Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 7,954,529
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.17 (7/5/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1891 O S$1 MS obverse 1891 O S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the 1891-O is not the highest mintage O-mint Morgan dollar, the 7.9 million pieces produced this year seem to have overwhelmed the New Orleans Mint's quality control procedures.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/17/2015

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1891 O S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 34.00 36.00 37.00 38.00 41.00 42.00 55.00 100.00 200 235 360 875 7600 42500 - - - -
$ - - - 65.00 125 230 325 465 2850 14500 - - -
1891 O S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 360 600 1550 4400 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - 400 660 2250 6450 - - - -
1891 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 575 1050 3100 7500 41000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - 675 1350 3750 10000 70000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4688
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/26/2003 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1811, 1811/Lot# 1833 $495.00
2/5/2006 NGC MS 63   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 242 $230.00
6/11/2007 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 149, 154/Lot# 1790 $241.50
12/3/2009 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 December Houston, TX US Coin Auction #1132, 1132/Lot# 8441 $345.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1702 $287.50
5/8/2011 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/08/2011, 114/Lot# 8180 $40.50
8/29/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3497, 6051/Lot# 22189 $293.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 O S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123123139147151155163167171201351539620695925158347809046936196851047413233
123128142148152158164168181251414566645772114426496202915194699948113940
00000016416818125141456664577211442649620291519469994800
000000166170191301476593670848136437147624925695771021100
1891 O S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base381398415431448466484505524544565586925127121613601376139274097427347076264
3874044204374544724915115315515726991040156826413654381639844156441852260
0000004915115315515726991040156826413654381639844156441800
0000004985185375585798121156186431213708387240404214456200
1891 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5936156376616847117357627898178468741239175330574565892993909868103641119414088
6006226456696937197447717988278559961410218835606020908395491003310641121590
000000744771798827855996141021883560602090839549100331064100
0000007537808088368651117158226224062747492369709101991091700
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4780
Owner: Ramundo
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 4780
Owner: RCHOOK
 
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