Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,723,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.36 (9/3/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1894 O S$1 MS obverse 1894 O S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1894-O dollar is one of the most important condition rarities in the series, with only a few Gem pieces certified.

Today, there is great interest in high quality examples of this date, and most collectors understand the elusive nature of Gem or near-Gem specimens, although that was not always the case. The mintage was over 1.7 million coins, and an adequate supply of coins remained available into the 1960s, with many being unwanted due to the poor strike. Further from Bowers, in A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars: 'Although few accounts exist of Treasury payouts of 1894-O dollars, the variety was not in great demand, possibly because of the poor appearance of most pieces, and thus market levels were low through the 1940s. In the early 1950s several bags surfaces, giving dealers an adequate supply. More were part of the Treasury release of 1962 through 1964, but interest remained apathetic.'

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/18/2015

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1894 O S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 42.00 55.00 65.00 75.00 110 245 275 325 625 1650 2550 5550 12500 64000 - - - - -
$ 130 - 290 400 675 1800 3300 6750 22500 - - - -
1894 O S$1 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - 500 - 3400 8000 28000 - - - - - - -
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1894 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 11750 29000 - - - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4737
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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9/20/2015 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1224/Lot# 4101
9/20/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1224/Lot# 4825


Auction Prices Realized

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1/24/1996 NGC VF 30   Teletrade Auction 0809, 809/Lot# 742 $32.75
1/8/1999 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Signature Sale #195, 195/Lot# 5171 $4,542.50
2/7/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #27, 31/Lot# 637 $276.00
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1825 $1,437.50
3/17/2011 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(5), 1153/Lot# 9025 $230.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7683 $223.25
6/29/2014 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 180870 $100.00
10/12/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 225694 $40.00
  NGC MS 62   Bonhams $3,276.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 O S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base155163212248278395450715783820121915582009249536205466104301164312023124121335916645
15817922425831741353873879595313321708217128704235712110834117701215312728144540
0000005387387959531332170821712870423571211083411770121531272800
00000062776080810861445185923333245485187751123911896122821304300
1894 O S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91394597510081041107511101145118212192685275431944694768379638250854488479157991512567
92495598610191052108711221157119417082708290136945690777680598348864589509410107990
0000001122115711941708270829013694569077768059834886458950941000
0000001133117012072196273130474194668778708154844687469054966200
1894 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4165426143574456455646574761486649725081519153035417765180628490893493959873103701120014095
4197429343904489459046924796490150085118522853416162778882058638908895541003910647121650
000000479649015008511852285341616277888205863890889554100391064700
000000483149375045515452665379690679258347878692419714102041092300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 5466
Owner: John Lab
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3620
Owner: Hopewell Collection
 
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