Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 8,725,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.28 (8/3/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1883 O S$1 MS obverse 1883 O S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Wayne Miller asserts that the 1883-O is one of the seven most common Morgan Dollars in Mint State along with the 1881-S, 1884-O, 1885-O, 1886, 1887, and 1921. Current NGC and PCGS population data upholds this assertion, but only for coins that grade MS 60-65. At the MS 67 level, the '83-O is a significant rarity, and neither service has seen a single coin finer. The large number (8.7 million pieces) of coins produced resulted in a wide variety of striking quality for this issue.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/12/2015

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1883 O S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 30.00 31.00 32.00 33.00 35.00 36.00 37.00 40.00 53.00 58.00 70.00 90.00 190 355 3600 - - -
$ - - - - - - 65.00 78.00 100.00 250 675 6800 -
1883 O S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 65.00 77.00 130 180 350 1600 - - - -
$ - - - - - 73.00 85.00 155 250 500 2450 - -
1883 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 90.00 125 235 500 1600 8000 - - - -
$ - - - - - 100.00 140 305 775 2300 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 123690
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/3/2004 PCGS MS 65   Deep Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2004 June Long Beach Signature Sale #349, 349/Lot# 9725 $805.00
3/20/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 79, 84/Lot# 813 $33.35
10/3/2010 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2935, 2935/Lot# 2485 $80.50
11/28/2010 NGC MS 62   Prooflike Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 210121/Lot# 20135 $69.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 982 $1,092.50
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2150 $222.00
8/31/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 173470 $240.00
5/31/2015 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3532, 6101/Lot# 20530 $411.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 O S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12312312312713113515115115115116319420923027233658691634478428914111643
12312312412813214015115115115517319921624429341969617605107866699750
00000015115115115517319921624429341969617605107866600
00000015115115115918420422325831550380626036768890300
1883 O S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514315115516717518319020120922023025529543759790821973826399344065891
138146152159170178185194204213223238268342490701133827403882413149010
000000185194204213223238268342490701133827403882413100
000000188197206216227247282390544804176732833937426800
1883 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14715516317118319020120922023024125129840963110662161486560899234999712664
15015816617518519420421322323424426733548377614313062527371379488108860
0000002042132232342442673354837761431306252737137948800
0000002062162272372482823725579211796396456818186974300
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Grade: MS 65 DPL
Points: 3062
Owner: Ramundo
 
Grade: MS 66 PL
Points: 2197
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
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