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: $15.03 (8/23/2014)
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

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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: 4494
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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8/26/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131434/Lot# 27280
9/6/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1209/Lot# 4844
9/6/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8264
9/6/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8263


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
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Price
11/21/2002 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2002 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #304, 304/Lot# 6687 $2,990.00
2/7/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #27, 31/Lot# 637 $276.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2013 $2,530.00
12/3/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 December Houston, TX US Coin Auction #1132, 1132/Lot# 8474 $299.00
10/2/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Teletrade Auction 3147, 3147/Lot# 2561 $50.00
11/29/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1177/Lot# 10231 $176.25
2/17/2013 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/17/2013, 62/Lot# 93192 $58.30
7/11/2014 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6628 $182.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 O S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base143163175248278395575715783882121915582009249536205466104301164311754167475556699760
15016719925831745562273881699413321708217128704235712110834116801341829687702970
0000006227388169941332170821712870423571211083411680134182968700
00000066876084911071445185923333245485187751123911717150834262600
1894 O S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16318320127230442362074599012191393275431944694768381061078811754126641792760449108653
1701892252833444896628271066127718472901369456907824900011110120571441832101765170
000000662827106612771847290136945690782490001111012057144183210100
000000703908114313352300304741946687796598941143212361161734627500
1894 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base183201220288320450663820105112711472300934474935809685351114713914179272465680176134561
1892072432993635217158971124133819843155394359898242940612069152522017043163983040
000000715897112413381984315539435989824294061206915252201704316300
0000007689741198140524973301443970428389102761299216589224136166900
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2009
Owner: Davis Creek Trust
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2009
Owner: RGR67
 
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