224134182673000
000000369145225292311343102818654111700910489150823671400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4552
Owner: MLMM Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 990
Owner: RJ JR
 
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