Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 4,004,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.26 (5/24/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 O S$1 MS obverse 1897 O S$1 MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Like the 1896-O (an issue that is also well represented in this sale), the 1897-O is known for poor striking definition, dull luster, and, as a result, limited eye appeal. On the other hand, most of the Prooflike and Deep Mirror Prooflike coins extant display an exactness of strike that is a radical departure from the norm for the issue.

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GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/11/2015

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1897 O S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 34.00 36.00 40.00 60.00 100.00 130 180 350 1375 2500 5200 18250 68500 105000 180000 - - -
$ 70.00 - - 240 400 1700 3000 7250 32000 77500 155000 - -
1897 O S$1 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - 475 525 600 2500 6000 10500 - - - - - - -
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1897 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 5400 13500 25000 50000 - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6176
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
5/26/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131521/Lot# 27499
5/26/2015 AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131521/Lot# 27212
6/7/2015 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1221/Lot# 4990


Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1206 $747.50
1/21/2007 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2316, 2316/Lot# 2046 $952.00
2/10/2008 NGC MS 63   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 3149 $2,990.00
9/11/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131138/Lot# 29126 $47.00
7/12/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1172/Lot# 4441 $3,680.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 9543 $1,265.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2197 $1,930.00
3/9/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 176328 $51.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 O S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11511913914716322025536645056389115581886267137476473106531275714751152031630320094
11612614215218223229239448867211131667214830304656786611354134221490215570175670
0000002923944886721113166721483030465678661135413422149021557000
0000003294225257821336177724093388556492601205614086150521593600
1897 O S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base793820849879908940971100410361110123916581969373049355137534555595779600665628536
802830859889919950982101510611153137917622556413250025206541656325855619172200
000000982101510611153137917622556413250025206541656325855619100
000000993102510851196151818653143453350705276548857065930637700
1897 O S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2250231123722435249925642631269927672838290929823057546670779588100741057811100116411254415685
227023312393245625212586265427222791286229333007386060037914975010242107521128011942135910
00000026542722279128622933300738606003791497501024210752112801194200
00000026762744281428852958303246636540875199121041010926114611224300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1886
Owner: kgzpop
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 1558
Owner: MWit
 
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