Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 5,708,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.35 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1881 O S$1 MS obverse 1881 O S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While the 1881-O is well-known for its availability in borderline Uncirculated grades, clearly Mint State coins are far more elusive, and Prooflike pieces are even harder to come by. As noted by Q. David Bowers in his series Guide Book, "finding a truly choice example can be a real challenge."

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/11/2014

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1881 O S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 30.00 31.00 32.00 33.00 33.00 35.00 36.00 37.00 40.00 48.00 54.00 60.00 75.00 190 1400 18500 - - - -
$ 37.00 40.00 41.00 42.00 45.00 54.00 60.00 67.00 85.00 255 3550 28500 - -
1881 O S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 58.00 73.00 105 155 360 3800 28500 - - - -
$ - - - - - 65.00 82.00 120 175 460 5300 32500 - -
1881 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 88.00 125 165 375 1300 17750 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 98.00 140 215 445 2350 27300 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 16147
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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1/12/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 10793
1/12/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 10792
1/12/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 10795


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
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2/5/1997 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0917, 917/Lot# 1663 $92.65
1/12/2004 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Bullet Sale #337, 337/Lot# 31593 $155.25
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Deep Prooflike Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1845 $920.00
7/12/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Rocket Sale - Internet Auction # 160, 165/Lot# 5239 $1,012.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2568 $3,290.00
9/7/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 218275 $62.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 O S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123123123127131135143143147151163194216237288597204866166866712477549979
1231231241281321381431441481551732012232543911081357166996952733484960
0000001431441481551732012232543911081357166996952733400
0000001431461501591842092302714941564509367837038754400
1881 O S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1351431511551671751831902012092202302823815159253281780880918382909211585
1381461521591701781851942042132232473154266521710479079028188861999230
0000001851942042132232473154266521710479079028188861900
0000001881972062162272653484707882496629979978285885500
1881 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20121222023024125526527828830131733043753994919696509687572557651831510653
20521522323424625826928129230632136647167612893482663170027387787290940
00000026928129230632136647167612893482663170027387787200
00000027428529731232640150581216294996675371287519809400
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3238
Owner: GSA_Gem_Quest
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2464
Owner: GSA_Gem_Quest
 
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