Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,744,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.44 (12/27/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1892 O S$1 MS obverse 1892 O S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Treasury release of millions of Morgan dollars in the early 1960s made some rarities within the series become common almost overnight. Without this knowledge, traditional data, such as mintage figures and certified population charts would make little sense. As an example, we compare two issues similar at their time of production. The 1892-O dollar saw a mintage of 2.7 million pieces and, six years later, a total of 4.4 million 1898-O dollars were struck. The mintages are, in the scope of the series and numismatics in general, quite similar, yet the 1898 O-mint Morgans are far more available today. The reason why is explained by Dave Bowers in his Guidebook of Morgan Silver Dollars (2007): 'The 1898-O is the first of the 'big three' rarities released from a long-sealed vault in November 1962 to ignite the great Treasury-release treasure hunt. Previously, in Mint State the 1898-O was a rarity. Today, the 1898-O is plentiful in all grades, including Gem Mint State.' Discussing the current issue, Bowers notes that 'during the 1962 through 1964 Treasury release a deluge issued forth from a vault containing New Orleans coins, put under seal in 1929. However, the 1892-O was not among those found in great quantity.'

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1892 O S$1 MS
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Base $ 29.00 35.00 39.00 42.00 50.00 50.00 75.00 80.00 95.00 105 200 250 340 550 1225 7000 44000 75000 - - -
$ 55.00 83.00 88.00 105 125 230 280 375 675 1950 19850 - - -
1892 O S$1 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4250 8500 - - - - - -
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1892 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 4750 16000 26000 46000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4994
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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12/30/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131452/Lot# 29226


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2/5/2006 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1867 $4,370.00
4/3/2006 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 81: The Leesburg Sale, 86/Lot# 915 $517.50
11/8/2010 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2956, 2956/Lot# 1687 $661.25
6/1/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(2), 1156/Lot# 4044 $5,462.50
6/17/2012 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/17/2012, 27/Lot# 54511 $718.30
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30972 $857.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 O S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123123143159171201220288304351381620725856109519284591916011047114131230415400
12313014816318120724329332036146165576993613732816611497891116911710133360
0000002432933203614616557699361373281661149789111691171000
000000265299335371540690812101516503703763710418112911200700
1892 O S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1977203220882145220322632323238524482512257826442864309833454290447246604853505255437292
1995205121072164222322832344240624692534260027172942318036604351453547244919521661260
0000002344240624692534260027172942318036604351453547244919521600
0000002364242724912556262227913020326339754411459747894986537900
1892 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24172480254526112678274728172889296130353110318732653345624871989307978210275107861164114617
2438250225672633270127702841291329863060313632133292431365657901946599461044511071126330
000000284129132986306031363213329243136565790194659946104451107100
0000002865293730103085316132393318528068818604962410111106161135600
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Grade: MS 64 DPL
Points: 7198
Owner: Coxe
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1928
Owner: catmanjk
 
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