Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,723,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.24 (4/25/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1894 O S$1 MS obverse 1894 O S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1894-O dollar is one of the most important condition rarities in the series, with only a few Gem pieces certified.

Today, there is great interest in high quality examples of this date, and most collectors understand the elusive nature of Gem or near-Gem specimens, although that was not always the case. The mintage was over 1.7 million coins, and an adequate supply of coins remained available into the 1960s, with many being unwanted due to the poor strike. Further from Bowers, in A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars: 'Although few accounts exist of Treasury payouts of 1894-O dollars, the variety was not in great demand, possibly because of the poor appearance of most pieces, and thus market levels were low through the 1940s. In the early 1950s several bags surfaces, giving dealers an adequate supply. More were part of the Treasury release of 1962 through 1964, but interest remained apathetic.'

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/10/2014

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1894 O S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 40.00 53.00 63.00 72.00 110 110 245 280 300 560 850 1350 2050 4450 11500 63500 87500 - - - -
$ 130 280 310 400 650 1000 1600 3300 5500 22000 70000 - - -
1894 O S$1 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 560 - 2500 3400 8000 27300 - - - - - - -
$ - - - 650 - 2700 3900 - - - - - - -
1894 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 11250 27000 - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 15000 30000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4258
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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11/22/2009 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2774, 2774/Lot# 3295 $3,105.00
6/21/2010 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 490, 496/Lot# 529 $161.00
7/11/2010 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210073, 210073/Lot# 24642 $172.50
9/11/2011 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131138/Lot# 28425 $89.00
1/29/2012 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 879 $287.50
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(2), 1173/Lot# 4175 $1,292.50
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24962 $225.60
5/19/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/19/2013, 75/Lot# 93082 $220.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 O S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333332013667018741092121912191817280734477651998111754167475556699760
33333692564777589461134121914182147302048488427105721341829686702970
000000256477758946113412191418214730204848842710572134182968600
0000003115898161019117612191617247732336249920411163150824262600
1894 O S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333201366701874109212191219181728604290829311047126641792760449108653
33333692564777589461134121914182164333656249211115861441832101765170
000000256477758946113412191418216433365624921111586144183210100
00000031158981610191176121916172512381369581012912125161724627500
1894 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333201366701874109212191219181745656400870613914179272465680176134561
333336925647775894611341219141827335176716810442152512017043162983040
0000002564777589461134121914182733517671681044215251201704316200
00000031158981610191176121916173649578879371217816589224136166900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 7651
Owner: MLMM Collection
 
Grade: VG 8
Points: 1393
Owner: GSA_Gem_Quest
 
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