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: $13.58 (10/21/2014)
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: 9/11/2014

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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 3300 28500 - -
1881 O S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 58.00 73.00 105 155 360 3600 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: 16039
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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11/10/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1211/Lot# 4558


Auction Prices Realized

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5/20/1998 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1051, 1051/Lot# 1825 $29.75
6/1/2004 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24062, 24062/Lot# 11760 $120.75
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1847 $1,380.00
2/12/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 334, 340/Lot# 5954 $172.50
1/15/2012 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/15/2012, 3/Lot# 29290 $260.15
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24853 $50.60
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 3109 $1,175.00
6/1/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 192988 $68.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 O S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333320375976768511129815684064640096562017638045
3333333825446476799317372124004842748513162261320
000000382544647679931737212400484274851316200
000000314315170768210223511443232562185701666900
1881 O S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base131139143151159167175186194205212223262330502908379671007543110472506447196
133140145153161169178188197207215236284387637187048977247871115719324410
00000017818819720721523628438763718704897724787111571900
00000018219120120921924930744477228335998739598792039100
1881 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20121222023024125526527828830131733035447194918786779715511047158263687369527
20421422323324525826928129230632133839363012583511690484521264022841477570
0000002692812923063213383936301258351169048452126402284100
0000002732842963113253464327891568514570299749142332985700
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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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