Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 4,004,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $16.62 (7/13/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 O S$1 MS obverse 1897 O S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like the 1896-O (an issue that is also well represented in this sale), the 1897-O is known for poor striking definition, dull luster, and, as a result, limited eye appeal. On the other hand, most of the Prooflike and Deep Mirror Prooflike coins extant display an exactness of strike that is a radical departure from the norm for the issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/10/2014

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1897 O S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 34.00 36.00 40.00 55.00 55.00 100.00 130 175 340 850 1200 2350 4800 17500 67500 115000 180000 - - -
$ 65.00 120 160 240 400 950 1600 3000 8800 32000 77500 155000 - -
1897 O S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 430 480 575 950 1300 4750 9000 - - - - - - -
$ - - 475 535 650 1050 1900 5750 13000 - - - - -
1897 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 3100 11500 22000 50000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 3600 15000 26000 72500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5941
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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7/15/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131428/Lot# 24582


Auction Prices Realized

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8/6/2001 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2001 Atlanta, GA Signature Sale #267, 267/Lot# 6760 $2,587.50
5/7/2003 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1721, 1721/Lot# 1710 $26.00
5/23/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #40, 44/Lot# 585 $241.50
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 3235 $3,220.00
2/3/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 98708 $46.00
2/22/2013 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7718 $162.15
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2197 $1,930.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2494 $2,585.00
6/29/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 191136 $55.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 O S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333163304672856108712191393160929004719640094509656140034996489401
3333356210426733933113112771465203935065279741695181110525990631090
00000021042673393311311277146520393506527974169518111052599000
000000257549794101011751335153724694112583984339587125543797700
1897 O S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333163304672856108712192464275438175747796012178181252490678181134561
33333562104267339331131163425603108446064849366141602038542664969740
000000210426733933113116342560310844606484936614160203854266400
00000025754979410101175204926573462510372221077216142226456042200
1897 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333163304672856108712193009381750495836824715252249063340599268134561
3333356210426733933113118153278422753116639105821847027739553591110320
0000002104267339331131181532784227531166391058218470277395535900
00000025754979410101175241235474638557374431291721688305727731300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1393
Owner: kgzpop
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 1219
Owner: MWit
 
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